These hot summer days put all of us at risk for dehydration. Water isn’t just a refreshing thirst-quencher. It’s essential to almost all bodily functions, from lubricating our joints to pumping blood to our heart. Staying hydrated is a key part of maintaining good health. Sometimes we get caught up with our everyday activities and simply forget to drink.
Older adults are more prone to becoming dehydrated for a number of reasons, including a diminished sense of thirst. We must remind each other to take a few extra sips to combat this Florida heat. Stay hydrated!