Headphone Review: Putting 4 New Pairs to the Test

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Music is such a huge motivator when it comes to workouts --- the right song can get you through almost anything (which is why we're always sharing awesome playlists!). But it's not just the song itself that counts --- it's also the method of delivery. To help you choose the right one for you, we're …
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From Stats to Fat: Is Your Fitness Tracker Causing Weight Gain?

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I've never been much for tracking the stats when it comes to my health and fitness. I always have a general idea of my weight and my target heart rate, but never worry about things like calories I eat, the number of steps I take or the number of calories I burn during a workout. I go more by my …
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Waterproof Activity Trackers for You (and Your Little Dog, Too!)

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My freshman year of college at Michigan State, I had a number of early classes ... all on the other side of campus. I hadn't figured out the bus system yet, so I hoofed it. And in the winter, that often meant trudging through snow and slush that had not yet been cleared or salted. So, you know, that …
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6 Online Fitness Tools We Love

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This post about a few of our favorite online fitness tools originally appeared on April 10, 2009. We're republishing it today because we still get asked this question all the time and just had to share it again! We have a long and growing list of our favorite online fitness tools. Lucky for you, …
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Take Your Data to the Next Level: Polar RC3 GPS Multisport Watch Review

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Some people don't like to run with a watch. (Some people also don't like to eat Mexican food or snuggle with puppies, so, you know, to each his own.) I, however, get itchy just thinking about going for a run and leaving my watch at home. Give me data or give me death! Or cake. (Can I have data …
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Review: Trying SparkPeople’s New SPARK Activity Tracker

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We know, we know. There are a lot of activity trackers on the market these days. We've already reviewed a ton --- and we still have lots more to try (reviews coming up, y'all!). That said, when we heard that one of our fave sites (full disclosure: Erin and I have both written for them) was coming …
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Next Steps on My Stress-Less Journey: Headspace and ReLax Kit

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This is it, guys. This is the year. 2014 is going to be the year I become so damn chill. As I've mentioned, I'm making a concerted effort to reduce my stress levels, both because I want to be a happier, calmer, more present and focused individual, and also because I'm hopeful that it'll help with …
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