We all know we need to drink enough water every day. But most of us are also aware that we drink too little. Technology can also help us to improve our habits.
They say that water is the source of life. As much as 75 percent of the human body is made up of water, which means that there is somewhere around 42 liters of water in the body of the average adult. Even a small deficiency of water, this “miracle” fluid, can lead to dehydration, nervousness, loss of fitness, dizziness, headache, and we could list more.
Probably all of you who have already encountered kidney stones will agree that you never want to hear about them again and that you also don’t afford them to anyone. Kidney stones can be something completely painless, we can get rid of them without any problems, but because of them we can land in the emergency room with unbearable pain. In the US, a study has been done, the results of which say that kidney stones affect every tenth adult resident between the ages of 20 and 50. One of the main risk factors that causes kidney stones is drinking too little water.
So that you do not have to deal with such and other problems, we first advise you to drink enough water, but if you have a problem with it and forget to drink or simply do not have time, and maybe find a third excuse, we have for you three apps to help you drink enough water every day.
1. Plant Nanny
The Plant Nanny App is rated the highest in the App Store (among the apps that monitor the amount of water you drink, etc.), and has been downloaded to your devices by more than a million users. We need at least iOS 7.0 or later to use the app, and it is compatible with iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
As the name of the app alone suggests, its essence is to take care of the cute plants that live in our phone or other Apple device. We can choose unique pots and their contents. If we drink enough water, the plants grow, and we have new pots and more plants available. With gamification, the creators of the application wanted to make sure that drinking water will no longer be a necessity, but a pastime. The application regularly reminds us how much water we still need to drink, and we also have an archive of daily amounts of water we drink.
The application allows us to select different packaging and quantities of water to monitor the amount of water we drink. In this way, we can estimate much more accurately how much water we drink. In addition, the app of course provides reminders and statistics, making it easier to monitor your daily water intake and potentially improve your habits. The Waterlogged app can be used if you have iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone.
3. Daily water
We will need iOS 8.0 or later to use this app, and it is compatible with iPad, iPhone and also iPad touch. We start using it by first setting a goal of how much water we want to drink on a given day. Daily water helps us monitor our water intake and also sends us reminders throughout the day. We need Android 4.2 or later to use on Android devices. Similar to the other two applications, Daily water records history, which means that here and there we can check how successful we are by following the set goals.
The hottest months of the year are coming, when drinking enough water will be even more important. Therefore, it pays to research applications that will help you with this. You may use one of the above, or you may find one that works best for you. Either way, all that matters is that it will serve you well and make you feel great.