The Checkup: Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out

And more healthy reads to keep you healthy this week!

• If you’ve ever wondered about what exactly is going on in your body when you take a week or month (hey, it happens) from working out, here’s the breakdown of what happens to your body when you stop your sweat sessions, from how quickly your muscles start to shrink to how your body starts storing sugar as fat rather than as energy for your gym time. [Outside]

• And now that you’ve got your workout motivation for the week (see above), here are trainer-backed tricks to make your solo gym workout just as hard as a full-blown fitness class led by a pro. [Well + Good]

•  A brewer whose wife has celiac disease created — against all odds — a gluten-free, low-calorie beer that doesn’t taste like watered down garbage. Let’s give him a round of applause, eh? [Bon Appétit]

• Very important question: Why does therapy put such a dent in your wallet? [Huffington Post]

• Because vegging out on the couch watching Netflix isn’t quite as headshake-worthy when you’re watching health-related documentaries: Eight Netflix documentaries that will change the way you think about food. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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