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Hydration for Older Adults

Elderly Woman Drinking a Glass of Water

Celebrating Hydration Day on June 23

The Benefits of Staying Hydrated

Yes, there is a day specifically devoted to hydration—June 23—and for good reason. Staying hydrated is important at any age. Drinking water and keeping your body hydrated can impact every aspect of your physical and mental health. Don’t underestimate the importance of hydration as you age. Hydration Day is intentionally celebrated during the first week of summer: During the warmer months, as you spend more time outdoors, it is even more important to keep up with your water intake.

It is recommended that men get approximately ten cups of water per day (2,500 ml) and that women get 8 cups (2000 ml), but always consult with your doctor about your specific water intake as it relates to your age, weight, and current medications. Remembering to reach your water intake goal every day can do so much for your well-being, including:

  • Keeping your electrolytes balanced
  • Keeping your blood volume normal
  • Aiding in digestion
  • Transporting nutrients through your body
  • Supporting kidney function
  • Reducing the risk of mental confusion
  • Boosting your brain function
  • Maintaining your urinary health
  • Enhancing your metabolism
  • Diminishing your thirst

It is also important to recognize the signs of dehydration in yourself and others. If you have cracked lips, dry mouth, a rapid heart rate, fatigue, confusion, or dizziness, you may be dehydrated. Seek medical help and care immediately.

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