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Four Seriously Tough Philly Workouts That Will Push Your Limits

If you love barre: HIIT barre at Y2B Fit A regular barre workout brings your muscles to fatigue through tiny movements — a.k.a. “pulses” — […]

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Women Want to Look Thin and Muscled, According to New Study

The fitness world has been saying it for a long time: Strong is the new sexy. And now, it would seem, a majority of women […]

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The Checkup: The Daily Exercise You Should Be Doing (But Aren’t)

• We hear you: You’ve already penciled all your workouts for the week into your calendar. (And we applaud you.) Still, there’s one type of exercise […]

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Walk It Off: 12 Nature-Filled Spots to Go for a Long Walk Around Philly

Is there anything better than a nice long walk in nature? The answer is no — and recent research reported on by the New York […]

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Beware: Some Employers Are Now Combining Job Interviews With Exercise

When I work out, my face turns the hue of overripe watermelon meat. Like, so alarmingly pink that when I run into someone I know […]

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The Checkup: Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out

• If you’ve ever wondered about what exactly is going on in your body when you take a week or month (hey, it happens) from […]

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The Science-Backed Trick to Push Through a Killer Workout When You Really Want to Give Up

We all have those moments when we want to give up in a workout class. It’s hot. Your face feels like it may or may […]

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The Checkup: How to Blast Calories While Walking (Yes, Walking)

• Not every good workout has to leave you quite as red and sweaty as a Flywheel class. Proof: These four walking workouts, all of which help […]

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The Checkup: Starbucks Hacks to Healthify Your Pumpkin Spice Latte Order 

• We agree: It’s WAY too early to be talking about pumpkin spice lattes. But that doesn’t change the fact that Starbucks has declared it is, […]

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The Checkup: The One Abs-Toning Move to Do Before Every Workout

• We love a good double-duty move around these parts: Working in standing toe touches before you get your sweat on serves as both a […]

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The Checkup: The Most Efficient Exercise to Strengthen Your Entire Core

• A recent study put folks to work, having them perform a slew of of abs-strengthening exercises while hooked up to electrodes to determine which […]

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The Checkup: The Cooking Technique That Instantly Upgrades Eggs

• Steamed eggs: Ever made ‘em? Neither have I. But if you regularly add a hardboiled egg to whatever you’re eating for a punch of […]

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Sit at a Desk All Day? Here’s How Much Exercise You Need, Study Suggests

As I type this, I am about to spend eight hours, more or less, in my desk chair. Previous studies have suggested that, given my […]

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The Checkup: The Case for Running Without Music — Really!

• I rely on music to get me through a run as much as the next person. On the 10th mile of a half marathon, […]

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One Big Lesson We Should All Learn From Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is to the month of July 2016 what Paris Hilton was to the year 2006: You can’t venture onto the internet without being […]