Discovering Germantown Avenue: Historic Walking Tour

by Misha Rodriguez of APM Need a new idea for how to stay active while practicing social distancing? In September, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, APM, launched the Discover Germantown Avenue self-guided walking tour in the Eastern North Philadelphia neighborhood. A 1.6 mile round-trip route with 10 historic posters, the Discover Germantown Avenue self-guided tour will

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We Walk PHL is Back – With Some New Norms

Taking a walk in one of Philly’s many parks is a fantastic way to step into fall, meet your neighbors, and improve your health. We Walk PHL is a FREE walking program in many parks around the city brought to you by Get Healthy Philly, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. And

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Fitness Where You Are, With What You Have

  This summer, we’re partnering with some of Philly’s best fitness professionals to provide 6 weeks of FREE fitness programs that you can participate in from home. These classes require little or no experience or equipment. All you need to do is mark your calendar, clear out a little space, grab your mat (or towel),

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Spend More Time in Nature

A Guide to Some of Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Spaces Living in in the city, depending on what part you are in, can make spending time in nature feel like an obstacle. At the same time, at this moment in history, when the rates depression and anxiety are rising, its more important than ever to spend

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The Health Benefits of Working Out in the Morning

6 Amazing Reasons to Get You Out of Bed & Moving! Movement and exercise in any form is beneficial for your mind and body. But what if exercising in the morning had the potential to improve your sleep, stress levels, focus, blood pressure, and overall health? Not only would your workout be out of the way,

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Do Your Mental Health a Favor & Get Moving!

It’s pretty well known that physical inactivity can contribute to many health issues including heart disease, diabetes, cancer. But did you also know that too much sitting can also take a toll on your mental health? Due to the current global pandemic, many of us are coping with a range of emotions. This situation can

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Want to Learn Black History While Staying Active? Join GirlTrek’s Black History Bootcamp Challenge!

  Our country is in the midst of a movement towards social justice. Specialized groups for black women are more important now than ever. GirlTrek is a walking organization that both celebrates and supports the black community in a variety of ways. What is GirlTrek? GirlTrek is a national health movement that motivates thousands of Black

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Creative Ways to Stay Active While Working From Home 

  Let’s face it. The gyms are closed, workout classes are cancelled, and we’ve been under a stay at home order for over 8 weeks. Many of us are working from home, which means a lot less walking and a lot more sitting. Living in a city means that many individuals rely on biking or walking

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We Walk PHL : A Virtual Experience for All Ages!

Typically, the summertime months means the start of We Walk PHL, a program that establishes walking groups in the beautiful parks of Philadelphia. This year, due to COVID-19, We Walk will become a virtual experience! The program has Ambassadors whose role is to model healthy living practices and promote the safe use of parks.  The

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Joyful Movement at Home during COVID-19

We won’t be the first to tell you that there is a lot going on right now. Every day is bringing more news, more information to take in, and we are finding our daily routines are changing dramatically. In a time of heightened stress and uncertainty, how do we prioritize self-care? Here are some tips and

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