Sir Isaac Newton, The Bathroom & Aqua Man all had their place in week one of our workplace wellness challenge.
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" ...and this holds true for drinking lots of water at work (I'm talking a boat load of h2o, like half your body weight in ounces). Sir Isaac Newton probably didn't have water consumption in mind for equal and opposite reactions, but I can assure you for every 25 ounces of water taken in...I'll spare you all but one detail. By 10am Monday morning, one of our staff bathrooms was out of toilet paper. The kidneys were getting a healthy workout and I think our maintenance department should thank us for testing the strength of our septic system.
I believe some of our staff developed "Aquaman" superpowers, a sudden ability to hear complaints and questions from students before they spoke or raised their hands. While others were on the verge of sprouting fins. The wellness challenge always generates enthusiasm and hope for better health, but humor and superpowers were two surprise additions. Follow our challenge here on my blog as we continue week 2 of 5, where we focus on..."Stress Management". Good times are ahead! Right?!? ps. some of the staff were feeling so amazing from their millions of gallons of water intake, that they shared their thoughts with us. Check it out!