The Checkup: The Surprising Ingredient That Will Make Your Scrambled Eggs Taste Even Better

• I’m a bit of a scrambled-egg fiend — I alternate my breakfasts between eggs and a bowl of oatmeal pretty much every single day — which is why this article about how coconut milk (!) is a total scrambled eggs game changer has me totally intrigued. Have you tried it? [Huffington PostRead more »

New 5-Mile Race Along Manayunk Canal to Benefit CHOP

Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center | Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center | Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the beneficiary of a new race this spring, the 5forChop Run, which will raise funds for the hospital’s Center for Applied Genomics and clinical research on Evans syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease. The race will be held on Saturday, May 21st, and in addition to the five-miler, there will be a one-mile walk and kids’ fun run.  Read more »

The Checkup: The Reason Your Legs Itch When You Run

• I have two friends who swear they get hives every time they run. When they told me, I pretty much thought they were crazy — but now I’m changing my tune. Turns out, runner’s leg itch is apparently pretty common, especially when you’re getting back into the swing of fitness after some time off. Here’s why it happens, and how to push through. [Women’s RunningRead more »

3.2.1 Challenge: Registration Open for Yoga Class/Obstacle Course/Vineyard Race (With Wine Tasting!)

Run the Vineyards | Photo courtesy Good Day for a Run

Run the Vineyards | Photo courtesy Good Day for a Run

The always popular Run the Vineyards 3.2.1 Challenge is back this year, with two dates for your choosing. The event, which combines a yoga class, obstacle course, two-mile run and wine tasting, will happen twice, on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th.  Read more »

10 Coolest Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: February 2016

Cupid's Undie Run | Photograph by Eddy Rhenals-Narvaez

Cupid’s Undie Run | Photograph by Eddy Rhenals-Narvaez

You know, for a month when the weather is usually pretty miserable, there’s certainly a lot going on in the fitness world, and that has us amped and ready to sweat. From the Open Streets PHL Distillery Run to winter yoga at the Horticulture Center to Valentine’s Day fitness activities galore, there’s no shortage of ways to keep yourself occupied. Let’s dive right in, shall we? Read more »

New Penn Medicine Video Provides Incredible, Personal Look at Post-Mastectomy Nipple Tattoos

I’ve heard about hospitals that employ tattoo artists as part of their reconstructive teams for women who undergo mastectomy procedures, but until today, I’d never actually seen one of them in action. Last week, Penn Medicine released a super powerful video, in which one patient, named Emily, allows her nipple-tattoo session to be documented by a film crew.  Read more »

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