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Mexico City Rewards Subway Platform Squats with Free Train Tickets

A new mass transit initiative draws inspiration from high school gym class in the fight against a nationwide obesity epidemic.

There are plenty of reasons to take public mass transportation: It’s convenient, it’s cheap, it’s environmentally friendly. But for residents of one of the most crowded cities on earth, there’s another reason to take the municipal subway system: To get in shape.

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Today, there are more than 100,000 health apps installed on over 100 different kinds of wearable tech devices—each one giving us highly analytical insights into our bodies and what we choose to do with them. Thirty percent of these apps are focused on fitness; 15.5 percent focus on general wellness like relaxation solutions, yoga instructions, and beauty tips; 7.4 percent focus on nutrition; 16.6 percent offer medical references about drugs and diseases; 6.6 percent help us manage our medical conditions; and 23 percent provide tips for managing our addictions, reproductive cycles, pill schedules, and more.

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Find a Cause Worth Running For. (Or Biking. Or Walking. Whatever Works.)

Let your favorite charity cash in on your fitness routine. #100StartsWith1

We’re teaming up with our friends at Sambazon for 100 days of little ways to change our world. Follow along for the next 100 days of action (and giveaways) on Instagram @Sambazon and at www.sambazon.com/100. And don’t forget to tell us @GOOD about how you’re changing your world with the hashtag #100Startswith1.

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Champion: Gene Gurkoff

Action: Choose a charity and let it cash in on your exercise routine.

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