The Checkup: Why You Should Step Away from the Scale If You’re Trying to Lose Weight

And more healthy reads to start your week.



• At Be Well Philly Boot Camp last week, Philly-based personal trainer Brian Maher explained that if you’re trying to slim down, weighing yourself every day won’t get you anywhere: Muscle is more dense than fat and numbers can be deceiving. Instead, he said, go off of how your clothes fit and how you feel. That same sentiment is echoed in this super-useful list of 17 trainers’ best advice for getting in shape. [BuzzFeed]

• The latest buzzword in the fitness world? Sweatworking. That’s networking plus sweat, so going for an hourlong run with a potential business partner or having a business meeting on a paddleboard. [Fast Company]

Whole Foods has a new rating system for produce and it’s pissing off the producers, especially organic farmers. [Well + Good]

• Worth a summer road trip: There’s a yoga studio in New York that teaches hot yoga classes to Drake‘s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. [Into the Gloss]

• If you just spent your entire weekend watching season three of Orange is the New Black, here’s a little something to keep your high going: An interview with Matt McGorry, or Bennett on the show, who was a personal trainer for 10 years before his acting career took off. [Q by Equinox]

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