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How lazy is your city? New study ranks 189 communities based on activity levels

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Did you take a spirited run this morning? How about a brief yoga session or a brisk walk? If you spent the day laying on the couch, binging Netflix and eating puffy Cheetos, that's fine too, but you're definitely not helping your city's exercising ranking. A multi-year poll with over 350,000 participants has resulted in the ultimate ranking of the most active metro areas in the country, as well as the laziest.

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Mike Wehner

September 21st

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New Food Labels Would Tell You How Long It Takes to Burn Off Calories

Food labels are notoriously confusing—but what if they simply told you how long it might take to burn off the calories you’re about to consume?

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Jamie Condliffe

April 7th

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Look at the Graceful Path of an Attack Helicopter as It Spits Fire

This is what a US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter looks like from a distance as it strafes the night sky: A graceful curve of light with only arcs of sparks to reveal that it’s actually spewing ammunition.

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Attila Nagy

February 8th

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This 45-Degree Treadmill Just Revealed Something Fascinating About Running Extreme Inclines

Standard treadmills only reach a maximum incline of around 9 degrees. But this one, developed by a team of physiologists at the University of Colorado Boulder, goes all the way to 45 degrees. The unique contraption is providing some insights into the best strategies for extreme uphill running.

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George Dvorsky

December 22nd

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 This Exercise Bike Turns Cycling Into a VR Racing Game

Working out can be a drag, especially if your only means of entertainment is an awful juicer informercial on five of the 10 gym TVs. But thanks to virtual reality, you can soon exercise your way through a video game—and starting today, you can preorder a VR-ready bike that lets you do exactly that.

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Bryan Lufkin

December 16th

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 This Exercise Bike Turns Cycling Into a VR Racing Game

Working out can be a drag, especially if your only means of entertainment is an awful juicer informercial on five of the 10 gym TVs. But thanks to virtual reality, you can soon exercise your way through a video game—and starting today, you can preorder a VR-ready bike that lets you do exactly that.

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Bryan Lufkin

December 16th

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 This Exercise Bike Turns Cycling Into a VR Racing Game

Working out can be a drag, especially if your only means of entertainment is an awful juicer informercial on five of the 10 gym TVs. But thanks to virtual reality, you can soon exercise your way through a video game—and starting today, you can preorder a VR-ready bike that lets you do exactly that.

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Bryan Lufkin

December 16th

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Strava Insights Lets You See How the World Runs and Cycles

Since Strava burst on to the fitness scene to track runs and rides, it’s collected an extraordinary amount of data—so much, in fact, that it even sells it to city planners. Now, it’s launched a new website called Insights that lets you explore how the entire world runs and cycles.

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Jamie Condliffe

October 6th

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How To Get In Shape

Feeling sluggish? Doughy? Increasingly short-winded? Well, my flabby friend, it’s time for you to stop putting off the inevitable and get back in shape. You’re not trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1980, but with time and commitment, you can at least get yourself looking and feeling better. We promise! We made this video to be your guide.

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September 24th

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Want To Avoid Erectile Dysfunction? Try Getting Regular Exercise

A number of studies have suggested that physically active men have lower rates of erectile dysfunction than couch potatoes, but all of them relied on people being honest about the amount they exercised. A new study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine checked those results by measuring how much their subjects actually moved.

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Diane Kelly on Throb, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

September 2nd

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