It doesn’t take much, in terms of exercise, to see a big pay-off for your health and longevity, according to a new study. A research paper just published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says that running for just five to 10 minutes a day, at even a slow pace, could reduce your risk of early death from all causes, and specifically cardiovascular disease.
• If you’re not one of those “spring out of bed and chirp with the birdies like a Disney princess” type of people, I’m with you—I’m so not a morning person. But in the interest of fitting in a workout (and getting it out of the way!), here’s how to become a committed morning-workout person, even if you’re not a fan of mornings. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
If you follow Philadelphia Runner on social media, you may have seen a tease a few weeks back for an in-the-works new location somewhere in Manayunk. I’d been pestering outreach director Ryan Callahan for details ever since, and this morning he delivered—big time.
Wait, am I the only one who didn’t know this smart trick for keeping avocados from turning brown? Considering my obsession with avocados, I’m thinking this will come in mighty handy in the very near future.
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Welcome to our new Monday feature, the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.
Name: Jon Lyons
Day job: District Manager for Southern Tier Brewing Co. and founder of Run215.
Where he snapped this: Kite & Key post-run with the Fishtown Beer Runners.
What he was doing: Running as fast as I could towards a cold pint of sweet, sweet beer.
Longest run he’s ever done: Marathon!
Gear he can’t run without: I’m very superstitious, so I always run with a piece of quartz in my pocket. And I gotta use New Balance—my favorite running shoes ever.
Remember last summer when we co-hosted a cross-training run with our friends at Unite Fitness? And remember when we invited them to run another one at this year’s Be Well Philly Boot Camp? And remember how much fun you had at those events?
Well, it’s back! Next Tuesday, August 5th, we’re teaming up with Unite Fitness for another free, all-levels cross-training run, a group-run-meets-boot-camp workout mashup for the ages. We’ll meet at Unite Fitness (12th and Sansom) at 6 p.m. and head out for a 3.5-mile group run. But this isn’t just any ol’ group run: We’ll stop along the way at LOVE Park, the Rodin Museum, Rocky Steps and more to do some quick boot-camp-style exercises (think burpees, lunge walks, and more); check out the route map here. The run ends back at the studio, where we’ll have swag and some giveaways for our friends who come out.
Our second guest curator steps up to the bat—or, well, Spotify account—for our latest weekend workout playlist: Christina Stoltz, owner of Northern Liberties Pilates studio Ploome.
If you’ve ever taken a class with Christina (at one of the past two Be Well Philly Boot Camps, perhaps?), you know that her workouts are almost feel like a party; they’re high-energy, dance-like-nobody’s-watching, raucous good fun. So it comes as no surprise that her workout playlist is just the same.