The Effects Of Drinking Water On The College Experience After Graduating High School

1535 WordsDec 11, 20167 Pages
Throughout the semester of participating in KN 248, my lifestyle has changed in many ways. At the beginning of the semester, I was recovering from a hip surgery and partaking in physical therapy. I was also easing into the college experience after recently graduating high school. I became aware of many different aspects that contribute to my wellness other than just exercise. The list could continue to go on but, these are just a few specific examples. Over the course of this semester, I have participated in a variety of activities that benefited my well being. For example, I made the choice to change how much water I was drinking. At the beginning of the semester I rarely drank any but, through the behavior change process (Transtheoretical model) I now drink 32 ounces or more of water daily. I started by making a goal to drink 64 ounces a day but, I found that to be unmanageable, so I changed it to 32 ounces and have been successful ever since. By drinking water, I have benefited in several ways, including, healthier skin, fewer headaches, and I have also increased my Physical Wellness. I also worked on my Physical Wellness by attending physical therapy and going to doctor appointments. Over the summer I had hip surgery and was on crutches for 3 months, so I attended physical therapy to gain muscle endurance in my leg and to also build muscle around my hip to reduce re-injuring. I also decided to take on exercising on my own time, by creating a fitness plan. In this plan,
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