The Checkup: Ack! Doing This Makes Spring Allergies Feel Even Worse

And more healthy reads to start your morning.

• If you rely on over-the-counter nasal decongestant spray during spring allergy season like you usually rely on, say, water or air, you’re going to want to cut back. Turns out, ODing on nasal decongestant spray can actually leave you more congested. Say it with me: NOOOOOOO. [Women’s Health]

• Here, how to get the most bang out of your midday nap. [Refinery29]

• Wondering why people won’t shut up about sprouted foods? Here’s the answer — plus how to sprout food on your own. [MindBodyGreen]

• Because sometimes you have to multitask: Abs exercises you can complete with perfect form while watching Netflix. [Byrdie]

• If you want to actually use your gym membership, make sure to choose a gym that’s close and convenient, a new study points out. [Men’s Health]

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