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    Default Hiker hydration in adults over 65

    As a hiker approaching 70 yrs of age, I am beginning to question my typical hydration habits on the trail. Does anyone know of any solid scientific literature that would be helpful in decision making related to best hydration practices at this age. Thanks!

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    Here's a scientific study indicating that hydration for us seniors is not significantly more a problem than for anyone else:

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03324513
    This suggests that dehydration is not solely a function of the aging process, but may be more related to concomitant medical conditions
    Hydration is VERY crucial for ALL hikers, so it's never a bad idea to keep an eye on this potential problem on every trip.

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    Especially when it's hot and humid out.
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