It would be my tentative assertion that many illnesses are caused by a lack of hydration. This is particularly so for those who are older. A deficiency in water intake leads to the body not functioning properly. As a result illnesses and infections are allowed to develop.
So here are some thoughts:
- Maintain a good supply of water intake.
- A little and often maintains hydration rather than large bursts over a short time.
- Not all drinks lead to hydration. Ordinary tea, for example, does not really hydrate. So best stick with water.
- As you get older make a priority of drinking plenty of water.