The Checkup: How to Know for Sure If You Got a Good Workout

And more healthy reads to start your day.

• For everyone who’s ever walked out of a fitness class wondering “Was that a good workout? I really do NOT know”: Six physical signs, courtesy of exercise physiologists, that indicate you definitely got a good workout in. [Q by Equinox]

• We might not all be working out in our offices (seriously, does anyone do that??), but one thing we are all probably doing? Sitting. A lot. Here’s how to do it a little more actively so your muscles don’t turn to flab. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• In today’s depressing news: If you always seem to catch a cold when you’re on vacation, there’s a word for that. It’s called leisure sickness. Now, say it with me: Ughhhhh. [Yahoo Health]

• Did you know that before the dreaded alarm clock existed, there were humans who came and knocked on your window, telling you it was time to get up? Creepy, I know. [Slate]

• Currently in need of some healthy-eating inspiration? Let these quotes — like Julia Child’s “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients” — do the trick. [Eat Clean]

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