Any Which Way to Wellness

A pocket guide to staying happy and healthy around Penn’s campus.
Emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and physical health – those are some big boxes to check. SHOP PENN joins the host of conversations on health and wellness, with a little help from hot spots and hang outs helping to revitalize the way the Penn community and beyond eats, moves, and lives.
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3731 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Healthy Eats

The love affair Philly has with honeygrow knows no bounds – and for good reason. The fast-casual restaurant is locally-born, serves a bang-up salad and stir-fry, and brings people together over high quality, wholesome foods. Far from a two-trick pony, they also offer cold-pressed juices and a create-your-own bowl of fresh fruits and toppings. Whether you stick to the menu or chart your own path, honeygrow is home base for fueling up for your next adventure. Who knew sticking to from-scratch sauces and dressings, incorporating healthy fats, factoring in fiber, and (maybe) going meatless could taste so good? To echo the message stamped on their iconic stir-fry containers – courtesy of Philly-based street artist Amberella – “You got this.”

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3728 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Nutritious and delicious do not have to be mutually exclusive and nowhere is that more evident than at Just Salad. With salads, wraps, bowls, soups, smoothies, and more, there are so many options to choose from. Whether you build-your-own salad, grab a buffalo chicken wrap, or order one of their chef-designed seasonal menu items, they have something for everyone. When you want a quick lunch, but want to avoid the usual fried foods, Just Salad is here for you with fresh ingredients delivered daily and dishes that are raw, roasted, baked or steamed. Just Salad is also concerned not just about the wellness of its customers, but also the wellness of the environment. Buy a reusable bowl for just $1 on your first visit and get free toppings every time you bring it back. It is the world’s largest reusable program and it saves over 75,000 pounds of plastic every year!

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Apparel
Address

3661 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Workout Essentials

With breakfast and lunch behind you, head over to lululemon on 37th and Walnut to shop All Things Athleisure. With an emphasis on yoga, joyful movement, mindful meditation, feel-good affirmations, and inspirational action statements, even looking at the brand’s reusable red and white tote bags will put you in a better head space. lululemon is a mecca for wellness mavens the world over, and a stylish conduit to improved flexibility, muscle strength and tone, athletic performance, cardio and circulatory health, respiration, energy, and vitality. Looking for a beginner’s Vinyasa flow? Moisture-wicking materials to swear by? A pair of leggings to live in? This is your place. And if you’ve deduced it takes a selection of stylish and stretchy outfits for you to feel warm-up ready…don’t worry; you’re in good company.   

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Apparel
Address

3621 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For another community-oriented treasure trove of athletic attire, duck your head into Philadelphia Runner. The locally owned and independently operated specialty running company is nothing less than a candy store for runners, with an unrivaled collection of shoes, apparel, and accessories designed to help you get where you want to go. Their culture is built on the idea that exercising can and should be fun, and their “all faces and paces” ethos extends to every customer interaction. Spend five minutes with a fit specialist and you’ll walk away not only with new insight into your arch height and gait, but also a host of training tips and resources, a standing invitation for weekly group runs, and a half-dozen entry points into a community of people passionate about running, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Penn Park

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Parks
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3000 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Exercise and Fitness

Speaking of exercising with others, how about signing up for a 5k around Penn Park? Or maybe it’s as simple as setting aside 15-20 minutes to walk around the track at lunch one day next week. Getting up from your desk isn’t only advantageous for your physical health – it can also be landscape-altering for mental health. Even a short walk around the block can do wonders for your mood. (And productivity. And ability to cope with stress.) Like a good game plan? Keep these one, two, and three mile routes through the nation’s most beautiful and historic campus in your back pocket. And remember, fall is fleeting. Whether you’re walking, jogging, or training, don’t miss a single opportunity to soak in the sights, admire the foliage, and crunch all the crunchy leaves.  

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Beauty
Address

138 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Hair and Skin Care

When self-care sounds more like tipping your soon-to-be-shampooed head back into somebody else’s capable hands, look no further than Adolf Biecker. Whether you’re due for a quick trim or would like a new color, cut, or style, vetted stylists and colorists will work in tandem to create a look to play up your best features and personalize your salon experience, right down to your soothing tea of choice. Each standard haircut includes a consultation, shampoo, cut, style, and – hallelujah – stress-relieving treatment, so you can press pause on all that ails you and rejoice in rituals good for you inside and out. Need a way to trigger your relaxation response and allow you to come back to the reality of your life feeling refreshed? Spend an hour inside Adolf. There’s a reason they say good hair stylists are good as gold.

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Beauty
Address

3603 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If yes, the time to take a mental and emotional vacation has come, and yes, a little pampering plays a role in your ability to maintain your health and happiness, neighborhood beauty store and spa Bluemercury is well worth a visit. Nurture yourself and your body with a hot stone massage, soften your skin with a seasonal facial, or spring for a makeover in anticipation of an upcoming event. Whether you’re searching for a step-by-step guide to a perfectly executed smokey eye, an expert’s opinion on a long-lasting lipstick, a way to powder with a plan, or the official verdict on the colors that complement your complexion, chances are good CEO Marla Beck and her team will be able to help you bring yourself a real measure of joy. Which is, of course, the whole name of the game.

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