I suck at drinking water. It wasn't until I went to the hospital for migraines when I was younger that my family realized I have a habit of just not drinking water at all — and not surprisingly, that was contributing to my near-daily migraines. Ever since then, I've been experimenting with various ways to keep my water drinking on track, and that means downloading (and actually using) apps that can help you drink more water. Like with any other type of app, there's the good and the bad, but thankfully, the good are many.
You've probably heard the old adage: You're supposed to drink eight glasses a day. But according to research, that's not actually true. And this may surprise you, but it's even possible to drink too much water. So, though many of these apps have their own "here's how much you should drink" presets, it's not a bad idea to check in with a healthcare professional before you dive into revamping your daily water routine. That way, you'll know exactly how much water you can safely drink per day to keep your body in its best working order. But, once you're at that stage, you can rinse out your reusable water bottle and start on your extremely well-hydrated journey. Here are five apps that can help you keep better track of what you're drinking.