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Are You Drinking Enough Fluids?

It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients and then get rid of the unused waste. With age, some people may lose their sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important that you have plenty of fluids. Drinking enough fluids every day also is essential if you exercise regularly. (Check with your doctor, however, if you’ve been told to limit how much fluid you drink because you have a particular medical condition.)

Add liquids throughout the day:

Trying to lose weight?

Want to make your water consumption a bit more fun? Add sliced fruit, such as lemons, limes, oranges or strawberries, to a pitcher of water in the morning and store it in the fridge.

Don’t stop drinking liquids if you have a urinary control problem. Talk with your doctor about treatment.

Source: National Institute on Aging; National Institutes of Health

January 8, 2016

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