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 Many older people may not be sip­ping enough water to keep them­selves well-hydrated.

That’s partly because they may not feel as thirsty as they did in their younger years. Plus, one’s sense of taste can diminish with age, which means that some things that used to taste good may not be so appealing, including plain old water. These factors can make it difficult to stay cool and hydrated during sultry summer days, but our five tips can help.

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Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the June 2019 issue of Consumer Reports On Health.