Be Well Workout of the Week: Break a Serious Sweat in 6 Minutes

It’s Monday, and you know what that means: It means it’s time to get to work! This week’s workout will be set up in four six-minute rounds, with each round broken down into 30-second intervals of three different exercises. So, you will do four rounds of three exercises, completing 30 seconds of each for a total of six minutes. Got it?

This one is short, but challenging, so work as hard as you can and make the most of each 30 second-interval. Good luck!

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Recipe: Make-Ahead Roasted Broccoli and White Bean Salad

Roasted Broccoli and White Bean Salad | Photo by Becca Boyd

Roasted Broccoli and White Bean Salad | Photo by Becca Boyd

Let’s talk about flexible cooking. I’ll use this recipe as an example. This can be made ahead or made to order; it’s delicious warm but also cold; it’s a whole meal in and of itself or a side dish for any meat or fish. Bottom line: If this is prepped and in your fridge, you’re ready for anything.

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Meet the Delco Runner Who’s Been Run-Streaking for 9 Years Straight

Jon Wallin has run at least one mile every day since 2008.

Jon Wallin has run at least one mile every day since 2008.

You know how once February hits, it can get hard to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions? Well, here’s some motivation to stick with yours: Local runner Jon Wallin hasn’t quit his New Year’s resolution since 2008. The 37-year-old runner has been running every single day since January 2nd, 2008. Naturally, on some days over the past near-decade it was almost impossible to get his run in — but he still ran. Yep: Every. Single. Day.

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The Checkup: How to Squash Sugar Cravings Before They Even Hit

• Raise your hand if every afternoon, you take a trip to the office candy jar for a handful of chocolates and its promised sugar high. (Same.) Well, here, a weight-loss expert explains how you can adjust your eating habits to train your body to crave better-for-you foods so those 2 p.m. sugar cravings never even hit in the first place. [Men’s Health]

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Meet Charlie, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Charlie | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

Charlie | Photo courtesy the Monster Milers

This week’s adoptable running dog is a cute, smaller — but energetic! — pup currently spending his days at PAWS. Like some humans, he’s a big fan of exercise, so if you’re looking for a workout partner to keep you accountable, he may be your perfect fit. Learn more about him below.

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Lovers of VERY Long Runs, Rejoice! Rocky 50K 2017 Run Date Announced

Rocky 50K 2016 | Photo via Facebook

Rocky 50K 2016 | Photo via Facebook

If you’ve pounded the pavement in the Rocky 50K Fat Ass Run in the past — for the uninitiated, that’s a 31-mile fun run that takes runners along the route completed by Rocky Balboa in Rocky II (Philly Mag’s very own Dan Mcquade traced it here, actually) — you’ve probably noticed that it’s usually held on the first Saturday of December. But if you were waiting to hold that date in your calendar for official confirmation, we’re here to tell you, you can go ahead and pencil “RUNNING ALL DAY” in. Rocky 50K founder Rebecca Barber has told us the official run date for the fifth annual Rocky 50K has been confirmed for Saturday, December 2nd.

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How to Tell If You Actually Got a Good Night of Sleep

We all know that there are some trustworthy tricks to set yourself up for a good night’s sleep (like not taking a hot shower before bed and sleeping with your socks on, to name a few), but come morning, how do you know if you actually got a good night’s rest?

The National Sleep Foundation has pinpointed four simple indicators of quality sleep based on the findings of over 275 peer-reviewed sleep studies. In a piece on the Huffington Post, chief executive officer of the National Sleep Foundation, David Cloud, said, in a world where trackers of everything from fitness to sleep rule, these indicators are aimed at helping people understand what good and healthy sleep looks like, so they can actually, you know, understand what it is their tracker is telling them about their sleep patterns. Below, the four indicators that tell you if you did, in fact, get a good night’s rest.  Read more »

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