Drink more water
18th Jun 2020
If someone feels thirsty they are already dehydrated.
Water supports & provides many vital functions in the body, including hydration, digestion and blood volume.
As you age, your body’s ability to conserve water decreases, so you don’t feel thirsty as often. However, your body still needs water.
Dehydration causes drowsiness and confusion among other side effects so it is essential to stay hydrated.
Aim to drink at least six times a day, and more in warmer weather or if you’re exercising. Tea, coffee, mineral water, soda water and reduced fat milk can all count towards your fluid intake during the day, but water is always best!