The Checkup: 50 Percent Off at REI—And More Sweet Black Friday Fitness Deals

• If you’re in the market for some new fitness gear, pencil in some time to shop this week, as retailers like REI, Nike and Lucy offer deep discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Hey Philly Marathoners: Wondering how much time you should take off from running after last weekend’s race? Here’s your answer. [Competitor]

• If you commute by bike in our region, you best be bookmarking this: five ways to glow in the dark on your bike. Safety first, y’all. [Bicycling]

• What?! Hand-dryers are worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading bathroom germs, says a new study. [Yahoo Health]

• Just in time for Thanksgiving: A look at why organic turkeys are so darn expensive. (You can be the judge as to whether or not they’re worth the extra cash.) [MindBodyGreen]

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