We know that as busy nurses it can be difficult to drink water consistently every day. Between worrying about needing frequent bathroom breaks or being unable to carry a water bottle due to infection control concerns, it may seem impossible to down water while you work.
However, making hydration a priority is important. It can help with weight loss, provide an energy boost, and even improve skin tone. The National Academies of Science recommend men drink 3.7 liters daily and women, 2.7 liters daily, including moisture from foods.
Not drinking enough water increases your chances for joint pain, chronic fatigue, headaches, mood swings/irritability, poor digestion, sugar/salt cravings, staying sick longer, reduced ability to concentrate, reduced kidney function, premature aging, and dehydration — especially in the summer months.
As we experience the impacts of COVID-19, it's important to stay cognizant of our own self-care. This challenge will help you stay on your hydration p's and q's. That's why we ask you to join us in this 10 day hydration challenge. Are you ready?
Starts August 23. Click “Yes” under “Ready to Join?” above to sign up. Get started here.
See you at the water cooler!
We did it!!!!! I finished strong, drinking 80 oz of water (10 glasses).
I really like the idea of adding rules for drinking, especially the drink a glass of water when scrolling social media!
One more day to go. Today I drank 80 oz of water (10 glasses). I love smoothies, but have not had any for a while. That is a great alternative.
Anyone try a smoothie for hydration? What recipes did you like?
Yesterday, 8/31, I completed 88 oz of water (11 glasses). Today, 9/1, I completed 80 oz of water (10 glasses). 2 more days left to this challenge.
Had cucumber slices in my water! Love the flavor!!
Hi Monica, that sounds SO delicious!!
Hi Christi, Have you tried mint, lime and strawberries. It is really great. I also use basil instead of mint. I call it my spa water or special water!
Well today I worked out more, which required more water intake. My steps totaled 15,414.
My total water intake was 96 oz, which equals 12 glasses. We are more than half way through the hydration challenge. Hang in there!!!🤗
I pour water into 5 refillable containers, leaving a half inch space to add Costco lemonade. Then refrigerate. This helps me drink 70-80 oz/day
I have been doing really well with this challenge!!! I have given up my regular glass of diet Pepsi with lunch and feel better not drinking it. my skin is thanking me as well!!!
Day 7, I completed my minimal amount of water of 64 oz, (8 glasses). My range is 64-88 oz, that is 8-11 glasses of water per day. Moving on to Monday, Day 8.
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