Employees dive into water challenge

Sharing a water break are Anna Leko, left, computer operator, and Maureen Drabison, programmer analyst. They are among more than 100 YSU employees taking on the Hydrate for Health Challenge.

Sharing a water break are Anna Leko, left, computer operator, and Maureen Drabison, programmer analyst. They are among more than 100 YSU employees taking on the Hydrate for Health Challenge.

Nearly 100 YSU employees are taking the plunge this semester and trying to soak up more water to improve their health.

The Hydrate for Health Challenge, which runs through Oct. 12, is part of the YSU Living Well Employee Wellness program. Participants are tasked with consuming seven, eight-ounce servings of water a minimum of five days a week.

“We also want to focus on improving hydration levels in general,” said Carrie Clyde, Wellness coordinator. “Some people don’t drink enough throughout the day and have the potential to become dehydrated. And, we want people to understand that drinking too many caffeinated beverages, sodas or high calorie drinks also can be detrimental to their health over time.”

For more information, visit www.ysu.edu/wellness.