Aging impacts us all in different ways. Some people age faster than others. Some people live to be old while remaining extremely healthy while others seem to have a clock that is ticking much faster and experience age-related chronic diseases.
Is it possible to slow down your biological clock?
It is common knowledge that being well-hydrated is good for your overall health. However, research suggests that adults who have lived a well-hydrated lifestyle develop fewer chronic conditions, including heart and lung disease, experience a younger biological age, and enjoy a longer, healthier life.
What are serum sodium levels and how can you control them?
Serum sodium levels are dependent upon water intake. The levels increase when fluid intake decreases. So, the more water you drink, the lower your serum sodium levels will be. For reference, the normal range for serum sodium levels is 135-146 mEq/L (mEq/L= milliequivalents per liter). For middle aged adults with serum sodium less than 142 mmol/l is associated with a 39% increased risk to develop chronic diseases as well as being biologically older than their age. Levels of less than 144 mmol/l had a 21% elevated risk of premature mortality.
Researchers studied over 11,000 adults over a 30-year period and have concluded that the adults with serum sodium levels on the high end of a normal range were more likely to develop chronic conditions and show signs of advanced biological aging, meaning you look and feel older than your age in years should allow for, as compared to those adults with serum sodium levels in the medium range. Additionally, adults with higher levels were found to have died at a younger age.
How can you slow down biological aging or prevent diseases?
This research suggests that maintaining proper hydration will slow down aging and prolong a disease-free life. For individuals with a serum sodium level of 142 mEq/ L or higher would experience health benefits from having their fluid intake evaluated. Fluids can include water, but also other fluids, like juices or vegetables and fruit with high water content. Women should consume about 6-9 cups of water and other fluids daily while men should consume 8-12 cups daily.
How can Kinetico Quality Water Help?
Middle-age high-normal serum sodium levels are a risk factor for accelerated biological aging, chronic diseases, and premature mortality. Rather than worry about hydration, aging, serum sodium levels, biological age, consider how quality water can increase your interest in staying well- hydrated, Kinetico Quality Water can install a whole-home water filtration system in your home. Our options include water softeners, dechlorinators, purifiers, and more. Let Kinetico Quality Water of Tucson help your family enjoy cleaner, safer, better-tasting tap water. Remember, better tap water will result in more water consumption, which will improve the serum sodium levels of your body or those of your loved ones, meaning you really can slow down time!
For more information about choosing a water purifier for your Tucson home, feel free to contact us.