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Get-Fit Clicks

April 24, 2012 at 11:35 am , by

* Our friends at Fitness show you how to burn 160 calories in 15 minutes using only a jump rope. Fast and cheap—that’s our kind of workout! (Fitness)

* If you get a really persistent junk food craving today, you can annihilate it in seconds by watching this video of a Russian caviar-eating contest. (Eater)

* One of the secrets of great abs? Changing up your tummy-toning routine regularly. With these seven options, you’ll be set for months. (FitSugar)

* Is your workout wardrobe a little too thin? Stock up at Puma’s big up-to-50-percent-off spring sale. (Deal News)

* Burger King’s new menu items seem healthy(ish)—until you see how the nutrition facts stack up. In terms of fat and calories, the salads aren’t much better than the burgers and fried chicken sandwiches! (HuffPo)

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Get-Fit Clicks

April 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm , by

* Jezebel breaks down the new study about the ineffectiveness of fad diets in the most hilarious way possible. (Jezebel)

* I was born without rhythm (true story), which is a bummer since these 8 benefits of dancing are really impressive. (HuffPo)

* The 5 best places to buy cute and cheap workout clothes. (FitSugar)

* Take Fitbie’s spring fitness challenge! They’ll show you the best moves for targeting your abs, thighs, and other jiggle-prone areas. (Fitbie)

* Celeb trainer Harley Pasternak proves that “healthy cookies” isn’t an oxymoron. Check out his banana chocolate chip cookie recipe! (5Factor.com)

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April 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm , by

* More proof that using body mass index (BMI) to measure health and fitness is unreliable: Turns out 4 in 10 people in the overweight category may actually be obese. (CNN)

* Think you’re getting all your essential nutrients? According to a new report from the CDC, we ladies may be low in iron (no surprise there) and…iodine. Who knew? Click to find out why you need it and how to get more. (WebMD)

* If you’re bored with your workout playlist, head to walmart.com—you can get a $50 iTunes eGift card for $40. (Dealnews)

* If this 102-year-old can exercise five times a week surely the rest of us can work up the energy to do the same. (MSNBC)

As far as breakfast indulgences go, doughnuts aren’t 100% evil—bagels are often higher in calories and fat! Just try not to pick one of these 10 “fatty sugar bombs.” (Fitbie)


Get-Fit Clicks

March 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm , by

* Eating chocolate makes you thin?! Best finding from a scientific study EVER. But don’t dive into that giant bag of Mini Eggs just yet. Experts explain why the results may not be very accurate. (CNN)

* What Pilates can—and can’t—do to slim and tone your body. (HuffPo)

* File this under “Who knew?”: Popcorn is high in antioxidants. (FitSugar)

* Bust out of your salad rut with these creative combos. (Fitness)

* I swear this twisting plank move helped me get back into my skinny pants. Not easy but it works! (Oxygen)


Get-Fit Clicks

March 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm , by

* Nutrition expert Marion Nestle explains why it’s so easy to wildly underestimate the number of calories you’re consuming each day. (New York Times)

* A new study confirms what we already knew: getting naked in the gym locker room is really awkward (for a lot of us ladies, anyway. I only mind when I see someone I know!) (MSNBC)

* Can’t wait to see The Hunger Games? Our friends at Fitness created an awesome workout playlist inspired by the film. (Fitness)

* Tone up your arms for t-shirt and tank top season with these jiggle-proofing moves. (Fitbie)

* Don’t have time to eat breakfast at home? EatingWell rates the best and worst fast-food breakfast sandwiches. (EatingWell)

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Get-Fit Clicks

March 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm , by

* What to eat to battle the fatigue and crankiness of PMS. (Fitness via Fitsugar)

* Get a better butt—without working up a major sweat—with these glute-toning yoga moves. (Oxygen)

* Putting on pounds but can’t figure out why? One (or more) of these 5 unhealthy habits might be to blame for your mystery weight gain. (MSNBC)

* Another possible explanation: you’re taking one of these “weight-promoting” prescription meds. (Yahoo)

* Get sculpted without ever touching a dumbbell with these 50 (!) equipment-free strength moves. (Greatist)

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Get-Fit Clicks

February 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm , by

* Could yoga become an Olympic sport? The organizers of next month’s National Yoga Asana Championship hope so; other practitioners aren’t so enthused. (MSNBC)

* The dilemma: You know you need your omega-3s but you’re not a big fan of fish (one of the best sources of those crucial fatty acids.) The solution: Get ‘em from these 8 vegetarian sources. (HuffPo)

* True or false: Agave is a healthier alternative to sugar. (Greatist)

* Tone your thighs with these squat- and lunge-free fitness moves. (FitSugar)

* Bored with your workout DVDs? Our friends at Fitness rounded up a slew of new reader-tested options. (Fitness)

 

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