The Checkup: Working Out Saves You HOW Much Money Each Year?!

And more morning reads to keep you healthy all week!

• If you’re in need of some workout motivation this Monday morning (aren’t we all?), take note: A new study published in the Journal of American Heart Association found that hitting the gym regularly saved folks, on average, anywhere from $500 to $2,500 a year. Psst: You can maximize those savings with these free workouts around town. [Science of Us]

• One reason to eat the egg whites and the — gasp! — yolk next time you whip up an omelet? The yolk is packed with fat soluble vitamins, so if you leave it out, you’re missing out on nutrients. [Women’s Health]

• Because summer Fridays are over and its weighing on our mental health: How to convince your boss to let you work from home on Fridays. [Fast Company]

• We didn’t see this one coming: Michael Phelps‘ new favorite (on-land) workout? Barre3, it seems. [Well + Good]

• Ack! According to recent data from the USDA, Americans are eating an average of nearly 500 more calories per day than we did back in 1975. [The Atlantic]

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