Mark Your Calendars: #RuntoWorkPHL Is On Again!

Runners on Run to Work Day 2015 | Photo by Adjua Fisher

Runners on Run to Work Day 2015 | Photo by Adjua Fisher

We know you guys have been waiting to get the scoop on this year’s #RuntoWorkPHL, otherwise known as Run to Work Day Philly, otherwise known as the AWESOME day when folks from all across the city abandon SEPTA, their cars and even their bikes to strap on their running shoes and run their way into work. And now, my friends, we are ready to share the details with you.

Go ahead, let out your squeals of joy now.

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The Checkup: The Unexpected Everyday Habits That Are Making You Bloated

• Plan on eating a salad for lunch paired with a can of sparkling water sipped through a straw? Well, if that salad has broccoli or Brussels sprouts in it, be prepared for some post-lunch bloat. Turns out we don’t have the enzyme to break those guys down well. And you may want to lose the carbonation and the straw — both of those are bloat culprits, too. Here, everything you need to know about bloating, including the unexpected everyday habits that cause it and how to best deal with it. [Women’s Health]

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Meet Torro, This Week’s Adoptable Running Dog

Torro | Photo by Natalie M.

Torro | Photo by Natalie M.

This week’s adoptable running dog is a serious running lover, so if you’re looking for someone to help you stick to your running routine as the weather cools down, Torro’s your man. Learn more about him below.

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The Checkup: The Inflammation-Fighting Ingredient You Can Add to Anything 

• If you’ve been to Whole Foods lately, you know: Turmeric, a root known for its inflammation-fighting powers, is EVERYWHERE, from the spice aisle to the bottled water aisle. And if these three very different turmeric-filled recipes — they range from baked eggs to puffed pancakes to garlic root mash — are any indication, a dose of the root is a fit addition for just about anything you’re whipping up. [Well + Good]

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Be Well Workout of the Week: The 12-Sprint Challenge 

This workout requires some sprinting. And when I say sprinting, I mean move as fast as you — here’s the key — can safely move. So, if you are just starting out in your sprinting game and your sprint is fast walk, then walk as fast as your legs will go. If you are a seasoned runner, then you know your sprinting pace, so push yourself to a fast sprint during these intervals.

Now, that said, the workout is going to go like this: You’ll start with a circuit of five exercises, then complete three 30-second sprints with one minute of rest in between. Make sure your rest is active, so either jog or walk to keep moving between sprints. You’ll complete the entire circuit, sprints included, four times. Ready, set, go!

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The Checkup: Why You Crave Carbs First Thing in the Morning

Carbs get a bad rap, but despite all the no-carb recipes floating around the internet, we really do need them — especially in the morning. As registered dietitian and eating coach Christy Harrison notes, “… You should have some carbs with your first meal; your body needs and craves them in the morning, since your brain runs on glucose and you’ve been deprived of it all night long.” See? [Refinery29]

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Meet Penelope, This Week’s Adoptable Walking Dog

Penelope

Penelope

This week’s adoptable Penelope has not had it easy: She was found as a stray, seriously underweight and dehydrated. But being the charmer she is, she made her way into foster care and is now thriving. The Monster Milers aren’t sure how she’ll be as a running partner yet, but she LOVES to walk — so if you’re looking for someone to tackle the Wissackon’s All Trails Challenge with, you just might have found your partner in trail-walking crime.

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The Checkup: How to Fill Up on Protein Without Ever Grilling a Piece of Chicken Again 

• We KNOW you’ve seen the #mealprep photos of tupperware container after tupperware container neatly packed with pieces of grilled chicken breast nestled next to steamed vegetables. And if that looks absolutely terrible to you (we’re with you), the good news is — neeeewsflash — grilled chicken is not the only source of protein out there. Here, 25 chicken-less recipes that each boast at least 20 grams of protein per serving. Enjoy! [Greatist]

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