May 18, 2020

Helpful Tips For Seniors To Stay Hydrated

Hydration - it's important at any age

Staying hydrated is important at any age, but it’s especially important for Senior Citizens. It’s important to take special care of your body and keeping it hydrated is the first step. You don’t have to carry around a gallon of water everywhere you go in order to ensure you're properly hydrated. (That could get pretty heavy after a while!) You don’t even have to like the taste of water or only consume water in order to stay hydrated. I’ll say it again, there is more to hydration than just water! Here are our top ways to keep yourself hydrated and healthy.

Drink your Water

I know, I said it’s not all about the water, right? But this one is a given and it’s important. While you don’t have to carry that jug of water around with you, you should have a small bottle of water, or cup you can take along, especially when you are venturing outdoors. And guess what? It can even be flavored or fruit infused water. Whatever you like. Simple.

Sweet Treats

Did you know that even sweet treats like popsicles, smoothies and milkshakes can help keep you hydrated? It’s true. These sweet treats can be made to not only provide nutrients and hydration, but they taste great too. So, treat yourself, you are just trying to stay hydrated, right?

Savory Goodness

Sweet treats are great for some, but what if you just don’t like sweet flavors? Well, you’re in luck. Sipping on nice warm chicken, beef or vegetable broth is a great way to stay hydrated as well. Not only will these help with your hydration, they taste great. These broths are also packed with nutrients and warm your soul.

Fruits & Veggies

Did you know that some fruits and veggies have high water content and can also help with hydration? Vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, spinach and celery contain a lot of water and create healthy snack. Fruits such as watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, peaches and cantaloupe contain high water content, are packed with nutrients and taste great.

Make it Fancy

Sometimes it’s just plain hard to keep up with staying hydrated. But what if instead of focusing on staying hydrated, you made it fun? A smoothie is just a smoothie, but if it’s in a fancy glass with a cute little umbrella decoration or pineapple wedge on the rim of the glass, it’s now a tropical drink. Can you picture it? Doesn’t it taste even better? Chicken broth isn’t just broth when you drink it from your favorite tea set your granddaughter gave you. It’s now a fancy tea party packed with memories you may have once shared.

Staying hydrated doesn’t always have to be a chore. There are many ways to stay hydrated without just drinking water. Make it fun. Add variety and spice it up a little. Get creative and before you know it, you’ll be staying hydrated without even trying.  So, raise your glass, teacup or cucumber slice. Cheers to you for taking care of yourself!

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