The Checkup: This Food Pyramid Makes Mastering an Anti-Inflammatory Diet WAY Easier 

 

• I can’t go a single day without seeing the word anti-inflammatory more often than I see an enraged Facebook status about Donald Trump — which is reallllly often. And for good reason: Inflammation is linked to everything from acne to heart disease. Which is why this nutritionist-crafted anti-inflammatory foods pyramid is SO darn handy. Hint: kimchi is your friend. [Well + Good]

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Yelp Fit Club: How to Work Out (and Eat) for Free All May Long

Unite Fitness is one of the studios Yelp has partnered with for Yelp Fit Club | Photo via Facebook

Unite Fitness is one of the studios Yelp has partnered with for Yelp Fit Club | Photo via Facebook

Don’t you love it when you admit to your couch-potato ways like, “MAN, I have been mimicking the behavior of a person recovering from inpatient surgery for a minute now,” and then, the second you realize just how immobile you’ve been lately, a gift from the fitness gods drops into your lap? Well, what I’m about to tell you guys is a true gift from the fitness gods. Or from the Yelp gods. Either way, it’s a gift.

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Whoa: CHOP Working on Womb-Like Device for Premature Babies 

An illustration of the womb-like device

An illustration of the womb-like device

“This certainly is a project that would have sounded more like science fiction than a reality,” Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Fellow Emily Partridge says in a video explaining the womb-like device she and a team of researchers at CHOP are currently working on. And really, it does sound like something straight from a science-fiction novel.

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The Checkup: The Calorie-Saving Way You Should Be Using Cauliflower (But Aren’t) 

• We’ve all heard time and time again that subbing in Greek yogurt when you’re whipping up something creamy is a smart and easy way to lighten up a dish, but bet you hadn’t thought about using steamed pureed cauliflower to get that creamy consistency in dishes like risotto and creamed spinach. One chef says you should start doing just that, plus more chef-approved cooking tricks that will lighten up your plate. [Greatist]

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Trampoline Fitness Classes Happening ALL Day at Be Well Philly Boot Camp 

A rebounder class at Freehouse Fitness | Photo via Facebook

A rebounder class at Freehouse Fitness | Photo via Facebook

I’ve been keeping my lips sealed while we tried to figure out just how we were going to make rebounder classes — yes, as in fitness classes done on mini trampolines (eeee!) — work at this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our ladies-only all-day wellness extravaganza, going down June 3rd. But now, my friends, we know. So I can FINALLY spill the beans.

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Watch: Videos of Runners Helping Fellow Runners Across Race Finish Lines

A few weeks ago, a video of three half-marathoners swooping in to help a struggling fellow runner across the finish line at the Philly’s Love Run Half Marathon made people ‘round the globe cry. After clicking on our post covering the viral video, one of my co-workers Slacked me saying she was sobbing at her desk. I didn’t judge, because I’d been doing the same thing just an hour earlier.

In a world where Facebook newsfeeds often seem like broken faucets, solely existing to spew information that chips away at your faith in humanity (just me?), there’s something so nice — so nice it’s tear-worthy! — about seeing strangers helping each other out.

And clearly, I’m not the only one thirsting for video evidence of human empathy and kindness in the world. Since that video went nuts across the web, there have been a number of similar videos — videos where runners sacrifice their race times to help a fellow runner who looks like they’ll probably (er, definitely) collapse onto the cement before they reach the finish line if someone doesn’t rush in help ‘em out — popping up around the internet from recent races.

So, because we figured a Monday is always made better with a minute (or 10) of happy crying, we’ve rounded up a few of our tear-inducing favorites, including the Philly Love Run Half Marathon video, a couple of videos from the Boston Marathon, which went down April 19th, and a video from this weekend’s London Marathon.

Watch ‘em and feel your faith in humanity rise a few points. (And let’s hope these videos keep on comin’ through spring race season, eh?)

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