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About 60 percent of you is made of water. Since your body needs water to perform hundreds of basic physiological functions, it's imperative to continually replenish yourself through adequate fluid intake. Indeed, dehydration is a major health risk, and particularly for older adults.
Now, there's no single answer to the question: "How much water should I drink?" But a good starting point is about half of your body weight in ounces. For example, at 200lbs, you should drink about 100oz of water every day! To optimize your health and avoid dehydration, you might need more or less than this, depending on your activity level.
Not drinking enough water tends to hit the older population MORE, here are 3 often-ignored warning signs to look out for.
Be aware of these 3 often overlooked signs of dehydration in older adults:
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