This week’s fit links from around the web:
- We love the name title “Shrinko de Mayo” almost as much as we love the dishes and drinks that received a nutritional makeover for the holiday! — Iowa Girl Eats
- The search for the elusive bounce-free sports bra ends here. — Vital Juice
- What does a CrossFit workout really look like? See one Bob Harper loves here. — Carrots ‘N’ Cake
- Try just one of these 20 simple calorie-cutting tricks each day to lose two pounds in one month! — iVillage
- Shh…the ingredient that makes these desserts so moist is our little secret. — Fit Sugar
- Time for a girls night—for your health! Having a lonely heart can actually damage your ticker. —Yahoo! Shine
Written by Alyssa Belanger, editorial intern
All month long, we’ve been highlighting ways to help support breast cancer awareness. And when we saw Giuliana Rancic, young and vibrant, announce this morning on The Today Show that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, it was a striking reminder that there’s still a lot of work to do to prevent the disease from affecting more women.
The apparel company 15Love has teamed up with Equinox fitness clubs nationwide and Pure Yoga studios of New York City to offer special pink sports bras during October. Ten percent of sales of 15Love’s special line of sports bras, seen at left, will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
Since the founding of BCRF in 1992, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has grown tremendously. Thanks to the support of fundraisers like 15Love, the foundation has been able to increase its annual funding by more than 200 times over and is currently financing 186 scientists in 12 countries worldwide! Scientists funded by BCRF have led the way in discovering more about genetic links to breast cancer, preventative measures and treatments for breast cancer.
These sports bras are a fitting way to donate to BCRF because they may give you that extra push you need to hit the gym (cute new gym wear always makes us want to get out and show it off!). And according to recent studies, just four hours of physical activity each week can help boost your body’s immune system while lowering estrogen levels and your risk of developing breast cancer.
You can get your 15Love bra, available in pink with interchangeable striped or cheetah print straps, for $53 at any Equinox location or a Pure Yoga Studio in New York City.
More from FITNESS: Know what’s normal (and what’s not) with our guide to healthy breasts.
Your sports bra is probably the most important item in your gym bag (next to your kicks, of course)—a total necessity, considering that the average D cup set bounces two to three inches in distance with each running step. But how can you sort through all the store racks to find the perfect, bounce-proof, super-comfy sports bra? We did the work for you: Check out our ultimate guide in the July/August issue, on newsstands now!
FITNESS put more than 100 bras through the paces to bring you the best picks for every cup size. Here’s our story by the numbers:
- 12: Sports bra testers
- 64: Bra styles considered
- 116: Actual bras tested
- 10: Sports or activities our sports bra-clas testers sweated through, all in the name of science
Now tell us: What do you think of our picks? Do you have a favorite bra of your own?