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How Positive Affirmations and Consistent Exercise Helped Me Lose 86 Pounds

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email mfischer@phillymag.com. Who: Jade D. Thomas (@lifecoach_jade24), 32, graphic designer and […]

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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, […]