A Pro Athlete Shows Off Her Real-Life (Un-Photoshopped) Body

By , SparkPeople Blogger
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week.

Keeping it Real.
A fitness model and pro athlete shows you what her real body REALLY look like. Spoiler alert: Even she has cellulite. Ask Lauren Fleshman

Crayons Down. Now Dig Into That Healthful Parfait. NYT
This new program is teaching kids to love fruits and veggies even before they can spell the words.

Bust Out of Your Life Rut Fitness magazine
Bored with life? Here are six great ideas to try when you feel stuck in any area of life.

Drinking three litres of water a day took TEN YEARS off my face Mail Online
It's no secret that SparkPeople values water--we recommend you drink at least 8 cups daily. This woman found an added benefit when she started drinking more water: Her face looked 10 years younger.

The Life Cycle Of The Flu (INFOGRAPHIC) Huffington Post Healthy Living
Ugh. It's that time of year. Before the flu hits your house, find out what you're in for--and how to fight back most effectively.

Adding Pounds, Then New Knees NYT Well blog
More people are getting knee replacements, and at younger ages. What's the cause? For many, it's the toll of carrying around extra pounds.

Russian Subways Now Accept Squats for Payment Mashable
Would you stop and do 30 squats if it meant a free subway ride to work? Some Russian commuters are doing just that.

Skip These Energy-Zapping Foods Fit Sugar
Food is energy, so find out if you're chowing down on anything that's stealing yours!

‘Anti-cellulite jeans’ make world debut at Fashion Rio, Brazilian fashion extravaganza Washington Post
No, thanks. We'll stick with healthy eating and exercise. Cellulite happens. It's not a big deal.

Holiday Tech Gifts Active Women Will Love Health
Sigh. The holidays are fast approaching. Here's a roundup of gifts for the fit folks in your life (or you)!

25 Good Reasons Not to Run a Marathon Shape
Marathons are awesome goals, but they're not for everyone. Here are some great reasons to choose another goal.

Which stories topped your "must-read" list this week?

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Thanks for a realistic assessment of "super" fitness. Report
Great blog. Water is so important. Alot of peoples don't realize how much they need to drink water. I drink water all day. That's the only thing I drink. Report
That Russian squats for passage would probably turn into a flash mob were it done for the NYC Subways ...

Personally, my knees can't take timed squats, so I would have to pay ... Report
If I were in Russia I would definitely go for the free subway ride; wonder how many 70 yr old ladies do it lol. Report
Very good and true article about drinking water ! Drinking water is beneficial for the body in so many ways. Report
i read the 25 reasons not to run a marathons and they are valid lol! Report
Good articles this week, especially the ones about the fitness model, drinking water and the running one. Report
I did not find the Shape article thought provoking. It was honest but seemed like it aimed to build fear in the recreational, short-distance runner looking to train for longer distances. Lauren Fleshman's article was excellent, however. Report
That subway squat machine is a wonderful idea, they should try those out everywhere. Those people looked so happy to get that ticket! Report
The real life pics of the fitness model were interesting. I guess I was fooled by the media again, not realizing that these women don't look like that 24/7 Report
The Russian subway machine looks so cool! Yet another reason why the Moscow subway system is pretty amazing! Report
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