Want to Live Longer? Run Slowly for Less Than 10 Minutes a Day, Study Says

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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.

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The Checkup: 9 Tricks to Becoming a Committed Morning-Workout Person

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• 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]

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Kitchen Hack: The Foolproof Way to Keep Your Avocados from Turning Brown

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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.

Hey, while you’re here, check out our hacks for keeping bananas from turning brown and the easiest way ever to clean your blender. Some Einstein-level stuff, I tell you.

[h/t Women's Health]

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: How a Beer-Lover Stays Fit

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. 

SELFIEName: 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.

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Join Us: Insanely Fun Cross-Training Run with Unite Fitness

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Quick Details
Date: Tuesday, August 5th
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Unite Fitness, 12th and Sansom 
Cost: FREE! 

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.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Ploome’s Favorite Super-Sexy Workout Songs

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Ploome/Christina Stoltz

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.

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