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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 […]

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The Checkup: The Scientific Way to Break Any Bad Habit (And Replace It With a Good One)

• Whether you bite your nails, pick at your skin or constantly stare at your phone, everyone has a bad habit they aren’t proud of. […]

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The Checkup: Why You Twitch and Wake Yourself Up Right as You’re Falling Asleep

• The pre-falling-asleep twitch is the absolute worst. It’s called a hypnic jerk, and oddly, experts don’t know exactly know why it happens — but […]

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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 […]

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The Checkup: The Science-Backed Trick for Eating Less That Has Nothing to Do With Food

• Check out these intriguing results of a small new study: It found that keeping your kitchen tidy could help you eat less. On the […]

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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 […]

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New 5-Mile Race Along Manayunk Canal to Benefit CHOP

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 […]

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The Checkup: The Case for Going Commando When You Work Out

• Real talk: You may not actually need to wear underwear when you work out. And if you insist on wearing it, it’s possible the […]

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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 — […]

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Do This: Essential Oils Yoga Class at Inspired Brews in Old City

Hey yogis, you’ll want to add this to your calendar pronto. On February 18th, Old City kombucha fermentary Inspired Brews is hosting a yoga class […]

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

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, […]

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10 Coolest Fitness and Foodie Events This Month: February 2016

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 […]

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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 […]

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The Checkup: This Is How Much Time You Waste at Work, Research Says

• Well, this is a total surprise. Researchers recently crunched the numbers to figure out how many minutes a day we fritter away while we’re […]

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The Broad Street Run Lottery Opens Monday — Here’s What You Need to Know

Yup, it’s that time of year again, runner friends. The Broad Street Run frenzy is about to hit, as the registration lottery, now in its […]