The Checkup: This Oh-So-Easy Pre-Meal Habit Could Help You Shed Pounds

And more healthy reads for your morning.



• A new study done by researchers at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. found that folks who downed two glasses of water 30 minutes before their three daily meals lost more weight than those who chowed down without loading up on water first. How’s that for an easy habit to work in if you’re trying to shed some weight? [Runner’s World]

Water blobs are the new water bottles? (We’re skeptical.) [Fast Company?]

Bad breath happens (thanks for nothin’, everything bagel), but no one wants to be caught with bad breath at, say, a meeting with their boss. Here’s what to reach for to get rid of bad breath when you don’t have a toothbrush on hand. [Greatist]

Why you should sign up for that marathon that you’re pretty sure you could never finish. (Hint: It’s along the lines of “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”) [Well + Good]

• Because it is officially fall: All the healthy pumpkin recipes you could ever need (including baked pumpkin donuts!). [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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