Researchers Discover a Super Simple Secret to Healthy Aging: Good Hydration!

If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know that I'm all about living a healthy lifestyle. 

I love to eat well and get plenty of exercises, but what about water? Hydration is one of the most important factors for a long, happy life—and there's no better way to stay hydrated than with an active senior lifestyle!

Researchers Discover a Super Simple Secret to Healthy Aging Good Hydration

Keeping Hydrated Keeps Your Brain Sharp

  • Drinking water helps keep your brain healthy.
  • Drinking water helps you stay alert and focused.
  • Drinking water helps you stay energized, which can help with concentration in the classroom or on a job interview, or when running errands with friends!
  • Many people get hungrier when they don't drink enough water, so this is also an easy way to lose weight if it's something that's been bothering you lately (and probably should have been addressed sooner).

The Importance of Water for Healthy Aging

Water is the most important nutrient for the human body. It’s essential to maintain healthy body weight, and it helps to keep your brain and nervous system functioning properly. 

Water also plays an important role in digestion and nutrient absorption, which means it does a lot more than just make us feel full!

Water helps to keep joints lubricated so they don't become inflamed or painful—and this can lead to an increased risk of arthritis later on down the road if you don't take steps now towards preventing such things from happening (like drinking enough water).

How Can You Stay Hydrated?

There are a few ways to stay hydrated:

  • Drink water throughout the day. You should drink at least two glasses of water each day, but preferably more than that. Drinking lots of water will help keep your blood pressure down and keep your skin looking good.
  • If you’re active, drink more when you’re working out (or if it’s hot out). This can also help ensure that when it comes time for sleep or rest after exercise, there will be enough remaining in your body to make sure that sleep happens well!

More Ways to Stay Hydrated

  1. Drink water before and after meals.
  2. Drink water when you are thirsty.
  3. Drink water when you are stressed.
  4. Drink water when exercising (especially in hot environments).
  5. Make sure to hydrate before and after going out in the sun or exercising in cold weather situations that may cause your body temperature to drop.

How Much Water Should Active Seniors Drink Each Day?

While it's best to drink enough water each day, the amount you need to consume will depend on your activity level and environment. If you're an active senior who works out regularly, drinks coffee with friends throughout the day or loves to garden or walk in the fresh air outside, then 8 cups of water per day is probably fine for you. 

However, if you're more sedentary and live in an apartment where there isn't much access to natural light (or anywhere else with fresh air), then 7-8 cups may be more appropriate for keeping your body hydrated.

If this sounds like too much information! Well don't worry—there's no magic formula here; just remember that when it comes down to it: The most important thing is keeping yourself healthy by eating well and exercising regularly!

Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy, no matter your age!

It may seem like a no-brainer that staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy, but it's not always so easy. Many people are unsure how much water they should be drinking each day or what their daily water intake should look like.

To find out how much you should drink and why it's so important for your health, we asked Dr Lauren Fedorowicz from UTM Health Science Centre: "What’s the recommended amount of liquid intake per day?"

Dr Fedorowicz says: "The general rule is four cups (1L) for men and three cups (0.7L) for women."


We hope that you now have a better understanding of how important it is to stay hydrated. By drinking water every day, whether you’re an active person or not, you will be doing your body and brain good! 

There are so many other ways to stay healthy as well—like eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep—but these two simple habits can make all the difference in how long we live with our loved ones. So try them out today!

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