How to Stay Active and Cool in the Summer Heat

Tips for Staying Cool in the Heat Drink plenty of water Avoid alcoholic and sugary drinks that cause dehydration. When outdoors carry a water bottle with you – preferably a reusable one – and keep it filled up. Stock up your freezer with ice cubes to stay prepared. Cool off outdoors Walk on the shaded

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Ready, Set, GO! Start your walking or running training today

Philly Powered Boxers’ Trail 5K Training Calling all first-time racers. Have you imagined one day going across a finish line? Well, here’s your chance. The Boxers’ Trail 5K Run/Walk is a great local event for every experience level, whether you plan to walk or run. The course takes you through the scenic cliff paths of East

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Swim Philly is Back…and Better than Ever!

2018 Swim Philly Pools and FREE Fitness Classes   Take your pool-side relaxation to the next level by participating in FREE pool-side yoga or Aqua-Zumba classes at any one of the city’s six Swim Philly locations – including the newest addition to the family……Marian Anderson Pool. Swim Philly is a program of Philadelphia Parks and

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My First City Fit Girls Run

My First City Fit Girls Run By: Meg Carter A few weeks ago, I ran with City Fit Girls for the first time. As a new runner preparing for the Broad Street Run, I was excited to find a group of women who were motivated to improve their fitness through running. After learning about City

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Love Your Park Bike Ride

Join the East Fairmount Park Coalition and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for a casual bicycle ride through East Fairmount Park and nearby Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, home to beautiful views, historic mansions, and numerous recreational opportunities! Learn about this park’s history and its future. BYO bike, or borrow one from Indego. There are several

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High Intensity Interval Training – A Walking Workout

High Intensity Interval Training – A Walking Workout    What is it? HIIT: short bursts (20 seconds to 4 minutes) of intense exercise alternating with rest easier periods Why should I try it? Benefits: improved heart and lung fitness, gains in strength, decreases in blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart rate. Athletes use HIIT to

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Preventing Diabetes- Are You at Risk?

Preventing Diabetes – Are you at risk? The number of people with diabetes has skyrocketed in recent years. More than 1 out of 7 Philadelphia residents now has diabetes, and about a third have pre-diabetes. The good news is that diabetes can be prevented with changes in diet and exercise. Those changes can be challenging

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Yoga is for EveryBODY in a Community Space Near You

Yoga is a great way to stay balanced physically, mentally and spiritually. The tripod of health indicates that focusing on strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular / aerobic fitness contributes to that balance. Some types of yoga cover all three! There are many styles of yoga that accommodate every fitness level, from gentle beginners to vigorous advanced.

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Philly Spring Clean-Up, Gardening, Earth Day and More!

Philly is getting a jump start on Earth Day, which will  be observed on April 22nd, by taking steps to clean up its streets and neighborhoods! Join in on the fun and help by volunteering at one of the clean-up projects near you to help beautify our City one block at a time! Take a look

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