The Checkup: The Very Tricky Trick to Making Low-Calorie Guacamole

And more healthy reads to wake you up after the long weekend.

• Remember when the New York Times published a guacamole recipe that included peas and tons of guacamole lovers round the world were inexplicably enraged while others were all, “Great idea!” Well, I feel this Edamole recipe — that’s guacamole made with edamame instead of avocado — could incite the same reaction. But still, at only 78 calories per serving, it’s worth telling you about, right? [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• The walkability of your neighborhood could say a whole lot about your weight: A recent study performed by researchers in Ontario found that highly walkable neighborhoods saw significantly lower rates when it came to obesity and diabetes. [New York Times]

• If it any point you feel anxious this week (coming back to work after a long weekend tends to do that), tune into this playlist designed to reduce anxiety. [Greatist]

• ‘Tis vacation season, my friends. Here, a 21-day plank challenge to get your abs in tip-top shape for your beach getaway. [Health]

• Breaking news, ladies: Women’s hormone expert Alisa Vitti says suffering through PMS is not mandatory (or even normal!). [Well + Good]

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