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Indulging in a bite of pie and taking a nap could keep you healthy this holiday season

(BPT) – The holiday season is full of celebrations. From office parties to family events, everyone gathers to spread a little extra cheer. While people may be wary of what all of the holiday treats will mean for their health, avoiding all of th...

Fitbie Find: Asics Performance Fun Jacket

By Emily Abbate Asics Jacket Let’s face it: you’re going to be way more excited to get your booty out on a run in the cold if you love your workout-wear. And you’ll love your workout wear even more if it’s not only cute, but i...

New research finds 40 percent of teens say they’ve been hit or nearly hit while walking

(BPT) – Cell phones are a great way to keep in touch with teens on the go. However, new research examines how cell phones and other handheld gadgets are causing teens to be more easily distracted, leading to greater risk on the roads, particula...

‘Women’s Health’ Tips for Beating Race Day Nerves (VIDEO)

By Emily Abbate Emily Abbate I think I’ve stopped dead in my tracks at least three times over the past week, really coming to terms with what’s about to happen. It’s hard to believe that I’ll be running the New York City Marat...

Fitbie Find: Lululemon All Sport Bra

Sports Bra I think it’s safe to say that if there’s one piece of fitness gear that a lady really relies on — that’s her sports bra. With all that moving and bopping, if the girls aren’t supported and things are moving al...

7 Sneaky Ways to Move More at Work

woman working Unless you have a full-time gig as a tour guide or a mailman, the odds are you’re not walking much during your work day. A pity, because a new study found that getting your move on during the workday improves both physical and men...

Exposure to More Sunlight May Help Curb Weight Gain

Woman running in the sun There’s nothing quite like the feeling of warm sunshine on your face — even better are the health benefits of vitamin D, which run the gamut from better calcium absorption to stronger bones to possibly slowing the...

The New York City Marathon By the Numbers

NYC Marathon Sunday, November 2, New York City is staging its 44th annual Marathon – a day of awe, achievement and celebration on the city streets. Seriously, who knew that many people are capable of running that far? (Note to self: Sign yourself u...

Achieving blood sugar control is important for people with type 2 diabetes

(BPT) – Do you know how to control your blood sugar? If you are one of the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, learning the basics is a great first step to help you manage your condition. In fact, achieving blood sugar control is a cruci...

Fitbie Find: Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder

By Cathryne Keller Navitas Cacao Powder It’s National Chocolate Day — otherwise known as EVERY day at Fitbie — and we highly recommend that you celebrate by indulging in your favorite cocoa treat (might we propose these KILLER dark...

7 Budget-Friendly Fitness Finds

Fitness Band If it sometimes feels like the road to fitness is paved with dollar bills, we’ve got some good news for you. The Seattle-based company Pivotal is taking pre-orders for a new $12 high-tech fitness band that keeps track of your calor...

Common new mom question: Are all formulas created equal?

(BPT) – New parents have plenty of concerns when it comes to raising a newborn, and pediatricians have heard them all. While some questions are unusual – ‘When can I feed my baby fast food?’ or ‘Is it OK for my newborn b...

Fitbit Announces 3 New Trackers Including a GPS Watch

By Emily Abbate Fitbit It’s been month’s since fitness tracker company Fitbit hit a snag when users reported getting a rash from their Force model. Now, the brand is doing a revamp of their offerings, introducing three new models to the l...

Help prevent and manage diabetes with an active and healthy lifestyle

(BPT) – There’s nothing better than sitting before a steaming plate of delicious-smelling food and taking that first, delectable bite. Now imagine joining your family every night and sharing that delicious meal you prepared yourself. Home...

Important tax information for everyone with marketplace health insurance

(BPT) – Health insurance and income taxes, once an unlikely pair, are now close companions as a result of the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate that took effect Jan. 1, 2014. If you have health insurance through the federal or a sta...

8 High-Protein Power Snacks

cottage cheese While we wish that nibbling on crackers or chocolate in the afternoon was the secret to weight loss success, a new study once again reinforces the importance of a protein-packed afternoon bite. Researchers from the University of Missou...

Fitbie Find: New Balance Women’s PDA Running Gloves

By Emily Abbate New Balance Running Gloves We hate to be the barer of bad news, but it’s getting cold out there. We’re talking sub-40 degree mornings. Which means that it’s super important, if you’re getting out and getting ac...

Fitbie Find: New Balance Women’s PDA Running Gloves

By Emily Abbate New Balance Running Gloves We hate to be the barer of bad news, but it’s getting cold out there. We’re talking sub-40 degree mornings. Which means that it’s super important, if you’re getting out and getting ac...

The Vegetable You Want to Reach for to Boost Athletic Performance

beets Beet red. That might be the adjective used to describe the color of your face after a hard workout or run. Sure, beets have long been considered a superfood. They contain a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help to fight si...

The Booty-Poppin’ Playlist That’ll Make Your Workout Fun (LISTEN)

Barry’s Bootcamp Every week Fitbie is featuring rad playlists from rad fitness instructors. This week, Layla Luciano, Master Trainer at Barry’s Bootcamp, shares hers with us. “At Barry’s the instructor has the power to persona...


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