The Checkup: The Genius Way to Slash Calories Next Time You Make Guacamole

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• This is pure genius, people. The way to cut calories in your guacamole? For every cup of avocado you use, use a cup of peas that are blended smooth. You won’t be able to taste the difference, and you can feel way better about not sticking to one serving. Because who ever sticks to one serving of guac? No one. The answer is no one. [POPSUGAR Fitness]

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Exercise Could Be a Legitimate Form of Therapy, New Study Shows

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We all know people who use exercise to clear their minds and, in some cases, to maintain their sanity. And new research shows that doing so could do the brain even more good than you might expect: A small study published in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy found that running can help to reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, Runner’s World reports.

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The Checkup: How to Actually Stick to Your Workout Routine

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How to actually make it to the gym four times this week like you said you would? Change the way you think about it. Think of your workouts the same way yogis think about their sweat sessions: as a “practice” — one that makes you better, not just afterward when you can squeeze into your skinny jeans, but during as well, says this personal trainer. Interesting, right? [Greatist]

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10 Coolest Fitness Events in Philly This Month: July 2015

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Run the Vineyards | Photo via Facebook

Getting yourself off the couch let alone outside — far, far away from an air conditioner — to work out when temperatures outside are pushing 100 degrees can be tough. So to help you out, here, our top 10 picks for this month’s worth-getting-off-your-couch-for fitness events. Take your pick and mark your calendars, friends! Read more »

Meet Bucky, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Bucky | Photo by Peggy J.

Bucky | Photo by Peggy J.

This week’s adoptable running dog Bucky is currently at ACCT waiting for rescue, foster, or adoption. The Monster Milers are hoping to spring him from the shelter and get him into their Adopt a Running Buddy Foster Program, but they’re running low on foster homes at the moment. If you’d like to let this sweet (house-trained) guy crash on your couch for a little while, you can fill out a foster application here. But first, learn more about him below.

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The Checkup: How to Order Sushi Like a Nutrition Pro

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• In my book, Friday evenings are for sushi delivery and binge-watching Law & Order: SVU. (Hey, a girl needs a minute to regroup after a long week, don’t judge.) But this week, I know what I won’t be ordering in my sushi (bye, salmon) and what I will be ordering (hi, arctic char nigiri). Here, tips from health experts to help you order sushi like a nutrition pro, too. [TIME]

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The Brilliant Alternative to Center City Sips: Center City Sprints

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If Center City Sips isn’t your idea of a Wednesday well spent (because the crowds and the inevitable hangover), we’ve got the perfect weekly alternative for you: Manayunk’s GoalsFit is offering a new five-week fitness class, held every Wednesday night in July at Washington Square Park. The name of the class? Center City Sprints. Read on for the details. Read more »

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