Saturday, 28 April 2018

Why older adults exercising should drink more water

Older people, who drink more water post workout, reap more cognitive health-related benefits of exercise, suggests a study.

Dehydration has been shown to impair exercise performance and brain function in young people, but less is known about its impact on older populations.

"Middle-age and older adults often display a blunted thirst perception, which places them at risk for dehydration and subsequently may reduce the cognitive health-related benefits of exercise," a team of New England-based researchers wrote.

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