Summer brings sunshine and lots of outdoor fun, but it’s no secret that the summer heat is not for everyone. Seniors may be more susceptible to heat stroke, which can be a serious and even life-threatening condition. Here are some steps seniors can take to stay safe and healthy during the hot summer months.
As we age, our bodies become less efficient at regulating temperature. Hence, it is important for seniors to stay hydrated and regulate body temperature by drinking at least eight glasses of water every day, and even more when they are outdoors or doing physical activities during summer. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages which can dehydrate their body.
Stock up on electrolyte drinks and powders which contain important minerals like sodium, potassium and magnesium to help the body maintain proper fluid balance and prevent dehydration. When shopping for seniors, make sure to look for products that are low in sugar and caffeine, and contain natural ingredients.Ensure Sufficient Intake of Multivitamins
Sufficient intake of multivitamins especially during summer will help seniors boost their overall health, better deal with high temperatures, and prevent serious problems such as heat stroke and heat rash. Some essential nutrients for seniors include Vitamin C and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which can be obtained through supplements or from natural foods.
Take Coenzyme Q10 Supplement
Another supplement that can help seniors prevent heat stroke is Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10. Research has shown that CoQ10 plays an important role in energy production and cellular metabolism. It reduces muscle damage and fatigue for seniors, keeping them strong throughout the summer. CoQ10 supplements are available in capsules, tablets, and soft gels.
These supplements, vitamins and electrolyte powders can be easily found at any City Care outlet. We also recommend consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen. Let’s help our elders enjoy the summer season to the fullest!