By Kalie Souknary
Blog Content Contributor
If you’re someone who needs to work on your hydration levels, or if you’re just too busy to remember that water is essential to your living, there’s an app for that! It’s called “Plant Nanny,” and it’s probably one of the cutest apps that subtly guilt trips you into drinking water.
How it works: When you first get the app, it will give you a basic introduction as to why your body needs a certain amount of water everyday to stay healthy. It will then ask you to enter your weight in either kilograms or pounds, and estimate how many cups of water you need to drink per day. You’re then able to pick out an animated plant, which will grow with each cup of water that you drink! You may not notice it growing at first, but keep in mind that if you don’t drink water to water your plant, your plant will slowly die. And you definitely don’t want that, do you?! Plant Nanny allows you to pick the type of cup you drink from on average. For example, a 12oz. cup, an 18oz. bottle, a water bottle, etc.
For those who are so busy that they forget to hydrate, you can set reminders on the app which will send you a quick banner to remind you to drink another cup of water. I suggest always having a bottle of water with you to keep up with it. This way even if you forget, once you get the reminder, you’ll be able to drink that due cup of water.
I did just get this app a few days ago, but it has me drinking the necessary amount of water my body requires everyday. As a person who loves water, even I get too busy to even notice how thirsty I am. This app is definitely a good way to fix my body neglection problem! Plus, I couldn’t resist those cute little plants.