Things I like: Water Your Body mobile app

One of my goals for 2015 is to drink more water. I turned to my Galaxy S5 for guidance and encouragement.

I came across a mobile application called “Water Your Body.” It’s avalible in the Google Play store. This exact version cannot be found on iTunes, but I did see some apps that are very similar.

When I downloaded this program, I felt like I struck gold. Well, not really, but you know what I mean.

Did I mention it’s FREE?

Water Your Body reminds you to drink water every day. Simple enough.

Before the app, I would get so caught up in work that I would forget to drink water.

When I started working at WATE last September, I feared leaving my desk because I thought breaking news would happen while I was away. Who would be there to send out a push alert to subscribers of our mobile application (shameless plug) or post to social media? I have overcome that fear.

Here’s how it works:

Water Your Body allows you to customize your cup. If there’s a water bottle that you use often, you can edit the amount of ounces each container holds.

The water bottle I use holds 18 ounces of liquid.

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The app also lets you know how much you should drink according to your weight.

There’s also a function that allows you to set parameters on when you would like a notification and how often. My reminder is set every hour between 10 a.m and 9 p.m.

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You can also track your drinking habits and weight through the app.

I just started last week. I have to admit before using Water Your Body, I would probably drink one bottle of water a day.

This is a screenshot of my progress thus far. I’ve had some really good days and some not-so-good days. But just like setting any goal, it takes time.

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The app is so easy to use. I haven’t logged any of my water intake today, but here’s a screenshot from yesterday’s log. I drank two 18 ounce bottles of water. The program logs the times and how close (or in this case, how far) I am away from reaching my daily goal of 78.5 ounces. (This is about four bottles.)

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You can also see a your progress in chart form.

I would recommend this app to anyone needs a little motivation, encouragement and guidance when it comes to drinking water daily.