Drink and Thrive

Drink and Thrive

By Niyati Mehta
Like it or not, smartphones apps have become indispensable to our existence, almost like a virtual extension of our brain. From booking movie tickets to monitoring the growth of your toddler, there is an app for everything. However, there is a boom of wellness apps in the market today. Here we recommend 3 clever apps that nudge you to keep yourself well hydrated – no small task for those leading super busy lives.

  1. Plant Nanny (for teens and young adults)
    Plant Nanny
    A well-known app, this one uses a creative nudge element, turning you into a virtual plant that needs to meet its recommended water requirement to survive. The app sends you reminder notifications and not meeting your daily water quota has real consequences for your little plants, which can and will die! The ingenious use of graphics makes this app a real treat – interactive and enjoyable.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fourdesire.plantnanny&hl=en_USPlant Nanny 1
  1. My Water Balance (for adults)
    Aqua Alert

    A simple app, easy-to-use and understand. It calculates how much water you should drink each day based on your personal details such as weight, height age, etc., but also lets you change that amount to suit your individual needs such as weather conditions or the country where you reside.
    Aqua Alert 1
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-water-balance/id964748094
  2. Drink Water Reminder (busy adults & working professionals)
    Water Time
    This daily water intake calculator tells you how much water to drink based on your sex, weight, and country. Its best feature is a timed notification that pings and nudges you to drink water at regular intervals all through the day. Among other clever features, the app also allows you to maintain a log of your water intake through the day.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilecreatures.drinkwater&hl=en