The Checkup: The Very Convincing Case for Slow, Easy Runs

And more healthy headlines to start your day.

• I’m betting a bunch of you are in getting into the swing of your spring race-training schedule right about now, so consider this your official reminder to take your easy runs very, very seriously. Here, super smart expert advice for just how slow you should go on your easy-run recovery days. (I bet it’s a lot slower than you think!) [Competitor

• Everyone rejoice: A new study uncovered a reason that fried food may actually be good for you. [Eat Clean]

• Fact: People shed between 100 and 125 hairs every single day. Are you shedding too much? Here’s what it could mean. [Greatist]

• Here’s a scary statistic: Experts are forecasting by the year 2050, nearly 50 percent of the world’s population will be nearsighted. The culprit? You guessed it: all our screen time. [Health]

• Yes, it’s possible: This is how to know if you’re too sore to work out. [Fitness]

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