Turn To Technology
In 2021, we have so many tools at our disposal to help us stay healthy. Why not take advantage of them? When it comes to hydration, there are options for using technology in your favor.
First, consider downloading an app on your phone to help you track your fluid intake throughout the day. Free hydration apps are popular choices to help you keep tabs on your water consumption.
Another option is to set reminders on your phone or smartwatch to ping you throughout the day. Whether you’re working or have the day off, it’s easy to forget to drink. Let technology help keep you on track.
If you’re working, set reminders beyond just your breaks. Most nurses get two short breaks and one lunch break, but you need to drink more often than that. Set your device to ping you every 15 to 30 minutes, and when it does, take a few large sips of water or suck on some ice.
Remember: This only works if you listen to your reminder and do what it says — don’t ignore it!
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