The Checkup: The Argument for Skipping Salads

And more healthy reads to start your morning.



• If your go-to salad is a bowl packed with nutrient-loaded greens like kale along with tofu, legumes and the like, this probably doesn’t apply to you. But for everyone else, picture your favorite salad without the lettuce. Now, does it still look nutritious? Oftentimes, the answer is no. And that’s just one piece of the pie in this food writer’s argument for skipping salads. [Washington Post]

• Looking to add a little extra oomph to your gym time? Tack this intense two-minute routine on at the beginning or end of your sweat session and watch the intensity of your workout skyrocket. [Men’s Health]

• When mapping out your running goals (or general fitness goals, or any life goal, really), a tip: The “why factor” is the most important part. [Runner’s World]

• If you find yourself whipping up a giant plate of sweet potato fries for dinner on the regular, it could be a sign you’re in a dire need a vacation: A new study shows we really do reach for less healthy foods when we’re stressed out. [Well + Good]

• As if you need it: Proof we’re all more addicted to our phones than we think. [Fast Company]

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