5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — May 17 2015

Photographed by Aaron Richter.
Music can be integral to a successful workout, which is why Adidas and Spotify partnered to create an app for iOs that will track your speed and play music that pairs perfectly, Shape reports. Never worry about creating a workout playlist again.

There are a lot of myths surrounding how healthy a gluten-free diet actually is. Alan Levinovitz, PhD, sets the record straight on three of the top contenders. For starters, not everyone should “try out” a gluten-free diet. The University of Chicago’s medical director, Stefano Guandalini, MD, explicitly states that a gluten-free diet “is not a healthier diet for those who don’t need it.”

Self’s balanced breakfast recommendations and morning tips from experts are sure to start your day off on the right foot. For example, sit down and eat before you head to work. Lisa Moskovitz, RD, told Self that “eating quickly or while you’re walking does not allow your body to prepare properly for digestion.”

These transformative workout moves from Prevention require zero crunches and will tone your core in no time.

With allergy season in full swing, here are some tips to finally get relief. Antihistamines are the most popular aid, but some natural remedies may offer help too. For example, butterbur — yes, a real herb that does not come from Harry Potter — is thought to help relieve some hayfever symptoms.
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