The Checkup: The Perfect Excuse to Drink a Beer Today

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• The perfect excuse to drink a beer later on today: This infographic shows how a beer or two — but not more — is the perfect brain-aid when you’re on the hunt for a good idea, be it for work, remodeling your backyard, or whatever else requires a little creativity in your life. You can thank us for this information come happy hour. [Prevention]

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There May Actually Be a Case for Weighing Yourself Daily, New Study Shows

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We recently posted about why weighing oneself daily can be misleading and discourage weight-loss efforts. And many trainers and dietitians will back this up. But as with most topics in the science of nutrition and fitness, there’s a flip-side to this coin. According to Medical News Today, a study at Cornell University found evidence that frequent self-weighing and visually charting one’s progress can actually be an effective way to lose a modest amount of weight and keep it off. Read more »

The Checkup: Why You Should Step Away from the Scale If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

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• At Be Well Philly Boot Camp last week, Philly-based personal trainer Brian Maher explained that if you’re trying to slim down, weighing yourself every day won’t get you anywhere: Muscle is more dense than fat and numbers can be deceiving. Instead, he said, go off of how your clothes fit and how you feel. That same sentiment is echoed in this super-useful list of 17 trainers’ best advice for getting in shape. [BuzzFeed]

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The Checkup: How to Perfect Your Protein Intake

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• It’s no secret that protein serves as a building block for all sorts of things — from healthy skin to toned muscles — but what’s a bit less clear is just how much protein you’re supposed to be eating, and how you should be getting it. Here to clear things up, five nutritionist-approved tricks for perfecting your protein intake. [Well + Good]
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