Even though the temperatures are falling, you do not have to sweat profusely to become dehydrated.
Studies show that adults over the age of 50 are the most likely to become dehydrated because the ability to recognize thirst decreases, many older adults take diuretics to control blood pressure, and some people who suffer bladder control problems drink less than they should.
You know you’re not drinking enough if you suffer muscle cramps with physical activity. Adding a sports drink with sodium will help.
Suspect you’re not drinking enough if you experience altered mood, impaired memory or headaches.
The old rule still holds true, eight 8-oz glasses of water a day is where you start. You may need more if you’re physically active.