At 180 Medical, we like to focus on our health. Not only do we have healthy snack options like almonds and fruit in our break-rooms, but we also have an onsite gym where our employees can break a sweat and get some daily exercise at lunch or after hours. But one thing people often forget about in their quest to get healthy is how important water can be to our overall health.
Around a month ago, one of our employees had a great idea to challenge as many people as possible at work to drink the right amount of water for their individual needs and body types, and over 160 of us have decided to meet the challenge and give it our best shot.
The 180 Medical 100 Day Water Challenge also raises the stakes by making sure that water is literally the only liquid we drink! No more sugary soda, juices, coffee, and other sugary drinks for us, as we continue on. The goal is to make it a solid 100 days without cheating, but of course, as long as the participants are trying their best to get more water and stave off dehydration, they’re taking a step in the right direction.
Benefits of Drinking Water
What are some of the benefits of drinking the right amount of water for your needs and cutting out sugary, caffeine-laden drinks?
- Easier maintenance of a healthy weight
- Aids in digestion and prevents constipation (which is often a sign of low-grade dehydration)
- Decreases headaches and fatigue
- Improves your kidney and bladder health
Employee Feedback About the Water Challenge
Here’s what some of our employees who are taking part in the challenge are saying:
- “I had no idea how much sugar I was taking in before I started this!”
- “I feel so much better and didn’t realize how big of a different cutting out sodas and drinking water instead would make.”
- “It’s not always easy, but I’m proud of myself when I stick to water.”
We hope you find some inspiration in our challenge too! Join us as we continue on for another 70 days. We’re sure to start forming some new lifelong habits.
Find out more about drinking enough water at WebMD. As always, we recommend that you discuss your individual water intake goals with a healthcare professional. Everyone’s individual needs can differ, based on weight, age, gender, and specific condition.