Did you know that 75% of American adults are chronically dehydrated? This is particularly true for those aged 65 or older whose sense of thirst is diminished.

Through the aging process the body loses water content making all our joints and soft tissues stiffer and less resilient. For those who are diabetic or prediabetic, consuming water and other zero calorie beverages helps to wash the sugar out of your system and rehydrate your blood. The recommended daily dose of water is 13, 8 oz. glasses of water per day for men and 9, 8 oz. glasses for women. Some of the prevalent signs of dehydration include fatigue, thirst, dry skin and lips, dark urine or reduced urine output, headaches, muscle cramps, lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, orthostatic hypotension, and palpitations.

What you can do to consume more water:

  • Make your water more enticing by flavoring it with citrus fruit, such as lemons, limes, or oranges
  • Eat foods that have a high water content, such as melon, cucumbers, lettuce and celery
  • Make it a game and track it! Set multiple goals for the day and tik off each time you meet each goal
  • Create routines and combine habits. For example, “when I’m making my breakfast, I drink a glass of water.”



Stoneking Physical Therapy and Wellness Center offers top rated physical therapy in Ewing New Jersey. All of our professional staff are certified members of the American Physical Therapy Association. The APTA is a national organization representing over 70,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. Our Ewing Physical Therapy office is located in central northern southern New Jersey and we are a local physical therapist to many.