Stay Hydrated with Thermos! (Yep, there's an App for that!)

Stay Hydrated with Thermos! (Yep, there’s an App for that!)

Hydration is key to good health for an infinite amount of reasons. Sometimes I need reminders about that, though. And to be honest – I am doing some good guessing when it comes to how much water I actually drink in a day. I never notice my lack of hydration or my full bladder more than when I am pregnant, though!

Water accounts for nearly 60% of our total body mass.  Therefore, it obviously plays a huge role in how our body runs and performs.  Way too many people just don’t get enough water, plain and simple.  Unfortunately, the long-term effects of severe dehydration are pretty serious and could eventually lead to death in extreme cases.  On the upside, a well-hydrated adult/child feels the benefits of:
– Better blood flow
– Higher energy levels
– Decreased muscle soreness after exercise
– More attentiveness and an easier time concentrating
– Healthy kidneys
– Body temperature regulation

Tips for Staying Hydrated:

  • Don’t rely on thirst to determine when you drink.  Be sure to be drinking water before, during and after exercise AND throughout the day. EVEN IN THE WINTER!
  • Carry a water bottle with you at all times.  It is recommended that adults AND children are drinking every 20 minutes while exercising.
  • Make sure your kids are taking water breaks throughout the day.
  • Stay away from soda completely and limit juice or sugary drinks.  Kids AND adults need water more than anything!  Sports drinks can be used to replenish lost electrolytes after heavy sweating, but water is the MOST important drink.

 

Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid

When Thermos approached me about trying out their brand new Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid, I jumped at the chance to try out something to actually keep me accountable for my water intake. No surprise, but I have thirty zillion distractions a day around here, so having one less thing to actually think about is helpful.

Stay Hydrated with Thermos! (Yep, there's an App for that!)

While the bottle is definitely a little bit “gadgety” (you charge the Smart Lid), it feels like and performs (no leakage, etc.) like any other water bottle. I always appreciate a bottle that I can trust to not go everywhere when I throw it in a bag or stroller. Plus, it has a handy cover over the top which is just child-proof enough to keep my 22 month old out of my water.

Stay Hydrated with Thermos! (Yep, there's an App for that!)

The Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid connects wirelessly to your Apple device and/or FitBit. I love that it tracks my water intake AND my activity for the day (when used with the FitBit). You download the free App, make sure the Smart Lid is charged (it keeps its charge for days and days) and then just keep drinking.

What I found? I need to seriously kick up my hydration…

Stay Hydrated with Thermos! (Yep, there's an App for that!)

 

Want to get connected?

You can find the Thermos Connected hydration Bottle with Smart Lid here.

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I want to know – would YOU use it?!?!

 

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12 thoughts on “Stay Hydrated with Thermos! (Yep, there’s an App for that!)”

  1. Honestly, no, i wouldn’t use this. I don’t drink out of the same vessel all day. Sometimes cups, mugs or glasses in addition to bottles and jars. This might be useful in a hydration pack for an ultra or a mtn bike race where its easy to fall behind on water and fueling, but unnecessary for day to day circumstance.

  2. I would definite try it. I drink out of my water bottle almost exclusively (it drives my hubby crazy when I have to get it out of the car before a meal because I do t want to use a glass) I’m not crazy about drinking out of plastic so I would have to see if it would work on a metal bottle or if they have metal bottle I could buy.

  3. Seems like a cool idea. Unfortunately I have an android and no fitbit so it wouldn’t work for me. Also would depend on price.

  4. Bet it would be eye-opening for me as well–I know for sure that I’m not drinking enough water regularly–definitely something I need to work on! I might use it, but $60 is pretty pricey!

  5. I would love something like this to help track my activity and water intake. I have always had a hard time with drinking enough water and if i had something that opened my eyes i think it would change my life.

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