Up to 60% of the body and of the brain are made of water. Hydration is super important for everyone, but it becomes even more so as we get older.
Here at Arizona Homestead, the health and wellbeing of our residents is of the utmost importance to us. Read on to discover all the benefits of staying hydrated for seniors.
Getting enough water ensures your digestive tract stays regular. If you’ve been having trouble with constipation, your water intake could be to blame. Water helps your body break down and metabolize food. You should try to aim for at least 8 ounces of water per day.
One side effect of getting older is increased fatigue. When you’re dehydrated, your body suffers from confusion and fatigue. It has to work harder to do its normal functions since it doesn’t have adequate water supply.
Drinking water regularly will refresh you and might just put some pep back in your step.
Keeps Kidneys Healthy
Water is essential for the health of your kidneys. Drinking enough water will keep the kidneys flushed and healthy. It can also help you avoid painful kidney stones.
How To Drink More Water
Now that you know the benefits of drinking more water, you’re probably wondering how you can fit more water into your day. Below are some tips on how to make water a regular part of your routine so you can start feeling better.
1. Buy A Reusable Water Bottle – Reusable water bottles are good for both you and the planet. Getting a reusable bottle with ounces printed on the side can help you keep track of how much water you’ve drunk.
2. Add Some Fruit – If you’re bored by the taste of water and that deters you from drinking it, feel free to mix things up. Adding lemon or strawberry to your water can help make it more appetizing and fun to drink.
3. Drink A Glass Before Each Meal – If you’re always forgetting to drink water, make it a mealtime ritual. If you drink a glass before breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you’ll be well on your way to meeting your daily water goals.
At Arizona Homestead, our mission has always been to “raise the standard of excellence in all aspects of assisted living care.” This extends to you and your water intake. We’re here to support you and give you everything you need to be healthy.
Are you interested in learning more about the different kinds of care we offer at Arizona Homestead? Please contact us with any questions here. We look forward to connecting with you!