The Checkup: The Sneaky Way Your Body Is Telling You to Change Your Workout Routine

• Sore muscles seem to be the signifier that you crushed your gym sesh, riiiight? Well, it turns out that feeling that kicks in 24 to 48 hours after your workout, called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, could actually be your body’s way of telling you to change your workout routine. While DOMS can be a good sign after you’ve, say, tried out SoulCycle for the first time, it can be a bad sign if you seem to be sore after every single workout. If you seem to have chronic DOMS, your body may be telling you you need more rest days or that you need to reconfigure your workout routine entirely. [SELF]

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How Rodin Square Strikes a Balance Between City and Suburb

The Rodin Square development. | Photo: Courtesy International Financial Corporation.

The Rodin Square development. | Photo: Courtesy International Financial Company.

In her recent column on the now-open Rodin Square development, Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron gave the project a B-plus for its organization and an F for its appearance, lamenting both the suburban scale of its anchor tenant and the bland metal monotony of its residential tower.

That apartment building, whose name — Dalian on the Park — will now be what just about everyone around here will call the entire complex, could indeed have had a lot more panache and dignity. But what’s inside counts a lot, too, and as a way of squaring two circles, Rodin Square has raised the bar to a level I hope other local developers will emulate. Read more »

Rooftop Yoga, Tacos and Beer on Friday

Rooftop yoga at Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting

Rooftop yoga at Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting

If you’re sticking around this weekend (me too!), here’s something to add to your calendar: This Friday, Whole Foods Market Plymouth Meeting is hosting a Summertime Sayonara yoga class-cum-happy hour on its roof deck.

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Whole Foods Has a Deal on Groupon Right Now

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Not sure if any of you saw this, but I got some weird invite-only email from Groupon yesterday saying they were running some secret deal with Whole Foods that was only available to invitees. One day later, that deal is now open to the masses, so if you’re a regular Whole Foods shopper—and, for some reason, not on Groupon’s super secret deal list—you can get the deal now, too.

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New Same-Day Grocery-Delivery Service Now Available in Philly

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This is Instacart.

As I have noted on this blog time and time again, I am not the biggest fan of grocery-shopping trips. So when I caught a post on Foobooz yesterday about a new online, same-day grocery-delivery service called Instacart that just launched in Philly, I’m fairly certain my coworkers could hear an audible squee coming from my office.

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Free Dinner at Whole Foods Devon Tonight for Anyone Without Power

With more than 280,000 people in our region still without power after Wednesday’s storm, Whole Foods Market in Devon is going full-on Good Samaritan. Tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the store will host a free spaghetti dinner for anyone who’s still without power. They’ll also let you charge up your cell phones.

See the Facebook announcement below, and be sure to spread the word:

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