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The North Face's new Ventrix jacket helps release excess heat while exercising

It's the struggle for anyone exercising in the cold weather – you want a jacket that keeps you warm but doesn't cause you to overheat once you start to sweat. Most jackets will do a fine job retaining heat when you're standing still, but releasing all that excess heat becomes a problem. In The North Face's new Ventrix jacket, it has come up with a new technology to help solve the dilemma.

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The dark side of HIIT workouts (and it's not injuries)

Filling your schedule with HIIT workouts is a great, efficient way to get fit, since they allow you to work up a major amount of sweat in a short amount of time. And while banking extra minutes back into your daily time savings account is a happiness-boosting bonus of the fitness modality, in order to stick with an exercise routine, it's important to also enjoy it.

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