Greetings HOA members. This is a health as well as fitness subject. This is the time of year that I see many patients with falls and fractures which are directly attributable to result of dehydration. Dehydration is avoidable and therefor so are many injuries associated with dehydration. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/video/effects-of-dehydration One of the reasons dehydration increases this time of year is simply that it's cold and we turn on our heating systems. Very few homes have built in humidifiers so our homes become very dry inside. We loose a tremendous amount of moisture through respiration/breathing and additional amounts through our skin. Some individuals have cardiac conditions with restrictions on fluid intake, these physician ordered limits need to be adhered to but be wary of going below that limit this time of year. Stay hydrated and stay safe. Additionally, many of us are active and outooutououtoutoutoutside activity levels decrease due to the cold weather and we also increase our food consumption around the holidays or ......... we get sedentary and increase our caloric intake. Is it a wonder when Spring arrives we greet it with open arms, shortness of breath and the inability to perform as we had the year prior. For our senior residents, take advantage of the "Silver Sneakers" programs, in a nut shell, your insurance company pays for your fitness center membership as well as some training sessions. Also, don't underestimate the benefit of an indoor ergometer (tread mill, elliptical, bike, SUP, etc) and its impact on fitness levels, big secret here iis that it needs to be used regularly for that benefit. https://healthysd.gov/use-the-fitt-chart-to-get-fit/ Stay healthy all.