Intro: One Good Way to Take a Pill
Most people I know take pills by opening their mouth as far as possible, tipping their head back into whiplash territory, sticking the pill on the back of their tongue until they gag, taking a sip of water and throwing their head back violently. Ouch.
Here's some news: Pills float! So pop one in your mouth (duh), add the beverage of your choice, and tilt your head slightly FORWARD. The pills float to the back of your throat which makes it far easier to swallow them.
Really, this works. Try it on something small like a baby aspirin. You'll never get whiplash again!