Obesity

A recent study by a Vanderbuilt University professor found that a low-aalt diet actually reduces thirst and increases hunger. (Photo: Shutterstock)

New Study

High-Salt Diet Lowers Thirst, Raises Hunger When you eat salty food, you get thirsty and drink water. Right? While that may be true in the short-term, within 24 hours increasing salt consumption actually makes you less thirsty because your body starts to conserve and produce
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Doctors warn that unless you are exercising intensely for 45 minutes or more, water is better than sports drinks for rehydration. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water Beats Sports Drinks for Athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it is what they see the professionals do. The problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require
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Individuals who struggle with anorexia are often experts at hiding their weight loss. (Photo: Northwestern University)

Healthy Eating

Spotting the Symptoms of Eating Disorders Millions of people across the United States struggle with eating disorders. With so much public discussion about obesity and healthy eating, conversations about weight and BMI – or body mass index – can even make the problem worse. “As we
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