Nicol Natale Title: Contributor Education: Fordham University, B.S. in Psychology Nicol Natale is a freelance writer who covers health and wellness. Her work has appeared in Southern Living, Real Simple, Travel+Leisure, Prevention, Woman's Day, and Good Housekeeping.She began her writing career in New York where she wrote feature articles, conducted interviews, and edited fashion and beauty content as assistant lifestyle editor of Mood of Living. From there, she spent time in London working for IDG UK, a technology media company. She wrote news stories, tutorials, and feature articles.Returning to New York, Nicol began writing for Everyday Health. There, she focused on mental and physical health topics, researching, writing, and interviewing health experts, patients, and professional athletes. This led to her becoming an advocate for health care, a passion that would eventually prompt her move to Hawaii.During a stint at Business Insider Nicol fact-checked and copy-edited freelance submissions covering technology, strategy, health, finance, and politics.Nicol worked at Hearst Magazine as an associate editor full time for several years before shifting her focus to freelance writing and a move to the island state. She continues to write but also works as a yoga instructor and reiki instructor. 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.