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Philly Ranks as One of the Worst Cities for the Flu This Year in a New Report

Does it suddenly seem like you and everyone you know is sick? Well, it’s not just you: The flu this year has been a doozy […]

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Health Organizations Around Philadelphia Where You Can Volunteer

Want to give back to the community? Help others on their way to a healthy life? Here’s a few places and ways around Philadelphia where you […]

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I Prep 30 Healthy Meals on Sundays: A Week in the Life of a Fitness Blogger

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money it takes to live a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each […]

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13 Wellness and Motivational Books to Add to Your 2018 Reading List ASAP

It seems that every year our goal is “read more,” but there’s two challenges with that: 1) read when? and 2) read what? While we […]

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PSA: Don’t Have an Actual Heart Attack While Watching the Super Bowl

Football is a pretty dangerous sport. For players, concussions are common and torn ligaments pretty typical. But did you know football can be dangerous even […]

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5 Things I Started Doing Differently Once I Became a Health Editor

I’ve always been interested in healthy eating and exercise. I have not always been a health editor, however. When people ask how I got into […]

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They Told Me I May Never Walk Again. Now I Compete in Ironman Races.

Warning: A graphic image of a wound appears in the article below.  Ali Cook Jackson was mounting her horse. It was a move she’d done […]

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Scientists Just Found Another Reason You Can Blame Winter for Making You Fat

As far as excuses go for reason’s we, um, fill out a little during the winter, we’ve used them all: it’s too cold to exercise, the days are too […]

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How I Lost 58 Pounds After Having Two Kids

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one Philadelphian’s transformation story. Want to share yours? Email me at ccunningham@phillymag.com. Who: Tiffany Hopkins, 36, […]

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I Spent a Week Tracking Everything I Ate, Every Time I Worked Out, And What I Spent on Both

Welcome to Sweat Diaries, Be Well Philly’s look at the time, energy, and money it takes to live a healthy lifestyle in Philly. For each […]

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I Finally Learned to Cook — And It Helped Me Lose 46 Pounds

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one Philadelphian’s transformation story. Want to share yours? Email me at ccunningham@phillymag.com. Who: Mara Jefferies, 24, a nurse […]

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You Can Get Your Gut Health Analyzed At Fishtown’s New Holistic Medical Practice

Need proof that gut health is hot right now? Walk into pretty much any grocery store, and we’d be willing to bet you’ll find not […]

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10 Commandments for a Healthy Holiday Season

1. Commit to moving every day. Since college, Jen Crompton, owner of Ardmore’s Fuel Cycle Fitness, has dubbed December her “month to move”: “Every day, […]

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Amber Rose Stars in PSA to Fight Tampon Tax, Gains Back Some of Our Affection

Sometimes, South Philly native Amber Rose does stuff that make us want to stop claiming her. For instance, saying that people where she’s from (we […]

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Study: This Is Exactly How Often You Should Be Moving If You Sit All Day

For years, we’ve been berated for sitting. It’s ingrained in our temporal lobes that sitting at home, at our jobs, and even on the plane is, […]