Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Charlotte Hilton Andersen is the author of the book The Great Fitness Experiment: One Year of Trying Everything which has been featured in Shape, Fitness, Prevention, and Women's Health UK among others. She runs the popular health and fitness website of the same name, where she tries out a new workout every month, specializing in exercise, body image and oversharing. She was named one of Demand Media's top 3 bloggers for 2010, one of Fitness magazine's favorite fitness bloggers and a fitness expert by Experience Life Magazine's A Revolutionary Act. In addition to writing for Shape she also writer for The Huffington Post, Redbook magazine, iVillage, Men's Fitness, and BlogHer on a regular basis. In addition she has been featured on ABC's 20/20 and Fox's morning show and interviewed on Fox, NBC and many radio stations.  A former professor, her night job is grading the SAT essay where she gets to grade 500 high-school essays each answering the same prompt, causing her to remove all sharp pencils from the room lest she poke her eyes out rather than read one more . She is a mom of 5 currently going crazy in Minnesota. 

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Pretty much every runner agrees that running outside beats slogging miles on the treadmill. You get to enjoy nature, breathe in fresh air, and get a better workout. "When you...

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High-fat diets may be trendy, but you might want to rethink all-cheese-all-the-time: A high-fat diet resets your metabolism, making it harder for your body to burn calories, reports...

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Whether you run marathons fast enough to qualify for Boston or whether you're just trying to make it around the block for the first time, exercising offers immense physical, emotional...

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Bacteria are everywhere, from our heads to our toes to,well, other places. We all know this, but because the microbes are so tiny, we can't actually see them—which means we don't ...

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Feeling beautiful in a world with supermodels and gorgeous actresses dominating every magazine cover, billboard, and TV show can be tough—really tough, some days (we're sitting here...

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No one would wash their face with a dirty rag or drink from the toilet (looking at you, puppy!), but many women overlook the hidden health hazards in their morning routine. A lot happens...

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Football has long been a man's world, but there will be at least one woman on the field come fall. The NFL just announced they've hired Sarah Thomas as the league's first full-time...

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You may know Shannon Miller as America's most decorated gymnast (male or female!), but would you recognize her in the courtroom, standing behind the prosecutor's desk? No, this isn't the...

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