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After a Heart Attack, This Bucks County Woman Hugged Her Way Across America

Would you hug a random stranger? Probably not if you could help it, right? Well, one day in 2014, local writer and speaker Edie Weinstein […]

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How I Went From Never Working Out to Exercising 378 Times Last Year

Changing your body takes hard work, persistence, and dedication. Here’s one local’s story. Want to share your Transformation Story? Email ccunningham@phillymag.com. Who: Dija Atta (@goalgetterdija), 39, a pharmaceutical […]

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Philly’s 10 Most Inspiring Health and Fitness Moments of 2015

We can’t help it: We’re suckers for a good story — especially when said story makes us sniffle, cry and go “Awwwww.” This year, we had […]


Are High Heels Over? How to Wear Sneakers Everywhere

I stumbled across the above photo on Pinterest a few days ago and can’t stop looking at it. It’s mostly pinned by people for the woman on […]

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Inspiration: How Jennifer Chapman Overcame Challenges and Lost 95 Pounds

» Have an inspiring weight-loss story? Email at eleaman@phillymag.com with details. Name: Jennifer Champman Age: 44 Home: West Deptford Township Starting weight: In October 2001, I […]

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Inspiration: How Reader Ryan Jackson Lost 84 Pounds in a Year

» Have an inspiring weight-loss story? Email us at eleaman@phillymag.com with details. Name: Ryan Jackson Age: 32 Home: Fairmount Starting weight: 280 Current weight: 196 Total […]

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Inspiration: Katey Dyck’s Incredible 102-Pound Weight Loss

Name: Katey Dyck Age: 34 Home: Fort Washington Starting weight: 243 Current weight: 141

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Inspiration: Trevan Borum’s Incredible 85-Pound Weight Loss

Name: Trevan Borum Age: 50 years old Home: Fairmount Starting weight: 280 pounds Current weight: 195 pounds

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Philly Triathlete and Cancer Survivor Stephen Brown Releases New E-book

A few years back, I had the pleasure of meeting Upper Darby triathlete Stephen Brown. He was a finalist in our very first Health Hero […]

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Why This Philly Marathoner Only Ran the Half Marathon—And Is Proud of It

Mile 12—that’s when I felt it. The familiar pinch in my right hip that is eventually followed by the stinging pain of joint inflammation from […]

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10 Inspirational Healthy-Eating Quotes That Won’t Make You Cringe

Finding a healthy-eating quote that doesn’t inspire a cringe (á la “Keep calm and control your portions”) or cause you to cower underneath your kitchen […]

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Get Inspired by Rebecca Levenberg: “There’s Nothing I Can’t Do”

Old City resident Rebecca Levenberg lost her leg in a bike accident. But since learning to rollerblade, rock climb and, yes, bicycle in a prosthesis, […]

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#BWPSelfie of the Week: “I’ll Try Almost Anything Once”

Welcome to our new weekly feature, the #BWPSelfie of the Week! Read about why we’re celebrating selfies—and the sweaty Philadelphians who take them—below.  Name: Julie Hancher Day job: Co-founder/editor of Green Philly […]

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The Checkup: 26.2 Ways to Get Inspired to Run Today

• Twenty-six (well, 26.2) things one runner has learned from running. [The Runner’s Blog]