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10 Healthy Things to Do Around Philly When It’s Too Darn Hot Outside

Look, you don’t have to tell us twice that it’s ridiculously hot out there. And while even the idea of going for a run in […]

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Help This Philly Nonprofit Provide Service Dogs for Disabled Veterans

When Nick Liermann joined ROTC halfway through his freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh, he thought the military training program would simply be an […]

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Best of Philly 2018: Health, Fitness, Self-Care, and More

Best of Philly 2018, our annual listing of the region’s outstanding food, people, shops, services, and more, is now online as well as on newsstands. Here are […]

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4 Philly Hotels With Amazing Gyms, Spas, and Wellness Amenities

Though it’s becoming trendier for hotels to advertise their wellness services, there are many hotels where the on-site gyms are major disappointments. We here at Be Well […]

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The Checkup: What You Need to Know About The Latest Trend in Dieting

• In the constantly growing realm of trendy diets: The Sirtfood Diet. It’s a fairly controversial low-calorie diet created by two nutrition pros out of the U.K. that promises […]

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The Checkup: WTF Is Brain Fog? (And Why Do You Have It?)

• If you tend to lose focus, crave sweets or forget things when 2 p.m. hits at the office, you might be experiencing brain fog. […]

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The Checkup: How to Trick Yourself Into Falling Asleep Faster at Night

• If you rely on Ambien to get your eyes to shut at night, here’s another method you may want to try: A new book argues that […]

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Nooooo: Your Taste Buds Are Sabotaging Your Waistline, Study Says

Not sure why you’re packing on pounds? A new study suggests that the answer to your weight gain woes might lie your taste buds. This study, published in the Journal […]

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10 Ways to Eat More Greens (Without Eating More Salads)

It’s easy to nosh on salads all summer long, when you’re too sweaty to think about consuming anything aside from water-filled vegetables. But as the weather […]

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The Checkup: The Major Mistake You’re Making With Lemon Water

• You’ve probably got a pretty potent anti-aging ingredient lying on your kitchen counter: Lemons. According to functional medicine doctor Taz Bhatia, Vitamin C is a key ingredient […]

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The Checkup: The Song Science Says You Should Play When Anxiety Hits

• After a long day at the office, we all need to relax. Some people turn to SoulCycle and others to sauvignon (I’m guilty of the latter), […]

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The Unexpected Factor That Could Be Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly worrying about what you’re going to eat for your next meal, what bills you forgot to pay, if you […]

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The Checkup: The Common Everyday Lunch Habit You Need to Break

• Research shows that less than 20 percent of us step away from our desks for lunch. The bad news? Despite our best intentions (read: […]

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The Workout Playlist to Make Your Next Long Run Feel Less, Well, Long

We’re in the thick of marathon training season, and if there’s one thing that can get you through those tough “WHY am I doing this? […]

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Free Workout Alert! Fit Academy Hosting Free Outdoor Boot Camp This Weekend

Mustering up the strength to get to the gym on a Saturday is one of the more difficult feats in my life. But when I schedule […]