The Checkup: The Ultimate Workout to Beat Back Pain

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• If your lower back is killing you, grandma-style, try this: five easy-to-follow strength exercises that’ll ease the pain once and for all. [Greatist]

• Things I never knew: that the liquid on top of my yogurt is whey. Here’s why it’s important. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Hollerrrr. When it comes to even, consistent pacing in marathons, women do it better than men, according to a new study. [New York Times]

• Thinking about running this year’s Rocky Fat Ass 50K Run? Read these 10 commandments of ultrarunning first. [Outside Magazine]

• Who’s up for free massages and manis in NoLibs this weekend? I’ll meet you there. [Shoppist]

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