The Checkup: The Case for Doing Easier Exercises

And more healthy reads to start your day.

• Yes, you read that right: easier exercises. Check out these very intriguing (dare I say, convincing?) reasons for taking it a little easier at the gym. [Men’s Heath

• It’s time to embrace the butternut squash! Here are some great ideas for how to do it. [Prevention]

• Not thrilled with your wiggly, jiggly upper arms? Tone them up fast with this 10-minute tricep torcher workout. [ACE Fit Life]

• Errr, about that antibacterial soap you have in your bathroom. It doesn’t work, according to a new study. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Good news! The flu shot should hopefully, probably, with any luck be a lot more effective than last year’s, according to the CDC. (If you don’t remember, last year’s flu vaccine didn’t work very well.) [NPR]

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