“But I’m not thirsty!”
Why establishing good water habits today will help you for years to come.

If you are a person who forgets to drink water on a regular basis, it’s time to set EasyWellness water reminders and start tracking your hydration goals.

As we age, feelings of thirst diminish, particularly when we need increased fluid intake, such as after exercise or on a hot day. Our bodies stop sending the same signals that it’s time to replenish fluids, so older folks might not realize that they need to have a glass of water until dehydration has already set in. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization among elderly people” but setting up good water habits sooner rather than later can help.

You may not feel thirsty the same way as you once did, but it will be easier to stay hydrated if you are already used to drinking water — and eating water-rich fruits and vegetables.

You can rely on EasyWellness water reminders to make drinking water part of your routine if you are having trouble remembering yourself. There is no better time than today to start creating better hydration habits you can keep up.

💧 Staying hydrated is essential to nearly every bodily function, including:

  • Joint lubrication

  • Regulated body temperature

  • Protects body tissues

  • Helps with proper digestion

💧 Besides setting water reminders, these are some more tips to help make it easier to drink enough water:

  • Drink room temperature water.

  • Take sips throughout the day rather than large quantities all at once.

  • Keep a water bottle nearby.

  • Add a squeeze of lemon or lime for flavor.

  • Have a glass of water when you wake up.

  • Stop drinking water before bed if it causes you to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. Speak to your doctor if this is an ongoing occurrence.

💧 Remember: 8 glasses per day is a recommended baseline but some of us tolerate less and some of us need more. You can customize your water goals to fit your personal needs.