• The type of shower you should be taking might seem obvious: A hot, relaxing one, duh. Because who wants to stand under a stream of ice-cold water? But turns out, hot and cold showers offer different benefits. For one, hot showers up your oxytocin levels and ease anxiety, while cold showers relieve fatigue. So you might want to experiment with turning the dial every now and then depending on your mood. [POPSUGAR Fitness] Read more »
• If you’re trying to shed pounds, you might think eating a nice big breakfast and then skipping lunch is the answer, but think again: A new study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that mice who ate just one big meal a day, compared to those who grazed, had more belly fat and increased inflammation. The study was designed with humans in mind and researchers say the findings could easily correspond to the way our bodies work. [POPSUGAR Fitness]
It’s another jam-packed weekend of fitness here in Philly, with options for cyclists, runners, yogis, dancers and more. Below, our picks for what to do. Read more »
WEEKEND GUIDE: New One-Mile Race in Media, Champagne and Juice at Sip-N-Glo, Vinyasa at Boathouse Row, and More
Fun fitness-filled weekend, here you come: This weekend is loaded with events, many of them for charity, and a few are BYOM (bring your own mom, if you were wondering). Check ‘em out below. Read more »
• It’s no secret that protein serves as a building block for all sorts of things — from healthy skin to toned muscles — but what’s a bit less clear is just how much protein you’re supposed to be eating, and how you should be getting it. Here to clear things up, five nutritionist-approved tricks for perfecting your protein intake. [Well + Good]
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Yoga and Beer With CoreFitness, Broad Street — And More Fit and Fun Things to Do in Philly This Weekend
We’ve got lots of fun stuff on the fitness roster this week, from cheering on Broad Street runners (if you aren’t running yourself) to outdoor yoga followed by beer with CoreFitness to a seriously tough H.I.I.T. run to the Art Museum, and more. Take your pick, people!
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Guys, spring has sprung and it is freakin’ gorgeous outside. There is green all around! Trees are in bloom! The sun is shining! If you don’t believe me, these Instagram photos from all around Philly are here to back me up. Check ‘em out, lace up your sneakers, and go soak up the lovely scenery for yourself. Read more »
Jared Leto, who cut his acting teeth at Philly’s University of the Arts, is packing on pounds and muscle for his role as the Joker in director David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad. He offered a sneak peek at his new buff bod in an Instagram photo on Tuesday.
Looks more like Superman, huh? Over the weekend, Ayer posted the first official photo of Leto, 43, in full Joker gear, which, somehow, doesn’t find the actor looking quite so ripped. He is, however, decked out in tattoos, metal chompers and the Joker’s iconic green locks: