The school day gets busy and before you realize it, you’ve gone three hours without drinking anything. Or worse, the only thing you’ve had to drink is that cup of lukewarm coffee. This week’s challenge is to remember to drink water throughout the day.
Benefits of Proper Hydration
Drinking water throughout the day has lots of benefits. It helps your skin, it helps your brain function better, it can keep you from snacking (that’s a huge one for me), and it will help perform better when go to exercise.
I have an app on my phone called Watermaniac (Android only) that helps me remember to drink water during the day. iPhone users can use apps like WaterMinder for the same purpose. Of course, you could also just use Google Keep or your phone’s alarm function to set repeating reminders to drink water during the day.
How to Use Google Keep to Set Recurring Reminders
Google Keep is a versatile app that you can use on your desktop, on an Android phone, or on an iPhone. One of it’s many functions lets you create time-based and location-based reminders. Watch the following video to learn how to do both of those things.
Fancy Water Bottles!
You don’t need a fancy water bottle in order to stay hydrated, but having one will make you look like you’re on-trend. My partner has a fancy Hydro Flask water canteen that keeps water cold for hours or days or possibly months depending upon the hype that you read.
The Hydro Flask is way too pricey for this frugal New Englander so I just use the standard red Nalgeen bottle that I’ve had for years. The only thing fancy about my water bottle is the Ed Tech Fitness sticker that I slapped on it in the spring. If you want one of the stickers, send me an email with your address and I’ll send you one.