Friday, July 3, 2009

Holiday Fluids

By Anthony J Sepe


We can find them dressed in silks and pearls, sifting through grandchildrens’ photographs or sitting beside a Miami poolside, these are the elderly or our senior citizens.

With the 4th of July Holiday approaching quickly, what a better way to incorporate—fluids—and discuss Water: A Vital Nutrient!  The majority of people need at least 8 glasses of fluid (preferably water), daily.  During the Holiday, when we are subjected to being outside during the hot heat, our bodies utilize more water just to keep a constant body temperature.

11559263401F1G2y With very hard work and a very hard exercise routine, our bodies perspire and we lose this water through the pores of our skin.  Therefore, it is extremely important to keep ourselves hydrated, in particular, during these summer months. Offer your loved one a drink.  Offer the aged a drink.  Offer them a tall glass of water, which has been flavored with a hint of freshly squeezed orange juice or freshly squeezed hint of lime, to name a few.  These are just a few ways to safely save some money too.  There is no need to purchase an expensive flavored water, when we can do it ourselves-- with just a few extra minutes of time.  Remember: The elderly are a risk of dehydration during the hot and humid weather.  Sometimes, confusion can occur.  Let’s remember to offer them with a drink of flavored water the next time we reach for one ourselves.  And, we might just hear a wonderful story told by way of photos, which speak a thousand words!

Happy July 4th Holiday!


  1. Amen to flavoring our own water! I think flavored water is such a waste of money. I mean, I've bought some before, but very very rarely. I prefer my own flavoring anyway!

  2. Hi Gina,
    I, too, flavor my own water. This is very refreshing.
    All the best,

  3. great reminder for folks to drink plenty of water the best fluid

  4. Hi Thomas,
    Thank you for your kind comments about the blog and for stopping by. Have yourself a wonderful 4th of July.
    Best regards,