Learn to Love Mondays, Good News for Introverts, and How One Ad Took Teasing Paula Deen Too Far

A look at what Health.com editors are reading this week
January 27, 2012

With a gloomy winter in full swing, it can be hard not to get a case of the Mondays. Here are 13 simple tricks to help you love the start of a week—no more counting down the days ’til Friday! [Greatist]

Newly divorced Demi Moore was rushed to the hospital this week for what her reps are calling a bad case of “exhaustion” caused by the “stresses in her life.” Let’s hope recently split Heidi Klum and Seal learn from this, part amicably, and avoid such health-damaging “stress.” [People]

If staying in on Saturday appeals to you more than a night on the town, listen to that instinct. New research suggests that introverts are happier than extroverts and, overall, are much more successful. [TIME Healthland]

Paula Deen has been under a lot of scrutiny during the past few weeks, but did this New York Sport’s Club ad take it too far? [HuffPost]

Lack of time is the number-one reason people don’t exercise more. No more excuses! Here’s how you can get a great workout without having to spend hours of your life at the gym. [dailySpark]

Hosting guests this weekend? Try serving this low-cal Elderflower Gin Cordial recipe for the full-on cocktail experience, without the guilt that follows. [FitSugar]

You didn’t binge on booze last night; don’t throw away your hard work on a big, greasy brunch. Instead, try one of these five fast food breakfasts under 350 calories to help you stay on track with your weight loss plan. [FNC iMag]

Winter comes with all kinds of illnesses, but why drag them into the house? These ten painless changes will give you a healthier, more eco-friendly home in no time. [Real Simple]

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