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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, […]

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Is Everyone Scheduling Secret Sex Dates But Me?

Okay, before we get started here, let’s get this embarrassing nugget of information, crucial to my talking about this subject, out of the way: The […]

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CHOP Docs Will Start Prescribing What This Summer?

Technology is great for a lot of things: YouTube tutorials showing you how to craft Kim Kardashian-esque cheekbones, GrubHub, and comparison shopping for fantasy vacations […]

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Over 2 Million Pounds of Chicken Products Recalled 

If dairy does not work wonders for your body, you’re going to want to take note: Tyson Foods Inc. has recalled nearly 2.5 million pounds of […]

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2017 Guide to Sunscreens: The Best Sunscreens (and What Belongs in the Garbage)

The Environmental Working Group just released their much-anticipated annual Guide to Sunscreens— and, based on their report, you have plenty of reasons to be wary […]