In 1988 President Ronald Reagan declared August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day in recognition for all that older people have achieved and continue to accomplish. Many people are living longer, healthier and more fruitfully than ever. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, adults over sixty-five years of age will soon outnumber children under the age of eighteen for the first time in U.S. history.
Of course, longevity brings opportunities to pursue new activities such as further education, a different career or hobby. Older people can also contribute to their families, communities and society as a whole. Yet the scope of these contributions and opportunities is largely dependent on their good health.
Many recent studies indicate that one of the most vital impacts on people’s health and longevity is quantity and quality of their drinking water. Water is the very best hydrator and helps to digest food, absorb nutrients, and get rid of waste.
As people age, they need to drink more water. Older adults are at greater risk for dehydration as the body composition changes with age, and the amount of water in the body is reduced. Dehydration can cause a large number of ailments.
To make matters more challenging, as people age, their sense of thirst often diminishes. Even when more water is needed, they might not realize it. Additionally, certain health conditions or medications may require even more water intake.
Although it may be difficult to drink an eight-ounce glass of water at one sitting, sipping throughout the day is much more manageable. A reusable water bottle with a straw can be kept close at hand and sipped throughout the day. Moreover, making it a habit to drink plenty while taking pills can help.
However, it isn’t just the quantity of water that counts, but the quality of the water. Unfiltered water can contain chemicals and contaminants that can cause many health issues, especially among those who are older, or who have compromised immune systems.
Water from a high-quality whole home filtration system is a much safer choice to be assured of drinking the best and makes pure, fresh water easy to access, encouraging and supporting adequate fluid intake.
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