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Why Alcohol Makes You Poop (And How to Avoid a Bathroom-Filled Morning After)

A little over a year ago, we asked this question: Why does running make you poop? (Here in Be Well Philly Land, we’re never afraid to […]

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4 Women Are Running From New York to D.C. for Planned Parenthood — Here’s Where to Run With Them in Philly 

Well, consider this your very hefty dose of Monday motivation: Later this month, four women are running from Harlem, New York to Washington, D.C. in […]

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How to Clean Your Ears: Don’t

You know what you can scratch off of your heaping to-do list — forever? Digging deep into your ear with a Q-tip to clean your […]

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Step Aside, Drugstores: These Wharton Grads Are Changing the Vitamin Game

There are a number of adjectives that I might use when talking about the vitamin and supplement aisle at a big-name drugstore: overwhelming, confusing, ACKSOMANYOPTIONSHELP […]

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Health Department: Air Quality Worsened During SEPTA Strike

If it was a little harder to breathe the first week of November, you weren’t just hyperventilating at the possibility of President Trump. According to […]

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The Checkup: It’s Perfectly Fine to Never Wash Your Coffee Mug (Really!)

• In today’s assurances that may seem questionable: It’s totally fine to never wash your office coffee mug (because you know you haven’t, like, ever), […]

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The Checkup: What Every Health-Obsessed Human Should Know Before Their Next Manicure

• If you are constantly obsessing over your health, you may want to take a closer look at what you put onto your digits the […]

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The Checkup: Tiny Tweaks That Set You Up for Big Weight-Loss Success

• Get ready to let out a big sigh of relief: If you’re looking to lose weight, you don’t necessarily need to makeover your entire […]

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The Checkup: Noooo! These Common Bad Shower Habits Are Destroying Your Skin 

• Ack! If you’re anything like me, you’re making a number of these common shower mistakes, like rinsing your conditioner out of your hair after […]

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The Checkup: Working Out Saves You HOW Much Money Each Year?!

• If you’re in need of some workout motivation this Monday morning (aren’t we all?), take note: A new study published in the Journal of […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Order a Fancy Cocktail Tonight — For Your Waistline

• One weekend habit that could help you shed pounds? When you head out for drinks after work with friends (because it’s the freakin’ weekend!), […]

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The Checkup: The Unexpected Everyday Habits That Are Making You Bloated

• Plan on eating a salad for lunch paired with a can of sparkling water sipped through a straw? Well, if that salad has broccoli […]

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The Checkup: If You’re Filling Your Grocery Cart With This, You’re Probably Wasting Your Money

• Alkaline water is ALL over the place, but according to registered dietitian Natalie Rizzo, unless you’re an elite athlete, you’re probably wasting your money […]

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Meet the 2016 Health Hero Challenge Semifinalists!

Drumroll, please! We are very excited to introduce you to the 16 semifinalists for this year’s Health Hero Challenge, our fifth annual search for Philly’s […]

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The Checkup: Trying to Lose Weight? Do These 6 Things Before Lunch 

• Earlier, I saw a headline that read something along the lines of “20 Things to Do to Have a Healthy Night.” I thought to […]