Summer months can lead to heat which is dangerous for every senior. Hydration carries more risks for seniors even with less water loss because as you age, you carry less body water. It is important to think of ways to stay hydrated before it becomes a problem.
- Outdoor Hydration: Staying hydrated outside requires more preparation than staying hydrated while at home. It is essential to think about how long you are going to spend outside so you can bring enough fluids to stay hydrated. Pack a cooler or bring a water bottle that stays cool if the weather is hot. Consider your activity level and pack extra water if you are going to be doing strenuous activity.
- Indoor Hydration: Consider your beverage choice. When you are stuck at home with a fridge that is stocked with drinks other than water, it is hard to abstain from them. Consider buying less soda. If water still is not tasting the best, consider eating foods with water contained in them. Choices such as celery, cucumbers and watermelon are water-rich foods.
- Habits: Developing strong habits is a helpful way to remember your hydration throughout the day. Just as people link water drinking to other behaviors like eating, you can link water drinking to other daily behaviors like taking medication or laying down for a nap.
Hydration is easy for seniors as long as you keep helpful tips in mind. Plan ahead and use habits to keep your water intake up. At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!