• Happy Friday, friends, and happy almost long weekend! If you need to justify your time away from the office (uh, we need to have a talk), here are nine ways science proves taking a break from work is critical for your wellbeing. [HuffPost Healthy Living]
A reader wondered this morning on Twitter if the Schuylkill River Trail—the part that splits and goes on the Kelly Drive side of the Art Museum—would be impacted by closures around the Made in America concert this weekend. Here’s what we found out.
Do I really need to tell you how insanely gorgeous it is outside today? Ugh, fine. You guys: It is insanely gorgeous outside today. Really!
If you’re like me and toiled indoors in front of a computer screen for most of the day, you owe it to yourself to spend some time outdoors this evening. And what better way to soak up the low-80s-with-low-humidity weather than by getting your sweat on outside?
Here are some awesome outdoor workouts and group runs you can get in on this evening. Tell ‘em we sent ya. Have fun!
Our pals at Unite Fitness are launching an immersive 10-week boot camp program this fall. And by “immersive,” I mean it’ll totally kick your butt—in the best way ever, of course.
If you’ve always wanted to be on a show like The Biggest Loser, pay attention. We just got word that a casting team will be in town on Saturday, September 13th, to interview potential contestants for a new NBC weight-loss show called Weight for Love. It’s aimed at couples who each have at least 100 pounds to lose and who want to work together to shed the weight.
Here it is, hot off the presses (quite literally), folks.
If you had a blast at Cupid’s Undie Run earlier this year, consider stripping down once again for the Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk on September 13th. The 5K run supports colon cancer screening at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center as well as national prevention, research and patient support programs at the Colon Cancer Alliance.
You’re encouraged to come in your underwear, of course, but you’ll also get a pair of boxers to commemorate the event. And in a first for any race we’ve ever written about, there’s this, from a press release: Participants “will have the opportunity to take a stroll through a larger-than-life inflatable colon. This creative and educational inflatable is a unique way for visitors to understand the disease.”
The run takes place on MLK Drive and starts at 9 a.m. It’s $30 to register. Learn more and sign up here.
How fun is this? Students Run Philly Style and Shake Shack University City are teaming up for a special quizzo night tonight pitting local running groups against each other for the title of Smartest Runners in Philly™. (Note: That title is not actually trademarked as far as I know, but I think it totally should be, am I right?)