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10/12/2014 11:11 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

12 Counterintuitive Health Tips That Really Work

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By Linda Melone

Many methods to improve your health are pretty straightforward: To lose weight, eat less and exercise more; to boost your energy, get more sleep; to prevent dehydration, drink more water. Others, however, are totally counterintuitive. The following 12 tips really do work -- but they may leave you scratching your head.

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