Water for Wellness Challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare 21
Water for Wellness Challenge, powered by Compass One Healthcare

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.

Though this challenge concluded on August 4, we invite you to try it with a friend or colleague. 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. 

Powered by Support from Morrison Healthcare, A Division of Compass One Healthcare 



Date & Time
Monday July 24th, 2023
End Date & Time
Friday August 4th, 2023

How are you doing in the challenge?

Ria S. Ria S. Dec '23

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.

Having only one kidney, this is really important to me 

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.

ChristiM ChristiM Aug '23

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 . 


ChristiM ChristiM Aug '23

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!)

ChristiM ChristiM Aug '23

I love an iced tea on a hot day!  Very refreshing!!

Rhojoy Rhojoy Jul '23

Doing great since Monday!  

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '23

@Rhojoy Awesome! Keep up the great work!!

Plenty of water For health and wellbeing 

i like this bottle!

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '23

Great bottle for a great cause!

Chrisjones Chrisjones Jul '23

Doing well.  64oz++ a day!!😏

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '23

Excellent work! Did you check out the hydration calculator link on the Day 2 page?

AHanson AHanson Jul '23

Love my Clinic for providing a refillable water bottle and filtered water.

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '23

@AHanson that's amazing! What a great place!

Gdhipp Gdhipp Jul '23
ChristiM ChristiM Jul '23

@Gdhipp I love this style of bottle! Great for scheduling!

Bcowell3 Bcowell3 Jul '23

Excess hydration coming up :)

ChristiM ChristiM Jul '23

@Bcowell3 You've got this!!

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