The Checkup: The Smart Smoothie Trick to Save Tons of Time

And more reads to make healthifying your life easy this week.

• ‘Tis the beginning of everyone’s favorite season: smoothie season. To get your breakfast sip on without spending your mornings figuring out what to throw in the blender — then chopping, then blending — prep individual freezer bags filled with smoothie ingredients on Sunday night. Then, throughout the week, you can just pull one out and pop it in the blender, saving yourself lots of time, and a bit of mental energy (because everything takes more effort before coffee). Easy as a pumpkin pie smoothie, right? [Self]

• If the gym is just not going to happen today, here: How to squeeze more calorie-burning exercises into your life without actually hitting the gym. [Greatist]

• We’ve done it, fellow fans of the all-day, everyday leggings trend: Athleisure is officially in the dictionary. [Well + Good]

Stressed? Head to the Art Museum. A new study finds that getting your culture on by looking at art could help lower cortisol levels. [The Telegraph]

• A reason to peruse our adoptable running dog archives: Being a dog owner comes with some serious health perks, especially for older adults. [Science Daily]

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