05/18/2012 08:23 am ET

Fit Links: Why Crunches Won't Give You Flat Abs, The Best Fitness Products And More

There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have caught our eye.

Tired of constantly working your abs and never seeing results? Well + Good NYC has the dirt on why crunches aren't a silver bullet for flat abs.

Happy fourth birthday to our friends at Fit Bottomed Girls! To celebrate, they've announced the 2012 Fitties, the best fitness products of the last year. Check out all the winners here.

We hear a lot about workers who aren't getting enough shut-eye, but not as much about how they're staying energized on less sleep. A dietitian on dailySpark recently discussed the pros and cons of energy drinks with assembly line workers.

Do you see dark clouds and consider it an excuse to skip your outdoor workout? This FitSugar reader shares why she loves running in the rain.

For more on fitness and exercise, click here.

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