• If you’ve ever made fruit jam, you know: It takes hours, and you have to sanitize everything you use, and it’s kind of a pain. But have you ever thought of just smashing your favorite fruit up with some chia seeds, and maybe some honey, smearing it on a piece of toast and calling it a day? So simple, yet So. Freakin’. Smart. [The Skinny Confidential]
When you’re short on time, or just looking for a way to boost your workout and burn more calories than you would in a regular cardio session, high intensity interval training (HIIT) is the way to go. So that’s exactly what we’re going to do for this week’s workout: some high intensity intervals.
You’re going to start by warming up for five minutes with a walk or light jog. Then you’re going to do a combination of sprinting and resting for the duration of the workout. And the nice part is, you get to choose the length of your workout—you’re going to repeat the circuit of intervals as many times as you can during the time you’ve set aside. So if you only have 15 minutes to spare, that’s totally fine.
No matter what your fitness level, trust me: you can handle this sweat session. Maybe your sprint is just a faster walk, increased resistance on the elliptical, or increased incline on the treadmill—wherever you are on the fitness spectrum, just work as hard as you can during the sprint, and then take advantage of your recovery. Good luck!
Remember a few weeks ago, when we told you about Fairmount’s soon-to-open yoga studio, Priya Hot Yoga? Well, the studio—which comes complete with a front-of-house cafe, a lounge area, and, eventually, babysitting—is set to open shop on October 25th, and they’re hosting a big bash with free yoga, and lots of food and drink samples to celebrate. Um, yes, please.
Some mornings, (okay, most mornings), you just don’t have time to put together a brown-bag lunch. So to help you out on those busy days, we rounded up our five favorite healthy lunches for a workweek of grab-and-go perfection from places like HipCityVeg, Baco Juice and Taco Bar, P.S. and Co. and more. Just scroll over the dish to see what it is and where to get it, then run out and grab it for yourself.
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Welcome to the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read all about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.
Name: Amanda Piccirilli
Day job: Communications coordinator at the Merion Cricket Club
Where she snapped this: Wildwood, N.J.
What she was doing: This picture was taken during a 5:30 a.m. sunrise run in Wildwood while I was on vacation with my family. This was my Week 5 “long run” as I am training for the Philadelphia Marathon in November. It was so beautiful, I knew I HAD to snap a photo!
I’ve professed my love for the one-bowl dinner before, but I will say it again: There is absolutely nothing better than throwing all your favorite veggies into one bowl, mixing them together—probably with some quinoa or brown rice—and calling it dinner. Am I right?
So for this week’s recipes, we’ve chosen five one-bowl dinners that are filled to the brim with fresh fall veggies like kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach, pumpkin, and more. I’ve got my sights set on the Pumpkin, Pistachio and Kale Fried Rice bowl—how about you?
Searching for a slice of gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real deal? Look no further. Our gluten-free panel of taste-testers tried pies from across the region. Here, the three that had everyone begging for seconds.
Remember the year 2004? Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still together, Britney Spears had yet to go insane and Destiny’s Child was still making music. Oh, how things change. In celebration of #FlashbackFriday, we’ve found all of our favorite hits from those golden years—from Britney, to No Doubt to Kevin Lyttle (remember him?!), these beats are sure to get you moving, and reminiscing. Happy sweating, people!