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Sun protection is not just about your skin - you need to safeguard your entire body from the effects of the sun and heat. One important item that many beachgoers forget to pack is drinking water. Coolers are often well-stocked with colas, beers and iced tea, but caffeine and alcohol only speed dehydration when you should be focusing on staying hydrated. Pack a bottle or two of water, and if you like it cold, just plan ahead: fill water bottles and freeze them overnight, leaving the lid off and placing it in the freezer on an angle. That way, the plastic bottle will not crack, and there will be plenty of room for the water as the ice melts.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|