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Why Hydrate Yourself?

This is a short essay about why I decided to create "Hydrate Yourself". It is a free app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPod which tracks water intake and helps encourage a healthier lifestyle.

According to webmd.com [1] and the US National Library of Medicine [2], symptoms of dehydration include: Dizziness, Lethargy, Lightheadedness, Headaches, Fainting, Weakness and (naturally) a Dry mouth. Other symptoms even include heart palpitations (that feeling of your heart jumping or pounding).

So why is it that water intake is such a secondary concern to so many adults? All it takes is a little attention throughout the day, such as keeping track of how much water you are drinking or carrying a water bottle with you at all times. I strongly believe that drinking enough water is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. But how much water is enough?

Its hard to say, since so many foods we eat every day contain water. Common "rules of thumb" include 8-10 glasses a day…