This Cute Gadget Reminds You To Drink More Water
Water is essential to our well-being. Our bodies are made of 2/3 water, so it’s important to stay hydrated. The amount of water we should consume has been up for debate, but the scientific community has settled on eight ounces of water eight times a day.
In our busy lives, we sometimes forget to drink enough and that’s where we might need a little help. A little gadget made by the company Ulla has developed their own simple solution.
The “eight by eight” rule isn’t as cut and dry as it would seem. The amount of water you need is different for each individual, depending on a variety of factors: where you live, your activity level, your gender, and your health.
The Mayo Clinic states that the average person needs about 15.5 cups of water per day. The average woman needs 11.5 cups. The food we eat contains liquid too– so we get about 20 percent of our hydration from what we eat.
We depend on water to survive and every cell in our bodies requires water to function properly. Each day we lose water from sweating, breathing, and through waste. We need to replenish that water so we don’t become dehydrated.
Some of the many benefits of drinking enough water include:
- detoxifying our bodies
- lubricating our joints
- regulating our temperature
- protecting our tissues
Even a mild case of dehydration causes stress in our bodies and drains our energy.
Ulla, a company based in Slovenia, has invented a simple device to remind people to drink their water. Ulla is a small device, about the size of a watch, that has a battery which lasts 6 months and an LED light. The device has a band that attaches to most water bottles and detects when you drink.
If you don’t drink for 30 minutes, the LED light blinks and reminds you to take a sip. Ulla comes in many different colors, some with motivational sayings. Ulla is silent, so it’s okay to use anywhere. Such a simple solution for many people’s biggest problem!
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