My goal is to increase water consumption to 40-50 oz. per day. When I started I did
not drink that much water. I started drinking 20 oz. per day for five days out of the week.
After two weeks I increase the amount of water. I would drink 40 oz. per day, which
would be 200 oz. per week. After six weeks, I have gradually increased my water
consumption by drinking up to 50 oz. daily, for seven days of the week for a total of 350
The predisposing factor for my health goal has to do with my awareness that
water consumption is beneficial to staying healthy. I started getting information about the
benefits of consuming water and I realized that water is very essential to keep our bodies
in a good condition. Every part of our bodies needs water to work properly, but water is
particularly important for keeping the kidneys healthy.
Dehydration "lack of water" is
one of the reasons why people develop kidney stones. Some people say I don't need
water because I don't get thirsty. But that's because thirst can be slow to develop. Often
we don't feel thirst even when our bodies need fluid. We often confuse thirst with hunger
too. Sometimes when you think your body is asking for food, what it really needs is
water. This is why it's a good habit to drink water regularly, whether you feel thirsty or
The enabling factors for my health goal were mostly in my favor. Water is readily
accessible at any convenient store or household kitchen faucet and is relatively
inexpensive. A 20 oz. bottle of Poland Spring is around $1.00. There is a convenient store
close to my house. In the morning when I leave my house and go to...