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Two Fit Girls Recipe of the Month: Go Green Berry Smoothie

Two Fit Girls Recipe of the Month: Go Green Berry Smoothie

This month’s recipe from personal trainer and health coach Jennifer B at Two Fit Girls is a deliciously green Earth Day celebration in a glass! The Go Green Berry Smoothie uses fresh, healthy ingredients from Mother Nature to make a cool, green and refreshing breakfast, snack or meal replacement.

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5 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outdoors

5 Reasons to Take Your Workout Outdoors

Exercising outdoors and taking advantage of all that Mother Nature has to offer us has many benefits. Personal trainer and health coach Lauren P. of Two Fit Girls shares her top 5 reasons to take your workouts outside.

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Earth Day Yoga with Casey: Get Grounded and Give Gratitude

Earth Day Yoga with Casey: Get Grounded and Give Gratitude

It’s all too easy to take for granted the gifts we receive from Mother Earth on a constant basis. By cultivating a mindful yoga practice that honors the Earth and the elements, we can begin to elevate our gratitude for the natural abundance that surrounds us—and consistently take efforts to preserve and protect these gifts.

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RunnerDude’s Guide to Choosing the Right Running Shoes

RunnerDude’s Guide to Choosing the Right Running Shoes

As the spring running season kicks off, tons of runners hare hitting the trails and pavement for the first time in a while–or ever. Now’s the best time to break in some new running shoes, so we asked Thad McLauren, aka RunnerDude of RunnerDude’s Fitness, for his advice on finding the shoe that’s right for you.

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Travel & Wellness for All Abilities: Making the World More Accessible

Travel & Wellness for All Abilities: Making the World More Accessible

July 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act becoming law, opening a new world of travel opportunities across the US for people with disabilities. Traveling abroad and staying active in private programs here in the US still pose challenges, but organizations across the globe are working from the ground up to make the world more accessible to people of all abilities. Read more about travel accessibility and three organizations taking a stand.

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14 Tech Tools for Pet Health and Happiness

14 Tech Tools for Pet Health and Happiness

Our pets’ health and happiness deserves and requires just as much attention as our own, but understanding their dietary and activity needs can be a challenge. Lucky for us and our four-legged friends, pet health technology is on the rise, and these fourteen tools help make it much easier to provide our pets with a long, high-quality and happy life.

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Rover Makeover: SlimDoggy App Helps Dogs Slim Down and Eat Well

Rover Makeover: SlimDoggy App Helps Dogs Slim Down and Eat Well

After adopting Jack, an “unadoptable” obese, anxious and irritable yellow lab requiring medication, Steve Pelletier knew he had to find a way to improve the dog’s health and quality of life—and he was going to use the power of data to do so. His efforts led to SlimDoggy, an app like a RunKeeper and Weight Watchers for dogs, for pet owners everywhere.

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30 Acts of Kindness You Can Do Anywhere

30 Acts of Kindness You Can Do Anywhere

Kindness knows no geographical borders or language barriers, and one act of kindness can grow from a small ripple to a wave of positive change. When we are kind with purpose and intention, we have the power to make the world brighter and better. Here are 30 acts of kindness you can do any time no matter where you are.

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From Iron to Ashe: An Active Traveler’s Guide to Richmond, VA

From Iron to Ashe: An Active Traveler’s Guide to Richmond, VA

Travel Well spent a weekend exploring Richmond, VA, and we quickly discovered the depth of attractions the city has to offer active travelers once you look below the surface. If you take the time to explore it like a local, Richmond becomes much more than just another historic American city.

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Preventing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Preventing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common issue, especially among runners and those on their feet often, and one that’s tricky to treat. The best way to combat it is to equip yourself with our full arsenal of proven methods of prevention and treatment from Body Mechanix, Inc.

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WIN a Limited-Edition Travel Well Hoodie in our #Stretch20 30-Day Challenge

WIN a Limited-Edition Travel Well Hoodie in our #Stretch20 30-Day Challenge

We’re challenging readers to stretch for 20 minutes a day for a chance to win a limited-edition Travel Well hoodie… and a relaxed, revitalized body. The challenge comes with a 20-minute stretching routine and tips on how to sneak more stretching into your day. See the #Stretch20 contest details for rules and how to enter.

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Nourish Your Resolutions: A Yoga Sequence For Inner Strength

Nourish Your Resolutions: A Yoga Sequence For Inner Strength

New Year, New You. Yeah, right… While the start of a New Year is typically seen as the time to invite change into our lives, very few of us are still working towards our goals come February. We make sweeping declarations that we will get that six pack or cut out carbs...

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TW’s 10 Strategies for Actually Achieving Your Resolutions

TW’s 10 Strategies for Actually Achieving Your Resolutions

  We see it every year: New members flood gyms, sports supplements fly off the shelves, and exercise equipment finds new homes in bedrooms and garages, all only to be abandoned by mid-February. The problem with most New Year’s resolutions is that they are easily...

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Two Fit Girls Make Fitness Fun and Healthy Eating a Treat

Two Fit Girls Make Fitness Fun and Healthy Eating a Treat

Raleigh, NC fitness instructors Jennifer Broughton, 37, and Lauren Peper, 30, have stumbled upon every entrepreneur's dream: an organically growing following of a business idea that practically found them, rather than the other way around. During a Crossfit...

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2014: A Tale of Two Years

2014: A Tale of Two Years

2014, Part 1 A year ago tonight, Allen and I were at a New Year's Eve party sitting by ourselves on our friends' stairs excitedly scribbling sketches and notes onto napkins for a product idea he had had for a long time. And it was a damn good idea, let me tell you....

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10 Great Winter Beers

10 Great Winter Beers

‘Tis the season of winter beers! Allen, our avid beer collector, has reviewed many, and these are his top 10 cold-weather brews.

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Big Changes Coming to Fit Travels in Early 2015

Big Changes Coming to Fit Travels in Early 2015

Fit Travels is becoming a digital magazine in 2015 covering all things travel wellness, including personal health and fitness, environmentalism and ecotourism, animal protection and more. Find out more about this big change and how you can become a contributor.

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7 Ways to Get Active in Autumn

7 Ways to Get Active in Autumn

Fall is one of the best times of years to get moving outdoors, which is increasingly important as holiday treats start appearing around every corner. Stay active and help prevent winter weight gain with some of our most favorite things to do in Autumn.

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5 Healthy Gas Station Snacks

5 Healthy Gas Station Snacks

Gas stations don’t necessarily make us think of healthy food, but if you know what to look for, they can supply you with the perfect snack to hold you over on long stretches of otherwise empty roads.

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Your Brain on Coffee vs Beer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Your Brain on Coffee vs Beer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Allen loves beer, Alexa love coffee, and this infographic explains why each is so perfect for their personalities. Check out how these two magical beverages affect your brain and why a coffee stout might become your new favorite brew.

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Surprise Skydiving

Surprise Skydiving

For Allen’s 28th birthday, Alexa snuck him away from work with a surprise skydiving trip for his first ever jump.

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The Three C’s of Turin, Italy, Part 1: Coffee

The Three C’s of Turin, Italy, Part 1: Coffee

Turin, Italy is a hidden gem of culture and history, especially for its 3 big C’s: Coffee, Chocolate and Cars. This post explores the city’s coffee and its immaculate cafes through a letter from Alexa’s old blog.

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The Active Traveler’s Guide to the Outer Banks

The Active Traveler’s Guide to the Outer Banks

Staying active on vacation isn’t always easy, but the NC Outer Banks’ nearly endless supply of adventures offers plenty of incredibly fun opportunities to get healthier without sacrificing vacation hours in the gym.

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