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Main Line Health Will No Longer Hire Smokers, Starting in May

Almost exactly one year after the University of Pennsylvania Health System announced a move to weed out tobacco users from its payroll, Main Line Health just released details […]

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The Checkup: Could Regular Yoga Practice Replace Your Coffee Habit?

• Put down the coffee mug and pick up the yoga mat: A study shows yoga decreases fatigue by nearly 60 percent! [Prevention]

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The Checkup: The 10-Minute Arm-Toning Workout You Have to Try

• The biggest reason women avoid the weights area at the gym? They don’t have a clue what to do with there. This easy-to-follow, 10-minute […]

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CVS Stores Will Stop Selling Tobacco Products by October

The powers-that-be at CVS Caremark announced this morning that they will stop selling all tobacco products at the company’s more than 7,600 stores by October […]

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POLL: Should McDonald’s Go Vegan?

Calling all vegans: Do you really want to be able to eat a McDonald’s Big Mac? Best-selling vegan author Kathy Freston has created a petition on […]

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Temple Has an Itch Center, Apparently

In case you missed this tickle of a tidbit in the Inquirer recently, there’s a newly minted Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine, […]

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VIDEO: Someone Is Trying to Make Sexercise Happen

In this week’s bizarre fitness trends: Jason Rosell, a New York-based personal trainer, is trying to make Sexercise a thing. Yep, Sexercise. But this workout […]

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The Checkup: The Easy Arm-Workout Tweak That Sculpts Your Abs, Too

• Because working two muscles at once is obviously better than doing ’em one at a time, try this: a one-arm shoulder press—with one teeny, […]

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Forecasts Say This, Right Now, Is the Peak of Flu Season in Philly

Yikes, Philadelphia! You might want to consider donning a face-mask before hopping on SEPTA: The folks over at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health […]

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The Checkup: Why Asking for Lemon in Your Water Is a BIG Mistake

• This is why you should never EVER ask for lemon with your water again. Warning: This will probably make you throw up in your […]

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Local Group Pushes for Meatless Mondays in Philly Public Schools

Remember last fall when the Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution in support of Meatless Mondays in Philly? The group that helped usher the measure […]

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Unite Fitness Teams Up With Pure Fare and Agno Grill for Healthy Meal Service

After a long day at work, going home to put together a healthy meal can feel like, well, more work. If your busy schedule has […]

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Get Up!: Your Brain Changes When You’re Inactive, Study Says

If you thought losing your six-pack was the worst thing that could come from sitting on the couch all day, think again: Turns out, all […]

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The Checkup: Yup—Even Your Lube Has Gone Gluten-Free (Or Paleo. Or Vegan.)

• Get this: Even lube—yes, personal lubricant, i.e. for sex—has gone gluten-free. And vegan. And organic. There’s truly a lube for every diet. [Prevention]

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New Family-Focused Fitness Reality Show Casting in Philly

Local TV production company Nancy Glass Productions is on the hunt for Philly-area families looking to shed weight and get healthy for a new reality […]