Adorable Photos: Meet the Local Babies Born on Leap Day

There was a kid in my fifth grade class named Erik whose birthday was on February 29th, a.k.a. Leap Day. As elementary school kids, my classmates and I found no shortage of delight in ribbing poor little Erik about the fact that technically he was only three years old. I’m sure it drove him nuts.

So in the order of penance, I thought it fitting to officially commemorate the birthdays of the babies born yesterday — Leap Day — at several area hospitals. Hey, they only get birthdays once every four years, so we might as well make a big deal out of it.

Presenting: The Philly Babies of Leap Day 2016. Read more »

10 Coolest Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: March 2016

The Stroehmann Bakeries Back On My Feet 5-Miler returns on March 26th.

The Stroehmann Bakeries Back On My Feet 5-Miler returns on March 26th.

Surprise! Spring is almost here. It officially arrives on the 20th, and we couldn’t be happier. Celebrate the warming temperatures by bidding your winter hibernation adieu and heading to one of these awesome fitness events. From the Back On My Feet 5-Miler to the Devil Takes the Hindmost Run to a free Mommy and Me Yoga class, we’ve got your calendar more than covered.  Read more »

10 Coolest Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: March 2016

The Stroehmann Bakeries Back On My Feet 5-Miler returns on March 26th.

The Stroehmann Bakeries Back On My Feet 5-Miler returns on March 26th.

Surprise! Spring is almost here. It officially arrives on the 20th, and we couldn’t be happier. Celebrate the warming temperatures by bidding your winter hibernation adieu and heading to one of these awesome fitness events. From the Back On My Feet 5-Miler to the Devil Takes the Hindmost Run to a free Mommy and Me Yoga class, we’ve got your calendar more than covered.

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The Checkup: The Very Convincing Case for Slow, Easy Runs

• I’m betting a bunch of you are in getting into the swing of your spring race-training schedule right about now, so consider this your official reminder to take your easy runs very, very seriously. Here, super smart expert advice for just how slow you should go on your easy-run recovery days. (I bet it’s a lot slower than you think!) [CompetitorRead more »

The Checkup: The Diet Habits to Steal from Successful MyFitnessPal Users

• Anyone who’s used the app MyFitnessPal to track their food intake and weight loss knows how addictive it is to record every single morsel you put in your mouth. That’s why culling data from more than 4.2 million MyFitnessPal users is absolutely genius: you can figure it’s probably pretty trustworthy information. To wit: The app makers just released a new report detailing the dietary habits of its most successful users and found that those who lost the most weight also ate more fiber and less meat than other users, among other fascinating findings. [Fast CompanyRead more »

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