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'Tyranny of the Scales' Eliminated From British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics unveils new policies designed to put children's welfare first

(Newser) - British gymnastics coaches can instruct their gymnasts to do many things. Step on a scale isn't one of them anymore. The BBC reports that new British Gymnastics rules prohibit "harmful" weight-management practices that it described as "on the fringes of abuse." Going forward, no child 10...

Study Links Poor Hydration to Early Aging, Chronic Disease

This 'supports the concept that as a population we are probably not drinking enough water'

(Newser) - A new study has added to the ocean of evidence that suggests staying hydrated is vitally important for good health. In a National Institutes of Health study published in the Lancet , researchers said drinking enough water appears to significantly lower the risk of chronic disease, premature aging, and premature death,...

Sources: Clinton's Real Problem Is She Won't Drink Water

She planned to 'power through' illness

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has many talents, but successfully staying hydrated is apparently not among them, according to insiders who say trying to get Clinton to drink water is a constant headache for aides. "She won't drink water, and you try telling Hillary Clinton she has to drink water,"...

Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day? Not So Fast

New guidelines suggest a different approach

(Newser) - We've all heard we should drink eight glasses of water a day. But the advice isn't based on scientific evidence, and for some people it may be flat out wrong, report researchers in Harvard Health Letter . They conclude that 30 to 50 ounces of fluid intake a day...

Teen Drinks 4 Gallons of Water and Gatorade, Dies

It wasn't a prank; Zyrees Oliver overhydrated after football practice

(Newser) - Hours before he was supposed to start his first day of his senior year of high school in Georgia, 17-year-old Zyrees Oliver collapsed and was rushed to the hospital in a helicopter. He'd consumed 2 gallons of water and 2 gallons of Gatorade after football practice last Tuesday and...

Coconut Water: Not So Magically Healthy After All?

Two brands don't contain the magnesium and sodium they say they do

(Newser) - It's been touted as Mother Nature's Gatorade , but the über-trendy coconut water may not be all it's cracked up to be. ConsumerLab.com tested three leading brands, and only one contained what it actually said it did. The trouble seems to lie in the beverages' sodium...

Tea Keeps You Just as Hydrated as Water
 Tea Keeps You Just 
 as Hydrated as Water 
study says

Tea Keeps You Just as Hydrated as Water

So, drink away, caffeine lovers

(Newser) - Good news, tea lovers: You know all that water you're supposed to drink every single day? Well, you can substitute tea for at least some of it, a new clinical trial shows. Despite the fact that tea is caffeinated, the study shows that four to six mugs of it per...

Tips for Beating the Heat
Tips for Beating the Heat

Tips for Beating the Heat

Ten ways to keep the sun from getting you down

(Newser) - Everyone needs a little vitamin D, but sunburn (or, worse, heatstroke) is no fun. Protect yourself and your family with these tips from MSNBC:
  1. Drink up! Plan on 1 gallon of water per person per day.
  2. Smear on the sunblock and slap on a hat.
  3. Wear breathable fabrics, like cotton

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