Here's a seasonal myth that belongs with "cold weather gives you colds" (it doesn't) and "you can't sunburn on a cloudy day" (you certainly can): You don't lose most of your body heat through your head.
Why People Believe It
What This Means for You
Could You Stay Warm in Winter With Only a Hat?
If most of your heat did escape through your head, wouldn't you be able to wear nothing but a hat?
Hot Weather Myths
Don't pee on a jellyfish sting.
Cold Weather Myths
Cold weather doesn't give you colds.
Key Facts In This Video
According to the research, cold weather actually increases the number of key sickness-fighting cells. 00:37
Bundling up in the cold weather does not make it less likely you'll get a cold. 01:09
Drinking alcohol does not warm you up—it's a myth. 03:21
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