Summer time is the perfect excuse for hanging out and for picnic that means a lot more exposure to sun then before which means more need to stay hydrated as sweat and hot weather results in more excretion of body fluids.
We need to stay hydrated to stay alive and function properly, but with age our thirst and need of drinking water and fluids decreases that is because as we get older our thirst response system diminishes even if we are dehydrated.
Staying hydrated is extremely important for, healing of wounds, ulcers prevent risk of kidney failure reduce the chances of urinary tract infections maintaining balance of body and prevention from falls digestion and prevention of constipation there is no fixed recommended amount of fluids that you should drink per day, however many medical professionals advice to drink up about 6-8 ounces regularly.
If you find it hard to drink too many glasses of water, there are many other sources of water as well, many fruits and vegetable are full of juices like watermelon, oranges, tomatoes, berries, peaches, cucumber or and grape fruit. Eating a low sodium soup of your choice, drinking tea or coffee also help you stay hydrated.
These sources serve almost 20% of your hydration needs. Certain medical conditions may restrict or limit the amount of water you should be drinking, these include kidney disease, heart condition or diabetes since in these conditions your body cannot excrete fluids normally so your physician may advice to restrict your fluid intake along with salt consumption. In certain conditions you may need to drink more water than usual, these include
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