Mercey Livingston Title: Contributor Education: The University of Southern Mississippi, B.S. in Journalism Mercey Livingston is a freelance wellness writer/editor and former editor for Shape.com where she covered fitness, beauty, wellness, and health. Her work has appeared on Well+Good, Women's Health, SELF, Glamour, and The Zoe Report, among others. She is currently based in New York City, but is from Hattiesburg, Mississippi where she earned a degree in Journalism from The University of Southern Mississippi. Before joining Shape, she worked on the editorial team at Well+Good and as a freelance writer and editor for various wellness publications, and also produced wellness podcasts. She's the host of her own podcast, Wellness Unedited, a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.