The Checkup: Where to Find the Best Fitness Deals This Black Friday and Cyber Monday

• If you are anything like me, late November is the time of year — every damn year — when you’re hit with the realization that you have a trillion gifts to buy and you have saved not-a-one cent to put toward the cause. Enter these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals everywhere from Athleta to CorePower Yoga to Nike to save the day. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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Calling All Cyclists: You Should Totally Eat Chipotle for Dinner Tonight — Here’s Why

Photo credit: Flickr user Mr.TinDC

Photo credit: Flickr user Mr.TinDC

Calling all cyclists: Here’s your perfectly good excuse to eat Chipotle for dinner tonight. Today, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., eight Philly-area Chipotle locations will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from your bill to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia — all you have to do is show the flyer attached at the bottom of this post.  Read more »

The Checkup: Why You Should Just Skip Your Workout When You’re Hungover

• If St. Patrick’s Day celebrations have you feeling green this morning (see what I did there?), you should probably just skip your lunch-break spin class. As one doctor, who happens to be an expert on hangovers explains, the endorphin rush can make you feel a little bit better momentarily, but the dehydration that accompanies your sweat session could make you feel a whole lot worse. [POPSUGAR Fitness] Read more »

Delco Man Scores Huge Legal Win Against Chipotle After Chain Fired Him

Upper Darby's James Kennedy (via Facebook)

Upper Darby’s James Kennedy (Facebook profile image)

After getting a job washing dishes and working the counter at the Havertown location of Chipotle, it didn’t take Upper Darby’s James Kennedy long to rock the boat. He repeatedly criticized Chipotle on Twitter. He tried to get fellow employees to sign a petition about work breaks there. And then he found himself out of a job. Well, on Tuesday, a Philadelphia judge told Chipotle that the company needed to offer Kennedy his job back — with back pay, no less. Read more »

The Checkup: The Scary Link Between Carbs and Cancer

• Welp, this will make you think twice about your bagel addiction: A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that people whose diets included lots of high-glycemic foods (hi, bagels) saw a nearly 50 percent jump in their risk for lung cancer. And, interestingly, this didn’t just apply to smokers. [Women’s Health]

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Chipotle Will Give You a Free Burrito If You Do This 

In case you are one of those strange creatures who isn’t addicted to the Internet, Chipotle, everyone’s favorite sort-of-kind-of-healthy chain, has had a slew of run-ins with E. coli and norovirus over the past few months. So naturally, people are a little bit scared to eat there. But last week, the CDC declared the E. coli outbreak over and, today, all Chipotle stores closed for a few hours for an all-staff meeting on food safety. And now, it looks like they’re hoping to get customers back in the door with free burritos.

I will shamelessly take the bait. Read more »

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