The Checkup: Tiny Tweaks That Set You Up for Big Weight-Loss Success

And more reads to help you start your week off on the right foot.

• Get ready to let out a big sigh of relief: If you’re looking to lose weight, you don’t necessarily need to makeover your entire life. Making tiny tweaks — think: reorganizing your fridge, standing up straight instead of slouching (guilty), and tackling your workouts with workout buddies instead of sweating solo — can pay off big when it comes to weight loss, according to exercise scientist Ellington Darden. [Women’s Health]

• The argument for hitting happy hour after your next group workout: Research shows that socializing after pushing yourself hard can help you bounce back faster. [Outside]

• Time to go on a cleaning spree! A new study found a whopping 90 percent of household dust samples contained a bunch of chemicals known to harm our health. Ick! [Time]

• The trick to being satisfied with your meals of zoodles and sweet potato toast? Setting realistic expectations. In other words, know before you bite that sweet potato toast doesn’t actually taste like toast. [The Atlantic]

• If you spent most (er, all) of your weekend snuggled up on the couch with your S.O. watching Narcos, good news: Science says sharing media with your bae (i.e. watching ALL the Netflix) could strengthen your relationship. [Well + Good]

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