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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From bra burning in the '60s to the recent call to embrace hairy armpits, feminism and the female body have been strongly linked. So it's no surprise that loving your body regardless of...

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Real women confess the secret single-girl beauty behaviors they consider too embarrassing to do in front of their guys
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You'd know sexism if you saw it, right? Try this quiz. Which of the following scenarios shows sexist attitudes?

A) "Don't worry about missing the presentation last night, Jane. A...

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While nobody likes going from "TGIF!" to the Monday blahs, for some people, Sunday evening becomes downright torturous with dread for the coming week. If your mood worsens with every...

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Once you start doing yoga, it doesn't take long to get familiar with the basic poses. What was once intimidating is soon fun, and not only can you down dog with the best of them but you...

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After a late night, there's something irresistible about a late brunch. But science has pinpointed the "something" that makes all-you-can-eat waffles sound so appealing. (Besides the...

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Everyone has the occasional "fat day." Thanks to hormones, salty snacks, and skinny jeans, it's just part of being a woman. Who hasn't moaned to their girlfriends about feeling fat after...

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