water

Physiological changes associated with aging alter the body's electrolyte balance and mute the sensation of thirst. Learn more about properly hydrating your body

By Ask the Doctors • September 17, 2021

Learn why water is essential for your body's daily function

By uclahealth • July 29, 2021

Questions about hydration, vitamin D, wigs for cancer patients, and older adults falling are answered

By Ask the Doctors • December 14, 2020
Dear Doctor: We’ve lived in our house for years – and raised three boys on well water. All have been reasonably healthy. But I recently learned that the well water’s pH is 8.5 plus. Any concerns with the high pH? The [...]
By Ask the Doctors • August 31, 2018

Here's what you need to know to avoid heat stroke and other conditions

By Ryan Hatoum • July 6, 2018
Juice cleanses claim to help you lose weight fast, so it's no wonder they've become so popular with summer vacationers and others who want to slim down for a special event coming soon. But the cold-pressed truth, says a UCLA dietitian, is [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • April 24, 2018
During exercise, most of us hydrate by drinking as much as feels right in the moment. While drinking to satisfy your thirst is generally fine, UCLA’s Dr. Daniel Vigil recommends following a more precise regimen for peak athletic performance. Proper hydration follows the Goldilocks [...]
By Ryan Hatoum • June 23, 2017
Whether you’re fulfilling a personal resolution to get more fit, or seeking to improve your existing exercise routine, don’t overlook the importance of hydration. Staying properly hydrated has many health benefits, and can actually improve your workout’s effectiveness. Water: What is it good for? Water is crucial for [...]
By uclahealth • January 17, 2017