Charlotte Hilton Andersen is the author of the book The Great Fitness Experiment: One Year of Trying Everything and 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 writes for Shape Magazine, The Huffington Post, Redbook magazine, iVillage, and BlogHer on a regular basis. 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 curse any time The Scarlet Letter is mentioned in her presence. She is a mom of 5 currently going crazy in Colorado.
The elusive "runner's high" is everyone's favorite fitness side effect. Sure, having a long, healthy life and flat abs are nice, but how amazing is that "I'm the king of the world" feeling that makes you feel invincible enough to quote Titanic as a grown adult? According to a new study, that high may be more legit than you think.Read Full Story
Even though summer is over, bathing suits and opinions about who is allowed to wear them are far from extinct. Shantell Bennett was recently shamed by people on the Internet who told her things like she was ugly and should die. What was her crime that warranted such hate? Daring to wear a bikini while not looking like a model.Read Full Story
Women are only supposed to sweat in "sexy" places. I know this since I worked as a fitness model for several years. (Before you get all excited to check out my abs of steel, know that I was often used as a model representing "real" women, aka those that don't look like ripped bodybuilders.)Read Full Story
Okay, okay, so most of us probably wouldn't say we love getting our period. There is the fashion inconvenience, the hassle of carrying products at all times and, of course, the pain of cramps. But one thing I definitely love about my visit from Aunt Flo is what it tells me about my own body. Number one: I'm not pregnant!Read Full Story
Zip lining may not be the first sport you think of when you think of dangerous activities. In fact, you may not even think of it as a sport at all. But as the popularity skyrockets so do the injuries, according to a new report that found that cruising through the trees on a tiny wire has some serious safety issues.Read Full Story
Allie Colon was 27 years old when she found out she had breast cancer. At an age where most of us are worrying about things like getting a promotion at work or updating our OKCupid profile, she suddenly had to make decisions that would change the rest of her life. Now 29, she gets to celebrate her first Cancer Awareness Month cancer free, and she's sharing her scars — inside and out — with some powerful pictures.Read Full Story
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