It is a fact of life that we need water. We need it to stay healthy and survive. Although this is a well-known fact, most people do not consume nearly enough fluid each day. In our busy lives, it is easy to forget to stay hydrated and remember how much we need. Lucky for us, smart phones have become a part of most people’s everyday lives and we can rely on them to do all the thinking for us. There is a great app called Waterlogged that can help you track your fluid consumption throughout the day.
Without enough water in our systems, our bodies begin to shut down and become ill. Dehydration can bring on a number of unhealthy symptoms such as dry mouth, sunken eyes and dry skin. Headaches and migraines are also a common side effect of not drinking enough water. More severe cases of dehydration can lead to kidney failure, and even contribute to the onset of colon and bladder cancers.
Waterlogged is totally free to download, and it is super easy to use. All you have to do is open the app, click “record drink”, and enter how much water you have had so far that day. Each day your goal is to drink 64 ounces of water, which is equivalent to the old “eight glasses of water a day” rule. Waterlogged will track how much water you have drank so far to keep you informed of how much more you need to reach your goal.
Drinking plenty of water will keep you energized and happy. Have you ever gotten to about 3 o’clock in the afternoon and felt incredibly sleepy? Next time, try having a glass of water; it will pep you right up. Perhaps you are having trouble losing weight. Water will help with that too! Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so try having a big glass of water before going back for a second helping at dinner. Water also plays a huge role in digestion. Drinking enough will help flush out your system on a regular basis.
Another great feature of the Waterlogged app is the reminders. Waterlogged has the ability to set reminders within the app to keep you drinking water all day. You can customise the reminder by adding a title, message, and selecting the time it will alert you to drink. It is a great way to stay motivated and hydrated.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone and your water bottle and get started!
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Mikaela Weyland-Smith – Pulp Nature Contributor and Intern – Autoimmune Allyby
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