Magic Pill, Episode #18: Time For A Game Of 'Fitness Fact Or Fiction'

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For a change of pace, today's episode features a game show we call "Fitness Fact or Fiction." (We were calling it "Fact or Crap" like the board game, but that seemed a little crude.) You can test your knowledge and learn a few more facts at the same time. And it's a small blow against all the fitness misinformation that's floating around out there. Listen to the full episode above.

A Closer Look


Some samples: Are these fact or fiction?

  • I can lose tummy fat by doing sit-ups.
  • If a woman lifts weights she could "bulk up."
  • Running is enough exercise; I don't need to do anything else.
  • I need a supplement drink before and after my (45-minute-long) workout

Enjoyed The Music?

That was mar|co performing the song "1,2,3."

(Courtesy mar|co)
(Courtesy mar|co)

mar|co is a future pop duo consisting of vocalist Marie Lang and producer Alex Coco. The two have been featured on multiple blogs including HillyDilly and performed all over Boston as well as at the music conferences CMJ and SXSW. The recent Berklee graduates have relocated to NYC to finish up their debut EP.

You can listen to the full Magic Pill playlist here.

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Carey Goldberg Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.



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