The Checkup: Should You Take Hot or Cold Showers?

And more healthy reads to start your week.



• The type of shower you should be taking might seem obvious: A hot, relaxing one, duh. Because who wants to stand under a stream of ice-cold water? But turns out, hot and cold showers offer different benefits. For one, hot showers up your oxytocin levels and ease anxiety, while cold showers relieve fatigue. So you might want to experiment with turning the dial every now and then depending on your mood. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• If you turn the color of an overripe tomato during your workouts (same here), these should come in handy: Eight genius cool-down hacks that will make your face appear a little less produce-like. [Q by Equinox]

• Say goodbye to playlists that stop you dead in your tracks during a long run: Spotify has a new service in the works that detects the tempo of your run through sensors in your phone then creates the perfect playlist based on your music preferences. Whoa, right? [Huffington Post]

• Prepare to be impressed: This guy dices up a whole watermelon in just 21 seconds. Twenty-one seconds, people! [Greatist]

• Everything you never knew you wanted to know about tempeh. [TIME]

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