The Checkup: The Gym Machines You Should Stop Wasting Your Time On

And other healthy reads for your Tuesday.

• Choosing a gym machine over free weights can seem like the logical choice when pumping iron at the gym. Why would you want to venture into the unknown dumbbell territory when you could stick to an exercise you are absolutely, 100-percent sure you are doing correctly? (Shoutout to those little illustrations on the side of the machines!) But turns out, these particular gym machines are wastes of time, according to fitness pros. [SELF]

•  Got orange pee? Green pee? Dare we say it: blue pee (yes, it’s a thing…). Here, what your pee can tell you about your health. [Runner’s World]

• From downing a glass of water at 6 a.m. to hitting the hay by 10 p.m., here’s what you should be doing every hour of the day if you want to shed some pounds. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Transform your typical banana with nut butter into a magical sushi roll. It’s healthy, sweet, Instagrammable And can be eaten with chopsticks. What more can a gal ask for? [Well + Good]

• Can you do a push-up? Do you have four free minutes? If you answered yes to both of these questions, congrats! You are the perfect candidate for this four-minute, calorie-crunching, workout. [SHAPE]

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