The older you get, the more you find yourself worrying. Are you going to die soon? Is that cough something serious? Are you more tired than you should be? You’re doing your best to stay healthy, but you might have a handful of habits that are ruining your chances of disease-free aging. Wondering how to live a long life and still be happy?
Here are the things doctors say you should never do — and what to do instead.
1. Drinking fewer than 2 liters of water every day
Drinking when you’re thirsty to stay hydrated is much easier said than done. That’s why health experts recommend drinking 2 liters (about 64 ounces, or 8 cups) of water on average, even though you get some water from other drinks and many of the foods you eat.
Dehydration can have serious consequences, especially in older adults. It’s best to be safe.
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