The Checkup: 9 Scientific Reasons to Embrace the Long Weekend

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• Happy Friday, friends, and happy almost long weekend! If you need to justify your time away from the office (uh, we need to have a talk), here are nine ways science proves taking a break from work is critical for your wellbeing. [HuffPost Healthy Living]

• Sure, your basic guacamole recipe—avocado, onion, tomato, lime juice, cilantro—is just fine, but have you ever had kale guacamole? Or sweet potato guacamole? What about apple-fennel guacamole? Right this way, please. [Greatist]

• Have you ever done a triangle crunch? Try it. ASAP. [Health]

• If you always thought the exercise band was a passé piece of workout equipment, think again: Here are four moves you can do with one to tone you from head to toe. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Need to restock your gym bag? Here are the post-workout products you don’t want to leave home without. [Self]

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