Home Care Health Tips: Staying Hydrated

ComForcare Home Care encourages seniors to get out and enjoy the warm summer months by taking walks, participating in outdoor activities and games, attending concerts, sporting events, and family gatherings.  It is important to remember though, that as temperatures rise, everyone – especially seniors – need to increase their daily intake of water. Health Care Benefits of Water Water is essential for proper health care and body function.  Without it, the average person would only live for about three days.  This is because the body is made up of about 60% water which is responsible for aiding many bodily functions.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, water helps your body discharge toxins and waste through bowel movements, sweat and urine.  Water also helps keep cells full and elastic, and helps shuttle nutrients, energy, and immune cells throughout your body. In addition to assisting with basic body functions, water has many practical health care benefits such as: -       Improving concentration -       Decreasing fatigue and moodiness -       Preventing headaches -       Improving joint and muscle pain -       Preventing lower back pain -       Preventing infections -       Improving skin and preventing wrinkles -       Preventing kidney stones -       Reducing cholesterol and high blood [...]