Our expert says:
Sounds like my dad - he says he'll rust if he drinks water! A kidney stone is usually painful enough to motivate a person to take in more fluids but you are correct, one needs at least 8 glasses of fluid per day. If he does not like water, he can drink tea, iced tea, diluted fruit juice or flavoured water but not too much coffee/redbull (too much caffeine) or Coke/ other carbonated drinks due to high salt intake. It is a habit one needs to develop and it is easy to forget if you are busy. It may help to put a 1 litre bottle of water on your desk to remind you to take a sip now and then and try to finish it by midday and repeat for the afternoon.
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