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How the Body Mistakes Hunger for Thirst

Thirst occurs when your body needs water. When you do not drink enough water, your body receives mixed signals on hunger. Dehydration causes you to believe you need to eat when you really need liquid intake. Sometimes you eat food out of boredom. Keeping track of what you drink and eat will hel...

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Turning Up the Heat: How Sun-Smart Are You?

Test your knowledge of sun-related illnesses by taking this quiz. What's your sun IQ? Take our quiz to find out. True or false? (See answers below) You do not need to use sunscreen if you will be staying in a shaded area. You will get sunburned faster if you are in the water. Dise...

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Dehydration: Not just a summer thing

Most of us think of dehydration as a summer problem. The days are longer (and warmer!), and you're sweating more. To compensate, you drink more water and eat water-rich fruits and vegetables. You also go to the gym when it's too hot to complete an outdoor workout. ...

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