The Checkup: 8 Ways Coffee Can Help You Run Better

Plus: why you should take rest days, how cardboard boxes are lowering infant death rates, and how to cure headaches for good.

• Rejoice, coffee addicts! Here are eight ways coffee can to improve your running performance. [Runner’s World]

• I love, love, love this: an article called “The Art of Rest,” which discusses the importance of taking a break from exercise when you’re injured (and even when you’re not) to let your body heal and recover. A good reminder for us all. [Save Yourself]

• Did you know Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes? They’re part of a care package—which also includes bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products and more–sent to new moms from the government. And get this: The welcome-to-the-world gift could be why Finland has one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world. [BBC News]

• Why window offices are awesome (in general, of course, but also for your health). [HealthDay]

• Have headaches? This could be why. [Health]

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