A quick 20-minute drive from The 5800 Apartment Homes in Lakewood will bring you to beautiful beaches, including Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. With such easy access to the ocean, you no doubt have ample opportunity to get your body in the water—but have you made an effort to get enough water in your body?

You may not know your body is full of water—in fact, up to 60 percent of the human body is made up of water. But you still need to replenish yourself. Men need to drink at least three liters of liquid per day, and women should drink nine cups per day. Are you drinking enough water? If not, here are four apps that can help you drink more water.

1. My Water

If you’re like most people, you probably get your fluids in a variety of ways, between your morning coffee or orange juice, a sports drink with your workout, and plenty of water in between. This app helps you track and balance all of the fluids you drink. Not only that, but it can also help you up your intake with reminders, statistics/graphs, motivational awards, and useful tips about water. Check it out on the App Store or Google Play.

2. WaterMinder

This highly-rated app is a great way for you to set daily hydration goals, and it makes it easier to reach them with reminders throughout the day. It provides a simple user experience that will help you set a personal hydration goal based on your own body weight. As you keep track of your water intake, you can use the app to view your history and gauge how you’re progressing. Check it out on both iPhone and Android.


You may have used MyFitnessPal to track your exercise and food goals, but you might have missed its valuable hydration tracking feature. This app makes it easy to track your overall health and fitness achievements, and drinking more water is an important part of being healthy. To date, the app has received over one million ratings on the App Store and has an overall score of 4.7 out of 5. Whether you’re new to fitness or are a full-fledged fanatic, MyFitnessPal could be the buddy you’ve been looking for. The app is also available on Google Play.

4. Plant Nanny

If you’d like to have a little bit more fun tracking your hydration, then Plant Nanny might be the app for you. iOS and Android users get the chance to play nanny to a variety of cute little plants. Drinking more water allows you to choose fun flower pots for your plants and unlock new pots and plants, so you and your plants can get healthier together. As you get busy helping your little plants grow, you might find yourself looking for excuses to drink more water!

The summer heat is in full swing, and it’s time to make your way to the beach. Just don’t forget to bring some fresh, cold water along! Even if you feel like you’ve been getting enough water every day, it never hurts to keep an eye on your intake and give it a boost if needed. Whether you choose WaterMinder, Plant Nanny, My Water, MyFitnessPal, or another app entirely, your body is sure to appreciate the work you put in to support your hydration.