Count Your Cups!
Today's tip is to count your cups. Do you know how much water you drink in a typical day? When you examine how much you sip, you might be surprised.
Figure out how much you already drink and then over the course of the challenge strive to down a particular number of ounces each day to gradually increase it. You may need to use the restroom more frequently at first, but making changes gradually will help your body adjust.
Consider downloading free apps like Daily Water Free or Plant Nanny to track your intake. You can also use a water bottle with ounce markings to keep tabs on how much you drink.
PLEASE NOTE: You must not consume food or drink in an area where there is exposure or potential exposure to blood, potentially infectious material, or toxic material or where there is a potential for contamination of work surfaces. This can be particularly challenging in most healthcare environments now. Please refer to these OSHA regulations as well as here and your employer’s policies in regard to food and drink consumption and storage at work.
Additionally, if you work in any environment outside of your home, please refer to the CDC’s Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) here.
This week let us know how you are doing in the challenge!
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