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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Dine
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Snacks
Address

3731 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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, “If You Never Try, You'll Never Know."

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Dine
Breakfast
Lunch
Snacks
Address

3736 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Nutritious and delicious do not have to be mutually exclusive when it comes to your breakfast choices, and nowhere is that more true than at SoBol. Specializing in acai bowls, green bowls, fruit smoothies & more, SoBol prescribes to the belief that eating healthier alternatives should never be a chore. The cafe blends its acai fresh each day, producing its own homemade granola and topping it all with only the freshest of fruits. And now you can also enjoy SoBol’s latest offering, overnight oats with homemade granola, chia seeds, and oat milk. Never has getting the day started with a healthy breakfast sounded so fantastic!

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Apparel
Address

3621 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For a 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, 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
Address

3000 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Speaking of exercising, sometimes 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. Spring will be gone before you know it, so whether you’re walking, jogging, or training, don’t miss a single opportunity to soak in the sights and admire the fresh blooming trees.  

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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. 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.

honeygrow

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SoBol Philly

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Philadelphia Runner

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Penn Park

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Bluemercury

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