It’s really essential as we age to guarantee we keep hydrated, and through the summer season months when (if we are lucky!) it will get warmer if is even much more crucial that we consume adequate.
Although the British Climate is holding us on our toes by swinging randomly in between hot and cold just a reminder that when it is scorching and you are doing exercises (and even if you are not!) you will need to hold hydrated. You really should consume drinking water in advance of, throughout and following exercise routines (or even walks). Older age is a threat variable for dehydration and more mature older people have a decreased thirst response (you may well not realise you will need to consume!). Even moderate dehydration adversely impacts mental general performance, improves emotions of tiredness and will increase chance of falls. Drinks this sort of as squash and tea count or you can include slices of lemon/orange/mint/ice to water (not rather the exact same as a Pimms I do concur). My favourite strategy is filling a drinking water bottle at the get started of the working day and generating absolutely sure it is empty by night but also know some who set a timer to remind on their own to consume h2o (I am confident Alexa/Google Residence would oblige with reminders as effectively)
Water is not just for washing your fingers!