The Checkup: 7 Really Good Reasons to Stop Weighing Yourself

And more healthy reads to start your day.

• It’s time to back away from the scale — for good. If you’re obsessed with weighing yourself, you need to read this, stat. [Prevention

• To exercise in the morning, or to sleep in? Here, what science has to say about it. [Huffington Post]

• Traveling for the holidays? If you’re one of those people who always seems to get sick after a stint on an airplane, follow these expert-sanctioned rules for avoiding as many germs as possible during your travel time. [Women’s Health]

• And now, all the weather facts you need to impress the pants off your family when the, “Where is all the snow, anyway?” conversation inevitably comes up over the holidays. [Mental Floss]

• Maybe you should make “quitting alcohol” a New Year’s resolution. Why? Lots of good things can happen to your body when you give it up. [Eat Clean]