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May 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm , by

* Here’s a trend you definitely want no part of: The latest calculations show that 42% of us will be obese and 11% will be severely obese by 2030. (WebMD)

* Clair Lomas of Britain just became the first paralyzed person to finish a marathon in a bionic suit. It took her 16 days but she did it! (MSNBC)

* Healthy cake—it exists, and it’s delicious. EatingWell shows you how to bake lighter versions of your faves. (EatingWell)

* Feeling unmotivated to exercise? Get pumped by watching these awe-inspiring fitness ads. (Fitness)

* We’re definitely setting our DVRs to record ABC’s 20/20 this Friday. “Losing It: The Big Fat Money Pit” will examine the $200 billion (and growing) weight-loss industry. It looks fascinating! (ABC)

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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

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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Get-Fit Clicks

February 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm , by

* If you’re as klutzy as I am—which is very—you might want to try one of these spill-proof reusable water bottles. (FitSugar)

* Trying to drop a few pounds? Here’s how to shed the fat without losing muscle. (HuffPo)

* Why many people who buy gluten-free foods are wasting their money. (MSNBC)

EatingWell ranks the healthiest and unhealthiest Girl Scout cookies. Naturally all my favorites are in the “worst” category. (EatingWell)