The Checkup: An Unexpected Perk of Downing a Glass of Water

And more healthy reads to start your day!

• Feeling like you just. Can’t. Focus? It might just be that it’s Thursday, or it might be because you simply need to down some water. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that participants had a tough time concentrating even when they were just mildly dehydrated. [Men’s Health]

• Bad news, nightcap-loving ladies: New research shows that even one alcoholic drink a night ups your breast cancer risk. [Well + Good]

• Trader Joe’s teeny-tiny avocados are what avocado-toast dreams are made of. [Bon Appétit]

• This weekend’s meal inspo: What 12 fitness trainers eat on their cheat days. [BuzzFeed]

• Give yourself a rest day from exercise — your bones with thank you, new research shows. [Runner’s World]

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