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City Fitness Launching Citywide Fitness Challenge to Get Philly Moving

Let’s be real: In Philadelphia, we’re probably better known for our love of cheesesteaks and amazing pretzels than our dedication to physical fitness. But City Fitness, which has […]

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Kenney Appoints NYC Soda Fighter to Lead Health Department

The man who led Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s war on sugar, salt and fat in New York City is coming to Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney named him to […]

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A Map of Obesity in Philadelphia

Philadelphia has the second-highest rate of obesity among the 10 counties containing the nation’s largest cities, according to a 2009 report by the U.S. Centers […]

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Want to Live Longer? Move to Lancaster.

They say this city can kill you. Well now we have proof. The Social Science Research Council’s Measure of America project has released a report […]

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Measles Scare at Please Touch Museum

UPDATE: According to multiple reports, the Health Department has indicated that the person did not, in fact, test positive for measles. ORIGINAL: If you were […]

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Philly Bike Share Will Feature Pedal-Powered Lights

When Philly Bike Share goes online this spring, the bicycles will offer a unique feature: Pedal-powered lights. The idea? Safety.

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Philly Flu Cases Already on the Rise

NewsWorks reports that flu season is under way and looking to be a doozy:

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Mayor Nutter Tries to Calm Philly’s Nerves About Ebola

If you’re reading this article right now on Phillymag.com, you are probably not at risk for catching Ebola. You are likely in the area, and […]

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Why America Is Obese: We’re Not Exercising Enough, Study Says

A new study by Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that America’s obesity epidemic might be more influenced by a lack of exercise than excess calorie consumption, […]

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6 Science-Backed Reasons to Embrace Your Sweaty Self

I’m sure you don’t need me to remind you, but we are in the middle of a serious heat wave. With temps in the city crawling […]

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Wanna Get a Discount to Be Well Philly Boot Camp?

If you’re a fitness and health buff in Philly, then you probably already know about Be Well Philly Boot Camp, our sister site’s major health […]

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How to Feel Better in Your Clothes: Be Well Philly Boot Camp

Having a fantastic wardrobe is one thing, but it’s all for naught if you don’t actually feel great in your clothes. Enter: Our third annual Be […]

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Why Is Everyone in Philadelphia So Stressed?

I have a knot. It lives between my shoulder blades, a little to the right of center. I feel it when I sit at my […]

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WEEKEND ROUNDUP: LGBT Health Fair, HEROES 2014, Philly’s First Queer
Latin Party, and More

Get physical at this year’s LGBT Health Fair PrideFit. The free health summit promises to keep you in shape with TEDx-esque presentations, food and drink samples, […]

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NYT: South Philly Clinic Offers Help Immigrants Can’t Get Elsewhere

The New York Times today focuses on how illegal immigrants are left behind by Obamacare—they can’t get subsidies for insurance, and are not subject to […]