The Checkup: One More Reason Running Is Awesome, According to Science

And more healthy reads to start your day.



• Crazy as this may sound, signing up for a long-distance run (or bike ride) could be the key to stressing less, science says. Apparently, endurance sports make you calmer. [Outside]

• When anyone visits me from out of town, the first thing I do is force them to taste the Salted Caramel Budino from Barbuzzo. It’s the best thing on the planet, or at least in Philadelphia — but it’s definitely not healthy. Here, nine ways to eat salted caramel without feeling guilty. [Greatist]

• You don’t find the words “frozen veggies” and “delicious” in the same sentence often, but here they are: 11 delicious ways to whip up frozen veggies. [Prevention]

• Here, the long list of hurdles every new runner faces. The struggle is real. [Huffington Post]

• Move over, cauliflower rice: Cauliflower grits are a thing now, and they pair perfectly with shrimp. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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