As you age, there are many reasons why you may get dehydrated more quickly. For instance, your medications may change your body’s ability to regulate temperature, or a condition you have could impact how much water your body needs. Drinking water and staying hydrated is an important healthy habit to build into your daily routine.
Work these hydration tips into your lifestyle
Drink a cup of water when you take your medications
Eat foods with high water content—such as fruits and vegetables
On very hot days, stay in air conditioned buildings as much as possible
Talk to your doctor about the right level of hydration for you!
Fruit infused water
In the hot summer months, many of our Teamcare centers have pitchers of delicious fruit infused water available for participants to quench their thirst. Try out this simple recipe with different flavor combinations to switch up your summer hydration routine.
Your favorite seasonal fruits
Your favorite herb or spice
Combine fruit, herbs/spices, and plenty of water in a pitcher. Let sit in the fridge overnight for best flavor, or for 2+ hours if you’re in a rush. Adjust to your taste, and experiment with different ingredients. For a fizzy version, add sparkling water and drink immediately. Staying hydrated has never been easier or more delicious!
Example Flavor Combinations:
Watermelon, strawberry, basil
Cherry and lime
Lemon and ginger
Cucumber, blueberry, mint
Orange and cinnamon
Enjoy—hydration just got a little more delicious!
CenterLight Teamcare is committed to providing accurate health-related information to help individuals live well, stay healthy and make well-informed healthcare decisions. Information in this material is strictly educational. We recommend that users consult with their doctor regarding their care. If you would like to learn more about CenterLight Teamcare, please call: 1-877-212-8877 (TTY 711), 8AM - 8PM, Monday - Friday. Representatives or message service also available on weekends.
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Pending CMS and DOH approval
Last updated August 6, 2019