An Intervention To Improve Personal Hydration
Arts and Sciences
It is well-known that water intake is a key element in maintaining good health. Regular water intake provides many health benefits. Conversely, depriving the body of water can quickly lead to dehydration and negative health outcomes. For several years I have been negligent in providing my body with adequate hydration, so the purpose of this research was to introduce an intervention to increase my daily water intake. My research was a single subject design (myself), so the findings will not be generalizable. I monitored my behavior to improve my daily hydration through increased water intake. I tracked data points on a daily basis and kept a tally of how many ounces of water I drank per day. I established a baseline of 7 days’ worth of data, and then began an intervention of being more mindful of my water intake and intentional about drinking more water. Approximately 3 weeks into the data tracking I employed an altered treatment which was the use of water flavoring in at least 1 of the water bottles I drank each day. This was to help decrease the monotony of drinking water and to assist in achieving the desired results.
Vick, Julie, "An Intervention To Improve Personal Hydration" (2021). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 991.