Stay Hydrated!

Staying hydrated during the hot summer months is essential!

Stay Hydrated!

It is important to stay hydrated during the hot summer months! Dehydration can be serious, and even life-threatening – especially for those at higher risk due to age or underlying health issues. Being dehydrated often means feeling tired, weak, having dizzy spells, and experiencing confusion. It can also cause headaches and muscle cramps.

Water is essential for older adults because it helps balance the electrolytes in your body and helps remove waste from your organs. The body’s ability to hold onto water diminishes with age, so seniors are more at risk of dehydration than younger adults.

Staying hydrated does more than just help prevent dehydration; drinking enough fluids helps flush out toxins in the body that can lead to health problems like urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Proper hydration can also help your heart to work more efficiently, which is important for someone who may already have a weakened heart or other cardiovascular issues.

In addition to drinking plenty of water, you should also replace lost electrolytes with other fluids like sports drinks and diluted juices. Eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water content such as cucumbers, tomatoes and melons can also help keep you hydrated during the summer months.

Adequate hydration is essential during hot weather. Taking small steps like carrying a reusable water bottle everywhere and scheduling frequent drinks throughout the day will help ensure your health and wellbeing this summer.

By taking the time to ensure your health and wellbeing, you can safely enjoy the summer months and all that comes with it.

Thank you for reading! Stay safe and healthy this summer!