The Checkup: How to Put an End to Your Procrastination Habit — Finally!

• If you are currently reading this in order to put off the gruesome task of checking your work email after the weekend, we’ll allow it — but only because it will make you less likely to procrastinate and put things off later on. Here, nine ways kick your procrastinating ways to the curb and have the most productive week ever. [Fast Company] Read more »

Your Weekend Workout Playlist: 20 Songs to Drown Out the Super Bowl Chatter 

This weekend is all football talk, and if you, like me, do not care at all, this week’s workout playlist is designed specifically to help you drown it all out. Put some headphones in, get your sweat on, and avoid everything Super Bowl this weekend. I mean, besides the Puppy Bowl and the party guac. Because, well, duh. Read more »

Update: The Latest Community Effort to Make the Schuylkill River Trail Safer

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk | Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Back in December, after stories of cyclists and runners being harassed by teenagers on the Schuylkill River Trail began to circulate, Jon Lyons, founder of Run215 and a stakeholder on the Schuylkill River Trail Steering Committee, wrote a piece for us breaking down how, exactly, the committee, with the help of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and the city, was working to make the SRT safer.

The efforts he talked about then included increased patrol, repairs to lighting along the trail, and the improvement of mile markers and trail signage, among other pushes to make sure people feel safe using the trail. Now, after three new incidents of people being harassed on the trail were reported this week, the steering committee, along with Johnson, has added another effort, this one community-based, to the mix in order to make the trail safer for all users: Meet the Schuylkill River Trail Community Watch, a volunteer program consisting of trained members of the community who will be tasked with patrolling the trail and promoting a positive, safe environment for all users. Read more »

The BeWOW Breakdown: “Do Humans Need Shoulders? Because Ours Might Fall Off”

Rebecca, getting her tricep kick-back on like a boss.

Rebecca, getting her tricep kick-back on like a boss.

This Week’s Workout: Shred Your Arms in 7 Moves

The Breakdown
Total time commitment: 30 to 35 minutes
Difficulty (out of five): 3.5
Soreness factor: Do humans need shoulders? Because ours might fall off.
Overall grade (out of 5): 4.5 This was a really great workout. It was hard to stick to one set of weights, though, so we changed things up. Read more »

P.S. & Co. Launches Vegan, Gluten-Free BYOB Pizza Fridays Tonight 

P.S. & Co.'s mushroom french bread pizza | Photo via Instagram

P.S. & Co.’s mushroom French bread pizza | Photo via Instagram

What’s better on a gloomy Friday evening than a piping hot slice of pizza? Nothing. The answer is nothing. And the folks at P.S. & Co., are making that very easy to find for the vegan, gluten-free folks of the world: Starting tonight, the all-organic, vegan, gluten-free Rittenhouse eatery will be hosting BYOB Pizza Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., offering a slew of pizzas along with cold-pressed juice mixers. Read more »

Registration for Sly Fox Brewery’s 5K Opens Today

Sly Fox Brewing Company Fox Trot 5K

Sly Fox Brewing Company Fox Trot 5K

Registration for the third annual Sly Fox Brewing Company Fox Trot 5K, coming our way Saturday, May 21st, opened at 10 a.m. this morning. And if you’re into the idea of playing life-size beer pong while chowing down on food truck grub and drinking craft beer — oh, and running, of course — you’ll probably want to snag your spot soon; the race expects a speedy sell-out. Read more »

The Checkup: Why You Should Definitely Poop at Work — For Your Health

• You know that scene in Sex and the City, when Carrie reveals that she finally (finally!) went number two at Big’s house? Well, here’s why you should always just do it instead of holding it in — whether you’re at your boyfriend’s house or at work or wherever else it’s awkward. Turns out, habitually waiting it out can really screw with your insides. [Greatist] Read more »

Ploome’s Virtual Challenge: Work Out for $1 a Day — Without Ever Leaving Your House

If you’ve come to Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our annual day of wellness for women in June, you’ve no doubt had your butt completely kicked by the trainers of Northern Liberties’s Ploome Fitness & Lifestyle Boutique. Last year, they taught a Cardio Burlesque class that was quite the (SUPER sweaty) hit. Anyway, the folks at Ploome recently launched a virtual platform full of fitness videos, and they’re giving Be Well Philly readers a chance to try them by getting their sweat on for just a $1 a day in their Sweaty Superhero Challenge. Bonus: You never have to leave your house to get in on it. Really. Read more »

Aha! Snap Kitchen Is the Healthy Eater’s Wawa 

Juices at Snap Kitchen's Old City location | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Juices at Snap Kitchen’s Old City location | Photo by Adjua Fisher

As we’ve told you guys, Snap Kitchen is coming to Philly in a BIG way: The Austin, Texas-based company is opening its first East Coast outposts, at 243 Market Street and 1901 Callowhill Street, this weekend, and they have plans to open five more locations in the Philly area before the year ends.

In case you hadn’t noticed, we are over the moon about more quick and easy healthy food choices coming to Philly. But, to be honest, I didn’t totally know what to expect from the market until last night, when I got to to hang out at their soon-to-open Old City shop and soak it all in. My takeaway: Snap Kitchen is basically the healthy person’s Wawa. And don’t get it twisted: I mean that as a compliment. Read more »

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