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Active Gear Scout: Workout Must-Haves for the Rest of 2014
Nike Cruiser and Run X2 S
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Protect your eyes and look cool with stylish eyewear. The Nike Cruiser offers a traditional look with a modern spin. These glasses are great for daywear, daily activities and casual runs, rides or walks. They are light, come in a few different colors and have that "cool" factor.
The Nike Run X2 and X2 S are the ultimate running sunglasses. They're lightweight, come in a various color options, offer snug-wrap features, and have adjustable frames. The X2 S is a slightly smaller frame than the X2, but both are good running glasses. They don't slip or fog while you run.
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Rock out to your favorite jams with the RockMyRun app. Why do we love this app? Because you can select the exact run time, BPM (beats per minute) and genre to customize your music mixes. The DJs create mixes to help you pick up your run pace and take your mind off of the work. It's easy to use and you can share socially with other users and friends. Download the free app, or go premium for more mixes and no ads.
PureMove Sports Armband
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Listen to your music without dealing with cords from your ear buds. The lightweight and sweat resistant PureMove Sports Armband holds the iPhone 5 and 5S and keeps your headphone cords from flying around. It's easy to snap your phone into the case, but a little hard to snap out. The armband is machine washable and touch-screen accessible.
Grid X by TriggerPoint
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Break through the toughest trouble spots to relieve aches and pains. Grid X foam roller, by TriggerPoint, is the firmest roller in the Grid family. It's 13 inches long, weighs 1.5 pounds—long enough to get a sturdy roll, but small and light enough to travel with. Roll away your aches and pains and recover faster with this tough, yet small, roller.
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Give your feet a little extra support and comfort with currexSole—the natural performance insole. Take five minutes to select your sole with the currexSole test. Once you determine your size, place your order and get ready to maximize your performance. It might take a few runs, workouts or bike rides to get adjusted to the insole, but once your foot forms to it, you'll feel stronger and more supported.
Words to Sweat By
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Fuel your fitness with Words to Sweat By. Wear motivational shirts or accessories that help you get off the couch and push you—or the people working out around you—through the toughest training sessions. You can customize jewelry with a favorite mantra or find a phrase that really sticks with you to help you reach your goals.
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Rinse off after a tough workout with the Showerpill. These wipes are perfect if you're hitting the gym for a quick lunchtime workout, or if you run in an overnight relay race, like Ragnar. They're also handy for those extra hot, humid days. Just a quick wipe will give you a refreshed feeling in no time. They are fragrance-free, soft and get the job done.
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Eat right while on the go. You now have no excuse to portion control your meals and eat healthy all day long. 6-Pack Fitness is like a giant lunch box for the healthy eater. The meal management system comes in a five different designs: tote, duffle bag, backpack, briefcase and meal management. The totes and briefcases are great for the business person who's always on the go. There's a place for your laptop, food, keys, wallet, iPad and other daily essentials. You have no excuse to skip a meal or not stick to your eating plan because you can take your food with you, wherever you go.
5 Ingredient Vegan
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Download this vegan-friendly cookbook and start whipping up delicious meals. Jenne Clairbone, author of 5 Ingredient Vegan, showcases 25 recipes that let the food's' natural flavors to come out in the dish. The e-book is user friendly and engaging with clickable links to learn more and navigate with ease. What's nice about this book is that Clairbone breaks down kitchen tools, ingredients and other terms to help you become a better vegan chef.
Paleo by Seasons
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If you're new to paleo or need a fresh recipe idea, this book has it all—your favorite dishes with a paleo-friendly focus for every season. Peter Servold, author of Paleo by Seasons, shares beautiful farm-to-table meals, cooking techniques and kitchen essentials to help you master the paleo cuisine.
The Da Vinci BodyBoard
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Sculpt and tone your muscles, while giving them a good stretch, with The Da Vinci BodyBoard. Similar to a Pilates class, the BodyBoard allows you to strengthen your core, lengthen your spine, and build muscles with the use of a resistance band on the board. Spend 20 minutes each day using the routines designed with the board, mixed in with your cardio routine, to get the results you want. Easy to use, very mobile, and stores away with ease.
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