Way back in October I wrote a post about increasing my intake of water to two litres a day as recommended by my trainer at the time, Lauren.
I did really well with this healthy habit right up until my operation. I knew that mobility issues would mean I needed to decrease my daily intake down, probably by half and here it has remained all through Christmas and for part of January.
But Fit Foot is getting more mobile (well if this snow and ice would do one!) and not being able to dash to the bathroom is no longer a valid excuse.
I do find it more challenging to drink two litres a day when I’m at home though. I find that when I’m working I constantly sip away at a bottle of water, maybe it’s a subconscious way of pausing?
Anyway, I may have found a little help getting back on track by way of a handy little app on my amazing new phone. The app is called ‘Water your Body’ and is available on Android as a free download.
The apps ‘blurb’ reads as follows ….
Do you drink enough water? Do you always forget to drink water regularly? This App reminds you to drink water every day and tracks your water drinking habits.
You only need to enter your current weight and DrinkingWater will help you to determine how much water your body needs every day. When you have finished drinking a cup of water, you will need to add a cup in the app.
Having downloaded the app a few days ago I finally used it properly today. I particularly like some of the features such as the ability to change cup / bottle sizes and measures between metric and imperial. There is a handy reminder on the hour that can be set to vibrate or a ringtone of pouring water (maybe not in an office environment!) which is a great jolt to the memory, the reminder stops when your daily goal is reached. In addition physically adding glasses of water to the screen is a useful visual helping goal orientated people like myself to complete the amount set each day.
All in all it may be worth a go if you struggle to stay hydrated or find it challenging to drink your daily recommended intake of h2o.
Today I exceeded my water intake by 400ml and consequently have spent a good part of the day running to and from the bathroom … but let’s face it, I need the exercise!