The Checkup: The Plank Moves You Should Be Doing

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• Plain ol’ planks can get boring pretty quickly. So if you find yourself nodding off during your daily core workout, switch it up with these variations. [Huffington Post]


• This "fitspirational" Instagram is better than all of the cute cat Instagrams combined. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself and regram away. [Women's Health]

Flu season is right around the corner and, while I'm not sure who wants to work out when their head feels heavier than a bowling ball, apparently unstoppable gym-devotees are out there. If you happen to be one of them, here's a simple trick to tell whether or not hitting the gym is a good idea. [Prevention]

• Having one of those glued-to-your-desk, crazy-busy days? Then this workout, done completely in a chair, is perfect for you. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Ha! If you need them, here are 23 hilarious reasons to cook at home. Because why butcher the pronunciation of "haricots verts" when you can just make string beans at home? [BuzzFeed]