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When you’re training for a marathon, it’s pretty easy to get caught up in running, and only running, for your daily sweat. I’m pretty guilty of that – the training plan I’m on calls for running 5 days a week, typically, and as they say, the only way to get…

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You can get a complete workout with just your bodyweight, but because we love variety, sometimes it’s fun to include some at-home props in our bodyweight workouts. If you look around your home, there’s plenty to work with and build a workout around – walls, chairs, couches and doorways. We’ve posted…

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I’m going to spend the next four to five paragraphs trying to scare you into wearing a bike helmet. I promise to end on a positive note. For good reason, head injuries have caused quite the uproar in the NFL and other contact sports. But according to the New York Times…

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Starting August 1, CrossTown Fitness will offer free fitness classes Thursdays at 10 am at the west loop location (1031 W Madison Street). If you were following along on NTC’s Summer tour, you’ve gotten used to hitting up free fitness class across the city, whether those are in the NTC studio…

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Marathon training isn’t natural, but there are apps on iPhone and Android to help make marathon training a more natural part of your life. Running in itself is a instinctual activity, but we humans have gone and made it much more complicated than it needs to be by starting races, worrying…

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There is nothing more refreshing than a cold cucumber salad in the summer. Whether you’re just throwing together cucumbers, tomatoes, salt pepper, a little vinegar and oil or making something really special, it freshens up any meal. Bonus: cucumbers are rich in Vitamin K. So I went in search of…

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  Launching today to Xbox One is Gatorade Sports Performance, which features athlete and trainer-led workouts to give Xbox One users the chance to workout with a pro. These workouts pair what’s great about gatorade – its knowledge of what makes athletes’ bodies work and how to fuel them for peak…

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Beautiful summer days can seriously boost happiness, especially in Chicago, where we actually live for sunny days. This workout routine is designed to be a part of your summer day, not to cut you off when you’re having fun. If you’re spending your days at a festival (read: drinking over-priced beer)…

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We can talk all day about the negative impacts of sitting at a desk for your heart and your body, but sitting for at least 8 hours every day is a fact of life for most working people. There are options, of course, like begging your boss to spring for that…

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