Mary Clare Fischer

Health & Wellness Editor

@mc_fischer
health hero challenge semifinalists
Be Well Philly

We’ve Chosen This Year’s Health Hero Challenge Semifinalists

Vote today, and help us choose our three finalists.

lifestyle blogger
Be Well Philly

How a Philly Lifestyle Blogger Stopped Apologizing for Her Body

Once Emily Tharp saw more images of people who looked like her, she became far more comfortable in her own skin.

gritty 5K
Be Well Philly

The Gritty 5K Is Coming

You can run a 5K with Philadelphia’s favorite mascot this fall.

rare disease
Be Well Philly

This Penn Professor Almost Died From a Rare Disease Four Times

But David Fajgenbaum refused to give up.

healthy football food
Be Well Philly

Make Your Football Feast Healthier With These Butcher-Approved Recipes

Rastelli’s knows how to turn your gameday grub into a healthy spread.

chronic pain
Be Well Philly

Chronic Pain Nearly Ruined This Archaeologist’s Life

Now Noel Davis helps others’ improve their pain through careful exercise.

stretch marks
Be Well Philly

It Took a Health Crisis for Me to Embrace My Stretch Marks

How I came to appreciate the lines that cover my hips and thighs.

Be Well Philly

Sign Up for This Stair Marathon and Help a Local Nonprofit Support Cancer Patients

Legacy of Hope’s major fundraiser is coming up on September 20th.

matcha drinks
Be Well Philly

Upgrade Your Matcha Latte With Saxbys’ New Line of Specialty Drinks

The local coffee chain’s suite of matcha drinks gets creative with the popular green tea.

vegan desserts
Be Well Philly

You Need to Try the Vegan Desserts at This New Point Breeze Bakery

Batter and Crumbs’ storefront is packed with yummy treats.

body positive photographer
Be Well Philly

When She Was Growing Up, This Boudoir Photographer Hated Her Body

Now Cheyenne Gil makes a point of celebrating all bodies.

Be Well Philly

This New Manayunk Yoga Studio Wants to Provide a Haven for Those in Recovery

But everyone can enjoy Unity Yoga’s alcohol-free, trauma-informed space.

flywheel closing bryn mawr
Be Well Philly

Flywheel Is Closing Its Bryn Mawr Location

The spin studio will have just one location in the Philly area after August 29th.

giant flagship
Be Well Philly

Giant Breaks Ground on Flagship Grocery Store in Center City

Get ready for an outdoor terrace and a huge selection of plant-based items.

nasmaste soiree
Be Well Philly

This Yoga Studio’s Private Retreats Let You Get Away Without Traveling

The Prancing Peacock’s private “namaste soirees” will make you feel vacation-level refreshed.