There are two reasons why we need to drink more water as we get older:
1. Your body starts to lose its capacity to process water efficiently, therefore it is easier to become dehydrated.
2. Your body doesn’t signal its thirst as well. As we age, we are less likely to feel the need to drink water.
When I started to plan my year of the detox, I asked my dad that if he could do only one thing to improve his health, that it be to increase his water intake. Though his intake of alcohol has decreased, he used to drink a lot of beer and he also has coffee occasionally. I asked him one day, as I was researching more about water, how much water he’d had that day and it was about a cup. That was at the end of an entire day! To keep our bodies functioning at its best, we need to be hydrated.
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