Your Weekend Workout Playlist: The Philly 10K Edition

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

The Philly 10K. | Photo by Matt Stanley

Can you BELIEVE the Philly 10K is already here?! Neither can we. But it is! So, to help you make it through the race (and, more importantly, to your free beer and custard) nice and strong, we got one of our favorite Philly runners, Rebecca Barber of the Rocky 50K, to put together an awesome playlist for you. Barber has made many a long running playlist — she does run 50Ks for fun, after all — so you are in good hands. Good luck, folks! (And pssst: If you’re running this weekend, make sure to come by our tent at the finish line festival for some yoga for runners and massages after the race!) Read more »

The Checkup: Pretty Much All Hamburger Meat Has Poop in It, New Report Says

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• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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The Checkup: The Argument for Skipping Salads

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• If your go-to salad is a bowl packed with nutrient-loaded greens like kale along with tofu, legumes and the like, this probably doesn’t apply to you. But for everyone else, picture your favorite salad without the lettuce. Now, does it still look nutritious? Oftentimes, the answer is no. And that’s just one piece of the pie in this food writer’s argument for skipping salads. [Washington Post]
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Photo Recap: Our Last Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow Session of the Season

Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow | Photo by Susan Nam

Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow | Photo by Susan Nam

Last night was our very last Be Well Philly Summer Yoga Flow session of the season (insert all the teary-eyed emojis here), and we are oh-so-sad to say goodbye to Tuesday nights of outdoor yoga with our friends from DIG Yoga — but at least we have these wonderful photos to tide us over until next summer!
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Zion Harvey — 8-Year-Old Double Hand-Transplant Patient at CHOP — Released from Hospital Today

Photo via Penn Medicine/Facebook

Photo via Penn Medicine/Facebook

Late last month, the world fell in love with Zion Harvey, the eight-year-old Baltimore native who received a double hand transplant in early July at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The surgery, the first-ever hand transplant performed on a child, was a joint effort of physicians at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania. It was deemed a resounding success.

Penn Medicine announced that Zion was released from the hospital today, posting several new photos of Zion with transplant team leader L. Scott Levin. The caption reads: “Zion is a tremendous, brilliant child, and though he has a lot of work ahead of him, he’s already talking about ways in which he can help others who face similar circumstances. We’re privileged to have been a part of his story.”

Check out all the photos below.  Read more »

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