Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan is a freelance health and science writer who has contributed to Shape, Runner's World, Real Simple, CNN.com, Health.com, Self.com, and OutsideOnline.com. She's an Olympic- and Half-Iron-distance triathlete, half-marathoner, yogi, and aspiring surfer. When she's not road-tripping across the country, you'll find her at home in Brooklyn, hanging at a local beer bar, or in the park with her bulldog, Gus.

It used to be, if you wanted to run a race, you signed up for a regular old 5K or half marathon.

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The city of Dubai is putting an interesting twist on the expression "worth your weight in gold," with a new program that rewards citizens for losing weight.

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Minnesota residents have reason to celebrate this month: The Mayo Clinic, located in Rochester, was recently named the nation's top hospital in U.S.

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Women may become overweight for different reasons than men, according to a recent study...

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There aren't many professional female athletes competing at the top of their game while also raising two teenagers—and even fewer doing it in their late 40s.

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A lifelong athlete, Danielle Sidell dabbled in several fitness arenas before she found her calling in a CrossFit box.

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Despite plenty of public opposition—including a burpee...

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Most healthy women don't need an annual pelvic exam, the American College of Physicians (ACP) announced today in a new clinical practice guideline published in the...

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If you've watched any of the World Cup being held in Brazil's Amazon, you know that heat and humidity are playing a huge part in this year's games.

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For many of us, turning on the coffee machine is as natural as waking up in the morning.

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