We’re in the full swing of summer, and that means we have to be especially careful about spending time outdoors—and vigilant about drinking water. Dehydration is an often overlooked health risk for seniors. It’s not only a common cause of muscle cramps, but also a common cause of hospitalization.
To stay safe—and keep cramps at bay—this season, follow these simple hydration tips.
- Know the signs of dehydration. As we age, our sense of thirst diminishes. But there are other dehydration symptoms to be aware of, such as bad breath, dry or flushed skin, and headaches.
- Always carry a water bottle, especially when you garden or exercise, as you lose more fluids. Check out these great reusable options for arthritic hands.
- Get more fluids with food. Foods like watermelon, skim milk, lettuce, and broths and soups are high in water content. Try adding fruit to your regular H2O, blending a smoothie for a healthy snack, and preparing more meals with hydrating foods.
- Add ice to your drinks—just four ice cubes adds roughly half of a cup of water.
- Start and finish each day with a few glasses of water. This ensures your body gets a decent amount of hydration, even if you forget to drink more during the day.
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