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Be Well Philly

Heard of Health At Every Size? Here’s What the Body-Positive Concept Really Means

Jenny Weinar is a Philly-based body positive psychotherapist and certified yoga teacher who’s passionate about helping clients struggling with disordered eating, chronic dieting, over-exercising and […]

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City Life

Who Am I to Decide How Long My Ninetysomething Mother Lives?

Sitting in my car one night a few months ago as I waited for a to-go dinner to be cooked at McMenamin’s in Mount Airy, […]

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Be Well Philly

This Health and Wellness Editor Was an Uncoordinated Mess Before She Took the Philly Mag Job

I do not remember learning how to eat. Nutrition was like language — it came naturally. Or rather, it was one of those things I […]

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Be Well Philly

Need Book Recs? Here’s What 11 Philly Health and Fitness Pros Are Currently Reading

While there are so many forms of mental self-care, sitting down with a book is one of the most powerful ways to keep your mind […]

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Be Well Philly

Do You Need to Sleep Less to Be Successful?

With how much Stephen Klasko has going on, it’s not surprising that the Jefferson Health CEO is well-known for sleeping just four to five hours […]

City Life

After Mumps Outbreak, Temple to Require New Students to Get Vaccinated

Temple University will begin requiring new students to be vaccinated against mumps after a recent outbreak of the viral disease. Mark Denys, Temple’s director of student health […]

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Be Well Philly

14 Healthy Lifestyle Changes Philly Fitness Pros Want to Make in 2019

New Year’s resolutions are fine. Maybe they work for some people. But the thing is, deciding you’re going to make some kind of huge change […]

Be Well Philly

You Can Take Free Yoga Classes at the New Discovery Center in East Fairmount Park

Yes, the warm weather may be gone — and with it, a lot of free outdoor yoga — but you can still do yoga surrounded […]

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Be Well Philly

Take a Look Inside Be Well Philly’s 2019 Health and Fitness Guide

Okay, we’re going to try to get through this without actually EXPLODING with excitement. Ready? Here we go. We’re thrilled to unveil our 2019 Health […]

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Be Well Philly

How Doing Less Cardio and Eating More Helped Totally Transform My Body

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email [email protected] Who: Maria Pro (@musclebymaria), 27, an online […]

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Be Well Philly

Voting Is Now Open for the Health Hero Challenge Semifinals

It’s here! It’s finally here! After receiving hundreds of nominations for our next Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge, sponsored by Independence Blue Cross, our […]

Be Well Philly

Meet a Health Hero Semifinalist: Susan Shifrin

» You can vote for Susan Shifrin here from September 4th through October 2nd.  Name: Susan Shifrin Role: Founder of Artz Philadelphia, an organization that provides opportunities for self-expression and […]

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Be Well Philly

Meet a Health Hero Semifinalist: Marian Uhlman

» You can vote for Marian Uhlman here from September 4th through October 2nd.  Name: Marian Uhlman Role: Co-founder and executive director of Healthy NewsWorks, an organization that empowers elementary […]

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Meet a Health Hero Semifinalist: Dr. Radhi Kakarla

» You can vote for Dr. Radhi Kakarla here from September 4th through October 2nd.  Name: Dr. Radhi Kakarla Role: CEO, medical director, and founder of HATCH Motherhood, […]

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Be Well Philly

Meet a Health Hero Semifinalist: Todd Irwin

» You can vote for Todd Irwin here from September 4th through October 2nd.  Name: Todd Irwin Role: President of the Board of Directors and volunteer pilot, Angel Flight East, an […]