Introducing Health Storylines Self Care Challenges!
So everyone, this post is about one of those new things that I hinted about at the end of my last blog post. I’ve been chosen by Health Storylines to be a Self Care Ambassador. Health Storylines is a free app where you can track a variety of health goals with the journal feature, as well as track things like your exercise, general symptoms, migraines and other illness flares. Trust me for one app you really can do a lot with it and it’s really easy to use. My job and goal is to motivate others to take better care of themselves, and just be more proactive with their self care in general.
Once a month I will be posting a health challenge here on my blog, the same blog post/challenge will also be shared on my social media. The challenges themselves won’t be particularly difficult, though I will try to think of a couple alternative challenges in a post when incorporating things like eating into a challenge. I want people with all levels of functionality to hopefully be able to participate. I know there are a lot of fellow tubies like me that can’t eat very much, if any food at all. The challenges could be anything from trying to replace an unhealthy snack with a healthier snack for a week and track your progress with the app, to journaling in the app every night before bed.
The challenges will be ‘active’ for a week, meaning that’ll be actively talking about them. But if you get behind you can still make up a challenge when you’re able to. The main (longer) post will go up on my blog and summarized versions will go up on my Twitter and Instagram. When you guys work on doing health challenges, share pictures and tweets about your progress and feel free to tag me in the post. I will also be using the hashtag #SSHealthChallenge. Also use the hashtag #selfcareMVMT for your posts on social media.
You can use this link to sign up and download the app:
So for the first challenge we’re just going to do something simple and that’s hydration! It’s starting to get warmer out and that means hydration is super important. So try to up your hydration for the next week however you may do it. Show how you hydrate, what your favorite way to stay hydrated is and if you do iv hydration or hydration by feeding tube like myself then explain why you have to have hydration this way. Educating others is always important so you might help someone learn about your reason why you have to hydrate the way you do.
So use the journal tool in the app to keep track of how much extra fluids you’re able to consume each day. See if you notice any changes in your vitals or symptoms each day thanks to the extra fluids.
Good luck everyone and happy drinking!