Fitness

April Fool’s Half Marathon

Study: Even Short, Slow Runs Could Help You Live Longer

According to the researchers, runners were up to 45 percent less likely to die from heart disease or stroke than those who didn’t run at all, and the effects were found regardless of distance, duration or speed.

07/30/2014

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Top Summer Fun Runs In Philly

If you’d rather dress up like a superhero than try to actually be one, these are the craziest, zaniest, most fun races to hit the Philly area this season.

07/02/2014

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Weightlifters Burn More Calories During Balance Of The Day

It is a fascinating concept but people who lift weights to stay in condition actually burn calories when they’re just sitting around.

06/26/2014

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JeFit App

Personal trainers are expensive, but the JeFit app can give you everything you’re looking for in a personalized workout – minus the person shouting at you.

06/19/2014

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Study: That Workout Probably Wasn’t As Hard As It Felt

Even if you’re huffing and puffing through your morning run, you might not be working out as hard as you think.

06/13/2014

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Philadelphia Makes List Of Most ‘Waist-Friendly’ Spots To Vacation

You might not consider a city that reveres cheesesteaks and soft pretzels a health mecca, but Philadelphia has been voted one of the best “budget and waist-friendly destinations in America.”

06/12/2014

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More Benefits Of More Walking

Daily long-distance walking results in twice as much weight loss as standard cardiac rehabilitation exercises that involve walking short distances at a brisk pace.

06/09/2014

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Parents Of Young Children Are Heavier Than Non-Parents

Researchers found parents of young children were heavier and ate more calories, fatty foods, and sugary drinks than women without children.

06/04/2014

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FitStar Personal Trainer App

FirStar is a bit different than other fitness apps in that it creates customized routines for you – and has NFL star Tony Gonzalez lead you through those exercises.

05/29/2014

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US Kids Not Getting Nearly Enough Physical Activity

In the recently released United States Report Card on Physical Activity For Children & Youth, our kids received a near-failing grade.

05/27/2014

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‘Yoga On The Steps’ To Bring Hundreds To Iconic Rocky Stairs On Sunday

On Sunday, May 18th, many will head to Philadelphia’s iconic Art Museum steps to say ‘om.’

05/14/2014

15th Annual Sickle Cell 5k Walk / Run

Top Upcoming Fun Runs In Philadelphia

If you’d rather dress up like a superhero than try to actually be one, these are the craziest, zaniest, most fun races to hit the Philly area this spring.

05/08/2014

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Fitness Tracker For Kids To Hit Shelves This Summer

There’s a new fitness band on the market, and it’s targeted at the under 10 crowd.

05/05/2014

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Exercise Caution When Starting A New Exercise Program

It takes a thoughtful approach and lots of preparation for a successful workout plan.

05/02/2014

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Guide To The 2014 Broad Street Run

Whether you’ve trained for months to run it or stick to cheering friends and family on from the sidelines, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a must-do for any Philly resident.

04/29/2014

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