The Checkup: Ack! The Unexpected Habit That Slows Digestion

And more healthy reads for your day.

• When I was a kid, my best friend’s aunt was the kind of person who drank green juice before it was called green juice and would go on rants about how ice was terrible for you. Not going to lie: Even six-year-old me thought she was a tiny bit nuts. But maybe her rants had some merit: Nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder says that drinking cold water can slow digestion and — wait for it — make it more difficult for your body to removed unwanted fats. [Byrdie]

• As someone whose fiancé has tried — and tried and tried — to quit smoking, I can confidently say: It is hard. Here, three ways to make quitting cigarettes less terrible. [Refinery29]

• Are you sitting a high-five’s distance away from your computer screen right now? Because you should be — at least if you want to avoid eye strain. [TIME]

• Womp, womp: Your long commute really is making you miserable, science says. [Independent]

• Here, how to eat fiber-packed sweet potatoes at every meal — and actually enjoy it. [Well + Good]

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