In case you didn’t know, water is good for you. We are constantly losing water throughout the day and not only through peeing and sweating, even bodily functions like breathing use up our body’s water.
Dehydration may lead to many medical issues and can also result in lower mental and physical performance. Drinking enough water is a requirement for your body to properly function in general.
The actual amount of water we require daily may change depending on the situation of a person, their body type, health, and even the climate of where they live. But overall, drinking water is a need. Humans are made up of 60% water after all.
Let’s be real, sometimes drinking water is just so easy to forget. Maybe you’re always “too busy” to remember, maybe you just don’t like water as a (nourishing) liquid in general. But getting your necessary daily dose of water is a good habit you should probably pick up, your (entire) body will thank you for it.
Sometimes we all need a little help, even when it comes to drinking water every day, and there’s no shame in that! Here are some jugs and apps that can help keep you on track.
Coming in all types of shapes, sizes, and designs, these jugs offer you a daily timeline of how much water you should have drank throughout the day. These also include motivational one-liners to help get you through it. And, thanks to most of their sizes, they aren’t easy to misplace.
These are just a few examples but there are many more designs and styles out there, with varying messaging as well—from cheerful and motivational to slightly more aggressive tones.
Now, on to the apps!
Probably one of the more well-known choices, remember that forgetting to drink water with this app means the death of a beloved and adorable (digital) plant. If you can’t keep plants alive in real life, why not try your hand with these virtual cuties. All you have to do is input some details about your current hydration situation, setup notifications, and keep that plant alive every time you update the app and let it know when you drink water.
This app makes sure to get quite a hefty amount of information to try its best and customize your experience to be as personal as possible. Like Plant Nanny, this app also offers a type of pay off by awarding badges. After continuing your hydration streak, you have the chance to earn badges all related to how your healthy hydration habits are continuously benefiting your body.
While this app also gathers data to customize its hydration routine for you, it also gives you the chance to customize this to your personal preferences. This app tracks not only your water intake, but any and all liquid you may drink throughout your day. It offers a wide selection of drinks and liquids for you to choose from. From the usual choices like water, coffee, or tea, to a protein shake, kombucha, and even alcohol.
If you’re feeling especially boujee, there are also smart water bottles that can connect to an app on your phone via Bluetooth. So that you can have the best of both worlds.
It may be a simple change, but these things may help give you that extra nudge and sense of accountability for taking better care of yourself and improving your water intake habits.
So, as Mimiyuuh says, “drink your water, b*tch!”