The Checkup: 15 Best and Worst Health and Fitness Trends of 2013

Photo courtesy the Color Run

Photo courtesy the Color Run

• It’s officially December, folks, so I suppose it’s time for the onslaught of all those year-in-review lists. This one looks at the most buzzed about trends in health and fitness over the past 12 months. From water workouts to fun runs to gyms with open-bar policies (WHAT?!), here are the 15 best and worst health fads this year. [Health.com]


• Smart advice: How to date someone who doesn't care a lick about being healthy and fit. [Well+Good NYC]

• It's the age-old question: How much water do you actually need to stay hydrated? Greatist breaks it down. [Greatist]

• Oh, my. Energy drinks might be really, really bad for your heart, according to a new study. [Runner's World]

• It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a ... bike train? [Outside Magazine]