6 Philly Fitness and Foodie Instagrammers You Should Be Following

Nowadays, Instagram is a freakin’ well of fitness and healthy foodie inspiration. Whether it’s a perfectly garnished slice of avocado toast you’ve been drooling over or a new pair of Alo leggings you’ve been eyeing, chances are, the first place you saw it was scrolling through your Instagram feed.

It’s been a while since we last pointed to the Philly fitness and foodie Instagrammers who keep up scrolling, so below, we’ve rounded up some our favorite Philly fitness and healthy foodie Instagrammers so your feed is complete with all the inspiration — from workouts to copy to healthy dessert recipes — you need to stay on top of your health and fitness game. Because we all need a little help from our [internet] friends sometimes, right?

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30 Exercises to Do with a Kettlebell

Kettlebells can be … intimidating. I mean, they look like wrecking balls with handles attached. But it turns out, you don’t have to be a bodybuilder to use one. And swinging one of these things around (with controlled movements and good form) can pay off BIG. According to Livestrong, a kettlebell’s uncentered weight makes it perfect for aerobic exercises, like swings and thrusts. This’ll give you a wide range of motion. Plus, you can burn a TON of calories using a kettlebell. Like, 400 calories in 20 minutes. Count us in.

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The Checkup: The New Food Label to Have on Your Radar

Glyphosate, a chemical that’s used to kill weeds and is identified by the World Health Organization as a possible human carcinogen, might be lurking in a lot of your food — even, in some cases, if you’re buying organic. That’s why you may soon start seeing “glyphosate-free” pop up on labels along side their organic designation. [Well + Good]

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The Checkup: 3 Ways to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck in Boutique Fitness Classes

• When you’re spending upward of $30 for a boutique fitness class, it helps to know you’re doing everything you can to get the most from your workout. Here, a trainer — who’s taught many a fitness class — dishes on her tips for readjusting your mindset so you can really get the most bang for your buck at your next (pricey) fitness class. [PopSugar Fitness]

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7 Unexpected Smoothie Ingredients You Should Be Using (But Aren’t)

Smoothies are a quick, healthy, grab-and-go option for breakfast, but when you just stick to the expected — i.e. loads of fruit — you’re actually sabotaging your breakfast, nutrition-wise.

Luckily, there are simple fixes to make sure you get the most out of your blends. Here, we’ve rounded up eight unexpected ingredients (think: chickpeas, brine — really! — and roasted sweet potato) that will up the health factor of your smoothies and keep ’em tasty.

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Meet Denali, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Denali | Photo via the Monster Milers

This week’s adoptable dog, Denali, is a laid-back, super-soft cuddle buddy with a playful side. This pup’s a quick learner, and the Monster Milers think he could quickly become a great short-distance running partner. Learn more about him below.

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