Happy weekend! As always, Links We Love brings you our favorite health and fitness inspiration from around the web. This week, we have an interesting argument for choosing vegan over whey protein shakes, and some suggestions for natural ways to beat the cold and flu. We want to show some love and share kick-ass content in the wellness world, so here are our picks:

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4 Fitness Classes Worth Trying in 2013 — ACE Fitness

Sometimes we need to spice things up to keep those workout resolutions going strong. Here are some suggestions for fitness classesyou may not have tried.


Best and Worst Natural Cold and Flu Remedies — Prevention

The flu is spreading everywhere this season, so it may be worth trying some natural remedies to help feel better in no time.


The Urban Yogi’s Guide to Meditation — Q By Equinox

City life may be stressful, but there’s always a way to zen out in the most bustling of places.

Blog Spotlight

Why You Should Start Your Day With a Vegan Protein Shake — DailyBurn Life

A vegan protein shake over a whey one? Read the science behind why going dairy-free may be better for your body.

Grab Bag

The First (and Worst?) Fad Diet of 2013 — Well and Good NYC

The 8-hour diet is finding its way all over magazine covers. Read why this latest diet craze is probably a trend we should skip.

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