The Checkup: 5 Iced-Coffee Calorie Bombs to Avoid at Dunkin’, Starbucks

You'll want to skip the whipped cream after reading this.

• Sure, summer calls for iced coffee, but what it doesn’t call for is an 860-calorie iced coffee. But that’s exactly what you’ll get if you’re not careful at places like Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Burger King and more. Click through for all the (scary) stats. [HuffPost Healthy Living]

• Marathoners, listen up: All those miles you’re logging might be doing more harm than good. New research suggests that when you put over 30 miles a week on your body, you start to undermine running’s health benefits and may in fact begin increasing your risk for all sorts of things, including cardiac problems. [Wall Street Journal]

• Huzzah! More adults in our country are getting more exercise, new government data confirms. Between 2008 and 2010, 34 percent of adults reported being physically inactive–down from 40 percent in previous years. [My Health News Daily]

• So, doctor-shopping is a trend. It refers to people who switch doctors at least five times in two years, a behavior that negatively impact your health care (less preventative medicine, less continuity). And it turns out, overweight people are 23 percent more likely to doctor-shop than normal weight people. Why? They say they switch because their docs are too judgmental about their weight problems. [NPR]

• YUM: recipe for barley and spring onion soup with fava beans. [New York Times]

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