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5 Things You Do That Make Your Vegetables Ridiculously Unhealthy

First off, kudos to you for eating vegetables. As children, many of us did not appreciate the pile of green or orange stuff our plates. […]

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6 Realistic Things to Expect When You’re Trying to Lose Weight

Warning: You are not going to find a six-step plan for losing weight and getting in shape in this post. There are plenty of other articles […]

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7 Tips to Transform Your Practice: Philly Yoga Pros Give Us Their Best Advice

When I witness a yoga instructor go effortlessly from dolphin pose into a handstand and hold it for minutes without trembling, cursing or crying, I always want to […]

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Expert Advice: How to Prevent Yoga Injuries with Strength Training

It’s better to bend than to break—so the proverb goes. But what if the bending causes the breakage? Earlier this month the New York Times […]

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Dad Files: Dear Fellow Parents, Please Stop Complaining About Being Parents

People who’ve read this column on even a semi-regular basis probably heard me rail, now and again, about the stupid things parents say. I’ve yet […]

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The Checkup: 25 Reasons You Can’t Seem to Lose Weight

• If those last five (or 25) pounds just won’t come off, chances are you’re sabotaging your weight loss efforts without even knowing it. But […]

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Smart Kitchen Tip: How to Hard-Boil Eggs in the Oven

Last week, someone I follow on Instagram raved about a new foolproof technique she’d discovered for hard-boiling eggs. Instead of boiling them in water on […]

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The Checkup: 10 Rules for Smart Snacking

• The 3 p.m. hunger slump is the absolute worst, am I right? Tackle it head on with this: the 10 Commandments of Snacking. [POPSUGAR […]

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How Protein Benefits Your Workout

Got protein? If you workout and want to build muscle, you should get familiar with protein, one of the most essential nutrients for the human […]

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How Sleep (and Lack Thereof) Affects Your Workout

Everyone wants to get more done in a day, and with our hectic lives, sleep is usually the first activity to be sacrificed. The Better […]

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The Checkup: What Correct Portions Really Look Like for Your Favorite Foods

• Gaaaaah! The giant-size smoothie I’ve been so dutifully chugging every day for the past two weeks is apparently waaaaay bigger than it should be. […]

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Tell Us: Where Do You Get a Good Bowl of Soup in Philly?

If there’s one thing this dreary weather is giving me a hankering for, it’s soup—warm, soothing, delicious soup. Sure, I’ve been known to whip up […]

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11 Ingenious Kitchen Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier

You can thank my sister-in-law, Kristy, for this post. Yesterday on Facebook, she posted a photo of a freezer jam-packed with 79 complete, homemade, nutritious, […]

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When to Take a Rest Day from Exercise and Training

Whether you’re just starting a training program or have been a fitness fanatic for years, you’ve probably experienced an “exercise high,” the feeling of exhilaration […]