“What are you supposed to do with just one kettlebell?” my friend recently asked me. She didn’t mean it as a challenge … but I certainly took it as one. And it was a worthy challenge, too, because I love to keep some minimal equipment workouts in my back pocket for days when I can’t squeeze in a drive to the gym but still want to feel like I took care of my body for the day. I actually keep a few dumbbells and kettlebells in my office for just that purpose. With dumbbells, we tend to think of them…

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Reminder: We’ve partnered up with the good peeps at PaleoHacks to bring you some new recipes (like this immunity-boosting soup), workouts (like this leg-day-at-home one), tips, and more! PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest. Read on for a core-strengthening workout that you can do with just exercise bands (we dig these) — and stay tuned for more healthy content from them in the coming weeks. News flash: Your core is made up of way more muscles than just your abs. While many view the core as…

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In case you missed the big news in FBG land, it’s our birthday week! (Get all the posts here.) And one way we like to celebrate each year is with some sweat. ‘Cause there ain’t no party like an FBG party, ’cause an FBG party don’t stop! Kidding: this one actually stops after 11 minutes. via GIPHY And — less exciting but equally important — the birthday giveaways end next week. But, save this workout and it’ll last forever as a go-to sweat sesh you can do at home or at the gym! You need zero equipment for it so…

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Fun news here! We’re partnering up with the good peeps at PaleoHacks to bring you some new recipes (like this immunity-boosting soup), workouts, tips, and more! PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest. Read on for a leg workout that you can do at home — and stay tuned for more healthy content from them in the coming weeks.  Some would say that nothing feels better than a good leg day. You feel a little sore, but sweaty and strong, like you can take on…

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Arielle Gold was the comeback kid of the Olympics last year. At 21 years old, her 2017 season started with a bang as she took home silver at Dew Tour and a gold at X Games, then made the 2018 Olympic team. Squeaking into the finals in Pyeongchang, her first two runs were less than optimal. In her third and final run, she mentally visualized a medal around her neck and pulled out a score that landed her a Bronze medal, knocking out three-time Olympic medalist and the most dominant women’s pipe competitor Kelly Clark off the podium. Arielle had…

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

Just a heads up that this will be my last FTLOF post for a couple of months, as I’m going back on maternity leave. You can keep up with the baby rosebuds on Instagram @daryarose.

This week decide earlier to make healthier choices, more adults getting food allergies, and what “natural flavors” really means.

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Links of the week

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Chronic lower back pain … who doesn’t struggle with this? My own experience with lower back pain started when I was 19. It was not surprising to me though. I actually sort of expected it — after all, my dad had back pain for as long as I can remember. The doctors who examined me could find no structural issues in there — by all accounts, my lower back was not injured. After years of not getting any satisfying answers, it was suggested that I might have to just accept the fact that, thanks to genetics, it was simply my lot…

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It’s possible to spend a lot of times building out a workout. You can use all kinds of equipment, determine how many reps you want to do for each, break it all down into supersets, really focus on specific muscles working in very particular ways, create brand new combination moves, you name it. You also don’t have to do any of that, if you don’t want to. Now, I’m gonna go ahead and guess that just making time for the workout itself is enough of a commitment on most days — I know that’s the case for me, and I…

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