Originally published on the National Institute on Aging:
It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and then get rid of the unused waste.
With age, some people may lose their sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important to have plenty of fluids.
Drinking enough fluids every day also is essential. Check with your doctor, however, if you’ve been told to limit how much you drink.
Try these tips for getting enough fluids: