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The Amazons’ Training Montage is Some Positive, Sisterhood-Affirming Fitness Inspiration for the New Year

In this video, the Amazons from Wonder Woman talk about their four-month training process, through which they built muscle strength, confidence and camaraderie to prepare for their roles.

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77 Year Old Constance Tillet is Better at CrossFit Than You

Stop with the whining.

In Women I Want To Be Like When I Grow Up news, check out Constance Tillet, an amazing 77 year old woman out of New York City who is better at CrossFit than you. Video after the jump.

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New Study Says Binge-Watching TV Might Kill You, No Matter How Healthy You Are

First the radio star...now us?

Guys, I have some bad news. Are you ready? You might want to sit down, I'm not sure your ticker can handle the shock: according to a majorly depressing new study, our bodies are so profoundly impacted by TV-viewing that watching more than one hour a day is highly likely to have serious health consequences. Better hope there's no buffering in the afterlife.

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Review: Live Your Robot Apocalypse Fantasies While Getting in Shape With Battlesuit Runner App

Run with me if you want to live.

I'm pretty unmotivated when it comes to exercise, but I would like to be ready for an alien invasion or the rise of the machines. That's why I love the Battlesuit Runner app. It simulates a sci-fi robot/alien attack story to gamify your workout. It's more fun to run when you think you're going to get torn apart by robots if you don't.

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Too Out of Shape to Run From Zombies? Upcoming Mobile Game Lets You Just Walk

Hopefully the zombies will slow down, too.

I was one of the first people to download Zombies, Run! when Six to Start first made it available on the iTunes store, but sadly I am so bad at running that I couldn't make it very far through the game without panicking and shutting it off. Luckily, the indie game developers have announced a new mobile fitness app called The Walk, for those of us who are more stamina-challenged.

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UK Dropping Fitness Requirements For Cyberwarfare Specialists

Cyberwarfare is important and taxing, but it's not the sort of thing you generally need to be in the best shape for.

Like most major players on the world stage, the United Kingdom is stepping up recruiting efforts to bring more skilled computer specialists into its ranks. To that end, the Ministry of Defence has seemingly bowed to reality and decided that military reservists who specialize in cyber warfare won't be required to live up to the same physical fitness requirements as other military personell. 

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AsapSCIENCE Explores the Many Faces of 200 Calories [Video]

What does 200 calories of breakfast sandwich look like? Don't ask -- it's going to leave you disappointed and hungry.

With summer entering full swing, I doubt I'm alone in working to shed a couple of pounds before my first trip to the beach this year. If you're also aiming to drop some excess baggage from a winter and spring full of good meals and perhaps a little less physical activity than is advisable, chances are you, too, are taking time lately to count your calories. As always, the reliable hands at AsapSCIENCE are here to help -- this time with a convenient video reminder that all calories are not created equal, and that they can take you by surprise sometimes. OK, fine --  a lot of the time.

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Amy Poehler Interviews Tiny Feminists, Inspires Us

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Oh, Amy. Your smile, your strangely exhilarating cackling laugh, your sunshine hair. We are mighty fond of you. We are especially fond of you when you post new episodes of yourself interviewing awesome young girls who are doing things they love and (according to the tagline of the program) "making the world more awesome by being themselves." The above video is part of Poehler's webseries Smart Girls at the Party, which is a "place for funny, thoughtful and deceivingly educational programming," and which features Poehler and her friends interviewing young women they admire. The newest episode showcases Precela, who is practicing her badassery through boxing. Oh, and there's also a dance party featuring the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Aubrey Plaza, and the creators of Broad City. We encourage you to go back through the archives and check out the other interviews they've done. Lots of awesome dance parties, and also lots of awesome young women. (via Smart Girls at the Party)

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This Russian Grandmother Has Already Worked Out Today. How About You?

We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

For those of us on a budget who still want to hold on to our girlish figures, sometimes we need to get creative. In the case of this 72-year-old Russian grandmother, that means heading to the playground for some old-fashioned calisthenics. Come inside and check out her routine, and see if you're not inspired to get the heck off the couch and hit the monkey bars.

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Meet Edith Wilma, the Oldest Competitive Female Bodybuilder

and let it be known

Edith Connor was looking for a hobby in her early sixties, something she could do to stay active outside of the data entry company she and her husband owned and worked for. She began fitness training with her youngest son, taking it out "on the weights instead of the employees." At the age of sixty-five she'd entered her first bodybuilding competition in Las Vegas and won first place. "At that point," she says, "I was hooked."

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Jimmy Fallon Should Know Better Than to Challenge Michelle Obama to a Push-Up Contest [Video]

A Lesson in Humility

While promoting her fitness initiative for kids, Let's Move, First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned that it was time to get kids off the couch and away from the TV. Jimmy Fallon, who is from the TV, took umbrage at this remark, packed his finest spandex, and made a little trip to the White House to challenge the First Lady to a round of physical activities. Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. Have you not seen Michelle Obama's arms? Did you really think you could beat her at push-ups? Either way, we are happy that this happened for entertainment purposes, so we'll let you watch Obama and Fallon settle this like professionals. (via Jezebel) Previously in Jimmy Fallon

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The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Is This 91-Year-Old Great-Grandmother (Says Guinness)

The Human Machine

The Official Definitive Authority on the Extreme, Guinness World Records, has found the world's oldest yoga teacher -- or at least, as both Jezebel and the Associated Press point out, the world's oldest yoga teacher who was available to fill out the proper documentation: 91-year-old Bernice Bates! This ultra-healthy great-grandmother teaches yoga at her retirement home in Florida and can do that pose above (boat pose), which is a lot harder than it looks. Seriously, let's celebrate Bernice Bates today. She can do that, plus she's helping her peers live a more comfortable, flexible life. Namaste!

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Get Healthy With Angela Lansbury and Her Positive Moves

i'll just leave this here

Different people have different methods of staying healthy. We've kind of always wanted to know what Angela Lansbury's has been, since she's a pretty kick-ass lady who's still going strong well into her 80s. Now we know. Because this exists. And yes, it gets a bit...physical. Perfect if you just realized you've been sitting down all day. (via HelloGiggles)

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Becoming Superman Sounds Kind of Intense, Henry Cavill

And That's Terrible

"I'm on 5000 calories a day… You’ve got to eat protein first, then a little bit of carbs… you’ve gotta keep your hunger levels going. I’m training two and a half hours a day, pushing my body beyond its normal limits, putting on a lot of muscle mass and just making myself look like Superman." -- Henry Cavill, who is playing Superman in Zach Snyder's Man of Steel, on the fitness and diet involved in becoming the most famous comic book superhero of all time. I know this is what most male stars of comic book-inspired movies do, but it doesn't make it sound any less grueling. But then again, there's putting on the costume: "They just put it on, I turned around and look[ed] in the mirror and you can’t really play it cool –- you sort of guffaw and laugh. I thought ‘OK, holy hell, this is real, it’s not a joke anymore. This is it…you’re doing it, you’re right in the middle of it.’" Maybe it's worth it after all. Because, if we can say this without seeming drooly, it's fun to see superheroes come to life. Next smoothie is on us, Henry Cavill. (Superhero Hype)

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The Spidey Workout Might Be a Less Effective Version of Tai Chi [Video]

Don't Try This At Home

You might not be able to climb walls like Spidey, nor will you be able to develop a Spidey sense! Nor will you be able to shoot webs from your wrists! ... But you can do Spidey stance! That's about it. If you can pose for pictures, then you can do the Spidey workout. And remember, web slingers: drink lots of water and take breaks! (io9)

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