Monitor your water intake

You don’t really have to adhere to drinking six to eight glasses of water every day. Your body is well capable of sensing its needs. Your thirst mechanism is activated when your body loses up to one to ten percent of its total water. Exercising and dry weather conditions also trigger thirst in you. Drinking upon getting thirsty also helps you to remain hydrated.

This thirst mechanism doesn’t work efficiently as you age. Hence, it is necessary for older adults to continuously monitor their daily water consumption in order to remain healthy. This will keep the urine yellow in color until and unless one is consuming riboflavin which imparts bright “fluorescent” yellow to the urine. Enhance your water intake if you’re suffering with bladder or kidney stones.

You and Your Urinary System

It is vital to have a better idea of your urinary system as it can potentially alarm you of any complications. Urine acts as a window to the working of your body from within. Any complications in your health can be detected by any changes in your urine color. It is vital to drink a lot of water every day. Not hydrating your body properly can enhance your risk of developing kidney stones. Don’t over hydrate yourself if you can’t access bathroom often at workplace. Drink whenever you feel thirsty. Limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine which has the potential to irritate the lining of your urinary bladder. Ensure that you consume a diet rich in magnesium and avoid sugar. It is detrimental to delay your urine so avoid it! (H/T : Dr. Mercola)