In the summer months when the weather get hot, you need to stay hydrated above all else. Sometimes you may get caught up doing other things, or relegate your liquid intake to coffee, soda, and alcohol. There’s a definite focus on what we eat, but many take what we drink for granted, when coffee, soda, and alcohol can be worse for us than burgers, fries, and shakes. Water though, is always good, especially since a majority of our bodies is made up of water to the point that the average adult human body is 57-60% water. We need to drink a lot of water every day to stay hydrated, and a good goal to shoot for is half your body weight in fluid ounces, so someone weighing 200 lbs, should aim for 100 fluid ounces of water. That can be tough to keep track of, and that’s where the app WaterMinder comes into play.
WaterMinder is all about reminding you to drink water throughout the day, so that you can stay hydrated. The app has a very simple purpose, but it can still be surprisingly valuable. The interface is designed around simplicity to nail the singular focus of the app. The main screen delivers a single button allowing you to add in a cup or bottle of water that you drank. As you add them in, the on screen body starts to fill up with water, and you want to fill it 100% to reach your water goal for that day. To help you reach your goal, the app has customizable reminders throughout the day allowing you to choose when to remind you to drink some water. Now, you may think that our body tells us when we’re thirsty, so an app seems kind of superfluous. Now, it’s true our throat gets dry when we’re thirsty, but we don’t want to just drink the bare minimum to get through the day, and that’s what this app is for.
Water is an age old elixir that doesn’t need any special additions to quench your thirst, and improve your health. Water can benefit your weight, skin, brain, immune system, and overall health. That benefit is when you’re getting a full amount of water, and not just the bare minimums. WaterMinder is simple in scope, but it reminds you to keep drinking water throughout the day all while making it easy to keep track of the water you have drunk. The app also keeps a history with a bar graph chart showing your water intake versus your daily goal. All of the content of the app is available through a clean interface, and it’s just a nice utility to get you into the habit of drinking more water. The app also includes water tips, the ability to create custom cup amounts, and the badge app icon shows percentage complete for the day.
WaterMinder ($0.99, Universal) isn’t the most complex app in the App Store, but it does its job extremely well making it worth picking up to help you improve your overall health one glass of water at a time.