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As a copywriter at IBX, I frequently write about health and wellness topics. I am passionate about reading, writing, and travel. Because I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like, I am always trying to stay active — whether that’s running, spinning, hiking, yoga, Pilates, or Barre. I also try to balance out dessert with fresh, in-season veggies from my local farmer’s market, and I love trying out new recipes.
Easy and convenient desk exercises that don’t require a gym, fitness equipment, or fancy workout gear.

What is a Microburst?

A microburst is a quick, simple exercise, or bout of physical activity that provides you with a full body workout and increases your energy level. Microbursts have real, concrete benefits and I don’t think you can find a more convenient exercise.

60-Second Desk Exercises

Each of these desk exercises works a different part of the body and lasts anywhere from 60 seconds to five minutes….
No matter your age or fitness level, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run (BCBSR) is truly a race for everyone. Every year, new runners come out for the largest ten-mile race in the country — proving that there is no set “type” for the BCBSR runner. The one thing they all have in common is their dedication to living a healthier lifestyle….
If you made it into this year’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run (BCBSR), congrats! Now the fun begins — training! Like many of you, Independence Blue Cross (IBX) associates are starting to train for this year’s BCBSR. I recently asked them to share their stories of how they train in the winter, what keeps them motivated,…
I was curious to find out how some of my fellow Independence Blue Cross (IBX) associates are preparing for this year’s Blue Cross Broad Street Run (BCBSR), so I asked them to share their stories. Runners at IBX are enthusiastic, passionate, and welcoming, and are always eager to share their love of running. Plus, they just seem to love the BCBSR!…

Top 3 Festive Fall 5ks

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 by
Fall Run
October is here, which means the air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and costumes are acceptable attire. It also just happens to be my favorite time of year to run a race. You can’t beat the low humidity and cool air that makes running outside a treat every time. What better way to usher in the Halloween season than by signing up for a festive run where costumes are strongly encouraged?…
Dog in Canoe
Off the couch, Fido! It’s time to get out and get some exercise. Your dog might just be the best fitness partner that you don’t have to beg to go for a walk. So ditch the dog park and try these 3 alternate dog-friendly activities. You’ll be doing your dog—and your waistline—a favor.

Explore a dog-friendly hiking trail

Philadelphia has a multitude of hiking trails that welcome dogs and other pets….
Outdoor Yoga
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there are only a few weeks left to summer. I know it seems like just yesterday we were celebrating our first 70° day by prematurely breaking out shorts and tank tops and making our first Rita’s Water Ice visit of the season. But hey, I’m not here to be a Debbie Downer….
There’s no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than Philadelphia. Philly is jam-packed with things to do the week of Independence Day. Catch a baseball exhibit, whip up a festive dessert, and bring your entertainment outdoors with concerts, movies, parades, block parties, and more! This is what summer is all about. Take me out to the ball game exhibit The Phillies may play away on the Fourth,…
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