It is a known fact that Belikin beer drinkers and Travelers Rum lovers, visiting or living on Ambergris Caye often do not usually drink enough water. Or in my case, iced coffee often keeps me from the healthier hydration option.
Despite the importance of water, it is often the overlooked and people often reach for other liquids, such as coffee, sodas, juices, and alcoholic beverages. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 43 percent of adults drink less than four cups of water daily, which includes 7 percent of adults who drink no water at all.
I was recently asked by a Canadian friend (who owns a Belize beach house) to help him remember to drink more water. I started out with google and sending interesting water glass pictures. Doing so made me address not drinking enough myself – thanks for the inspiration to be healthier JC 🙂 Not long after, I was surfing the Play Store and I hit the perfect answer for both of us – a fun water reminder option.
Water time app is the perfect solution right down to the smiling water drop. Anyone who knows me well enough knows my favorite facebook sticker pack (Happy-Go-Lucky) includes great smiling food emoji: bacon and eggs, taco, cupcake, to name a few I use a lot.
It is very easy.
- Fill in basic stats to determine the daily amount.
- Set reminder times and sleeping hours.
- Choose glass size.
- Observe reminders as best you can.
How it Works
When you do not drink enough your emoji gets sad. No one wants an unhappy water drop looking back at them, or the feeling that comes with it – not treating your body well. Aside from all the benefits of proper hydration, making your water-droplet smile can make you happy because you consciously doing something good for your body.
I do not always hit 100% mark but I have definitely doubled my water intake. To give myself an edge I set my serving size at 7 oz and use my favorite Cadillac glass. Time to admit it, I am slightly spatially challenged, (which is why I do not drive carts often and boats only for a minute during daylight hours 😀 ) I broke out the measuring cup to verify for this write up and my glass is really 10 0z. I double checked my math with a 17.6 oz water bottle and it was correct – thanks to Elevate brain training app for making me think outside the box and become more of a math ninja 😀
The app also lets you mark coffee, tea, milk or juice, and quantities. For me, this app is about tracking good habits so I only use the juice one when I am drinking healthy smoothies and tend to skip the other two even though the app takes into account your choices.
No matter where you live if you do not drink enough water this app is for you.
I know some of you are wondering what cons if any the app has.
So far the only slight negative is more frequent trips to the bathroom. Ordinarily, that would not be so bad except when you are trying to sleep or wake up with a full bladder.
There are ads on the free version but so far they are not so much of a con to me especially when the ones for my favorite packaged Mexican junk food, chocolate cupcakes show up 😀
For those of you who wish you were living in Belize, here are some great Ambergris Caye water pictures.