Hydration is very important for overall health. Our bodies do not function as well when we are dehydrated. Lack of water or fluids can exasperate certain health issues. However, there are times when it is better to drink water than others. A few of these include:
- Drink water when you’re hungry: Sometimes, hunger pangs may be a sign that you’re thirsty. If you feel hungry, drink a glass of water and see if the feeling of hunger goes away.
- Drink water if you feel fatigue: Tiredness is a sign of dehydration. If you feel tired and can’t take a nap, drink a glass of water. It may help you perk up.
- Drink water before and after a workout: Hydration is important while exercising. Drinking water before and after exercising can help prevent water loss.
Hydration is important at any age, but seniors may be more vulnerable to dehydration. It’s important for older adults to listen to bodily signs and stay hydrated.