The Checkup: 5 Perfectly Balanced Snacks for Marathoners

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• Snacking well is an art. No really—think about it: You eat too much, and you spoil your dinner (or worse); you eat too little, and your energy level tanks. Here’s how to snack smarter if you’re training for an endurance race. [Competitor]




• Ha! Researchers decided if those goofy-looking, as-seen-on-TV Shake Weights were really all they're cracked up to be. Well. Read this. [Runner's World]

Yoga is for girls, weight lifting is for boys. Wait, what?! [Jezebel]

• This is just depressing: When a Washington, D.C. mom brought orange slices to her kid's football game, none of the players wanted to eat them because they seemed too "healthy." The dad who brought a bag of Doritos was a hit. {Facepalm} [Washington Post]

• Scare of kettlebells? Don't be. Here are 22 terrific ways to use them for a full-body workout. [Greatist]

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    In terms of how long your kettle bell workouts should be, beginners can start
    with 20- to 30-minute workouts. As you get more proficient and build muscle
    and cardio endurance, you can add more time to lengthen your workouts,
    but, in general, a 45-minute

    Kettlebell Exercises is more than enough time to
    work all your major muscle groups and tax your cardiovascular system.