When talking to my clients I ask about their water intake and explain to them how to make their water intake work best for their body.

My suggestion is sipping rather than gulping down a glass quickly. My analogy is, if you slowly water a plant the soil absorbs the water; but if it’s done quickly, it will just drain out the bottom before the soil can absorb it and the body is the same.  Little sips allows the body to absorb the water where it can make full use of it.