Nursing is a physical job with lots of bending, twisting, and walking. It’s hard on the body, but it’s also hard on the mind. Think of how much your brain must work throughout your shift.
Now consider the fact that water helps your brain work better. A study published in Nutrition Reviews found that even mild dehydration can have negative effects on cognitive performance and mood. Lack of hydration can:
- Influence mood
- Increase fatigue
- Lower alertness
When we're dehydrated, it’s harder for our brains to work well. But when we're hydrated, our focus, memory, and overall brain function improve.
Water is fuel for our bodies in so many ways, but its impact on the mind is often overlooked. During this Water for Wellness Challenge sponsored by Compass One, we’re going back to the basics of hydration not just to nourish our skin, boost our immune systems, and protect our joints — but to power our brains. Use the daily tips over the next 10 days to hold yourself accountable for taking care of your body and mind.
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Starts July 24. Click “Yes” under “Ready to Join?” above to sign up. Get started here.
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, particularly infection control practices, 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.
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I am happy to report that our leaders support my work group ( nurse administrators and staffing coordinators) in hydrating while at work. A water cooler is available in the outer office for easy access to the group. We remind each other to hydrate and stop for a meal break. In addition, the Nurse admins help each other get steps while rounding by using the stairs or going a different route to add to our stepping.
This is great!! Having a team that is encouraging one another truly makes such a difference!!
I am doing well with my water challenge. Adding fresh lemon to my water has helped me to enjoy my water . It is very refreshing and also I am getting the benefits of the lemon .
Adding a little something to “infuse” my water really helps me keep drinking too! (And gets me excited for hydrating when I find a great combination!)
I love an iced tea on a hot day! Very refreshing!!
Doing great since Monday!
@Rhojoy Awesome! Keep up the great work!!
i like this bottle!
Great bottle for a great cause!
Doing well. 64oz++ a day!!😏
Excellent work! Did you check out the hydration calculator link on the Day 2 page?
Love my Clinic for providing a refillable water bottle and filtered water.
@AHanson that's amazing! What a great place!
@Gdhipp I love this style of bottle! Great for scheduling!
Excess hydration coming up :)
@Bcowell3 You've got this!!
@syoho717 Love the donut sticker!!
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