As we age, good nutrition becomes even more important, and hydration is also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. However, many seniors don’t drink enough water every day, and that can mean experiencing symptoms that may be mistaken for other health issues. Today, we’ll talk about why getting enough water is so important for seniors. When you don’t drink enough water, you are at risk of becoming dehydrated. Some common symptoms of hydration include:
Other more serious symptoms like muscle spasms and kidney failure can occur when dehydration becomes more extreme, so it’s important to be sure you’re getting enough water each day to feel your best. Seniors have unique issues that may prevent them from drinking water regularly, including:
Because of these difficulties, it’s important for all seniors to pay attention to their hydration levels every day. Make it a priority to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day, and you accomplish that goal with these easy tips:
Stay on top of your daily hydration for optimal health in your senior years. At Ashbridge Manor Senior Living, our senior living facilities and programs are designed to provide a healthy, active lifestyle. When it’s time to transition to a senior living facility, give us a call and our professional staff members will make the transition easy. You can find us at 971 E. Lancaster Avenue in Downingtown, PA, call 610.269.8800, or contact us online for more information. Ask us about our move-in special! Ashbridge Manor is a safe, COVID-free senior living community.