The Checkup: The Super-Effective Ab-Toning Workout You Can Do Any Time, Anywhere

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• This ab workout is planking meets yoga flow. To wit: It’s called the Plank Flow. Rather than just holding a plain ol’ plank for minutes on end (boooring), you flow from side plank to reverse plank to regular plank to whatever other variations you can think of, changing plank position every five to 10 seconds. The end result? A killer ab workout that can be done whenever and wherever as long as you have a few minutes to spare. [Men’s Health]

• These delicious spring recipes — from garlic shrimp with peas to a frittata with brown rice and pea shoots, and more — might just get you to actually eat all of your peas for once. Your mother would be so proud. [The New York Times]

• The libido-boosting pill dubbed “the Viagra for women” is one step closer to being in medicine cabinets. [CNN]

• This woman went Paleo and really did not enjoy herself. But you will definitely enjoy reading her hilarious essay on her experience — complete with tale of savory carrot cake “cookies” gone wrong. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Sore? Here, the foam rolling moves to do in the morning to feel better all day. [Self]

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