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Finally, a Fitness Tracker You Won't Be Embarrassed to Wear

We know, we know. Every day, it seems a new fitness tracker set to "revolutionize" the fitness industry magically appears on the market. But we think we may have found one that actually might make the bridge between sport and style. By designing something that looks closer to a sleek and sophisticated timepiece, the folks over at Withings Activité show that a fitness tracker can go with way more than stretchy bike shorts and even make a case for wearing it outside the gym. see more
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The New Rules of Eating Fruit

Acid, sub-acid, sweet. If these aren't terms you generally think of when picking out your pomegranates, papayas, and persimmons then you may need a lesson in how you pick and pair the fruits you eat. see more
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5 Rules of Marathon Etiquette for Spectators

With the highly anticipated New York City Marathon around the corner (November 2), we thought we'd share a few pointers to help you get through the race successfully. Yes, you, the spectator, the guy who ain't running anywhere. see more
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On Eating, Food, and Addiction

Got a sweet tooth or a penchant for salty potato chips? More and more experts say that certain foods are addictive—and they have legit scientific studies to back up their claims. Here are four things we may want to declare war on. see more
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Surprise! Your Leftover Pasta Is Actually Good For You

Your parents knew that leftovers were economical. Your foodie friends know that leftovers sometimes taste better than they did the day before. But now there's yet another reason to love that day-old pasta living in your Tupperware: It may be less fattening than freshly made. see more
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5 Health Tips Even Fitness Experts Can't Follow

Trainers coach us through those painful last few reps, remind us to choose whole over processed, champion our recovery and regeneration efforts. But do they take their own recommendations to heart? After all, as anyone who's ever suggested suffering through a post-workout ice bath or turning off the TV in favor of shut-eye—or, well, anything—can attest: It's easier to give advice than to follow it. Here, five fitness professionals reveal to Q the most difficult part of the prescription for even the most passionate, dedicated people—themselves. see more
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A Short Rundown of All the Facts You Should Know About Ebola

The Ebola outbreak is a serious matter. It's running rampant in West Africa, has crossed continental boundaries into Europe and North America, and, frankly, has a lot of smart people worried. But fear-driven fictions about what's going on and what to do have begun to outstrip facts and helpful advice. Hopefully, we can help you separate truth from bullshit, and come up with the plan—a real, workable plan—that will keep you both sane and healthy as scientists and doctors around the world combat this health crisis. see more
Fashion

A Marathon Singlet That You Have to Qualify For

Like this Tracksmith crimson-and-white, retro-inspired running tank top? Yeah, well so do we. But liking it doesn't mean you can have it. see more
Health

Why You Should Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings Post-Workout

Educated exercisers prioritize efficiency. When you're pressed for time, progress means that no movements can be wasted. So if you religiously hit the mats to stretch out tight hamstrings, you need to refocus your efforts. The truth is, most people don't need to stretch their hamstrings. Even when these muscles feel tight, they are almost always victim to other forces in the body creating increased tension. Here's why. see more
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Why Literally Freezing Yourself Is the Best Way to Bounce Back From a Hard Workout

I don't get to Los Angeles very often, so when I do, I try to pack in as many great workouts at the city's many unique, intense, beautiful gyms as possible. On a recent whirlwind trip I found my schedule jammed with five sessions over two days—great for maintaining my beach body into fall, not so great for a comfortable night's sleep on the redeye back to New York City. After lamenting this during a particularly grueling session (it included farmer's walks, sled pulls, and sprints on a treadmill that mimics sand) at Unbreakable—the new West Hollywood training facility run see more
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