The Checkup: How to Make Every Single Workout More Effective

And more healthy reads to start your week.

• There is nothing worse than hitting the gym after a long day and walking out feeling like you didn’t accomplish all that much and probably would’ve been better of just hitting the couch for a Netflix marathon. But never again: Here, 12 simple ways to make any workout more effective — from sipping a cup of joe beforehand to using visualization techniques — so you never feel like you’ve wasted your gym time again. [Self]

• A new study found that a diet high in unsaturated fats could help you live longer. Avocado toast, here you come! [Well + Good]

• If you have trouble working anywhere other than your designated workspace, take note of these tips to help you be productive any damn place you find yourself in the world. [Fast Company]

• If you long ago gave up on your New Year’s resolutions, it might be time to set some new goals. Here, how to up your chances of sticking to them once you decide what they are. [NPR]

• Sriracha addicts, rejoice: Here, a sriracha recipe that can be made sans sweeteners for a healthier hot sauce kick. [Wellness Mama]

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