The Checkup: These Fridge Staples Are Totally Confusing Your Metabolism

And more healthy reads to have on your radar this morning.

• A new study published in Current Biology found that, not too surprisingly, foods that are both sweet and low-calorie (like, say, like yogurts with low-cal sweeteners and many other processed fridge staples) confuse the heck out of our metabolisms. [Futurity]

• If the thought of running more than seven minutes makes you want to curl into a ball and cry, take note: How to build your endurance while running. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• If you can only seem to find time to work out on the weekends — because work and work happy hours and after-work couch-collapsing sessions — breathe easy: Research shows that it’s perfectly fine to subscribe to a weekend warrior philosophy when it comes to your workouts. [The Cut]

• Looking to shed the pesky belly fat that’s killing your crop-top confidence? (I am here to tell you that the urge to confidently rock a crop top does not, as it should, subside with age.) Here, six foods that help to blast away belly fat. [Byrdie]

• We know you think you’re just being a nice, sunshine-y person, but science says you should stop putting smiley faces in your work emails. Lest you want your coworkers to think you’re incompetent, that is. [TIME]

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