Amanda MacMillan is a freelance health and science writer whose work has appeared in Runners World, Shape, O, Good Housekeeping, and Health magazines. She is a fitness columnist for Outside Online and has competed in numerous Olympic- and Half-distance triathlons. When she's not at her computer, you can find her in Brooklyn's Prospect Park with her bike, a blanket and a good book, or her bulldog, Gus.
Articles by Amanda MacMillan
Yes, age, genetics and body size do play a role in the speed of your metabolic rate. But there are natural ways to boost your metabolism. Read on to learn how.
If you’re tossing and turning, unable to sleep, you’re not alone. Ten percent of Americans suffer from insomnia. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatments that can help you get past it.
Downward dog is more than one just one part of a sun salutation — the yoga pose has a slew of health benefits, from improving mobility and flexibility to building strong bones.
A recent study funded by Coca-Cola claimed that losing weight was more about exercise than eating right. Here’s why they were so wrong.
Can’t figure out why you’re not losing weight? You might be making one of these common diet mistakes. The good news is they’re all easy to fix.
Being sick is normal in winter, but are you coughing year round? Clearing your throat constantly? Trouble breathing? There may be a bigger issue — acid reflux.
It’s hard not to love a good massage. But athletes and active individuals need to be aware if their sports massage could be doing more harm than good.
Snoring up a storm? There may be more to your nightly symphony than just noise. Find out if your snoring is cause for concern and might be sleep apnea.
We all know seafood is a healthy food option, but does it matter which ocean your meal is coming from — East Coast or West? Read on to find out.
It’s a vitamin you can get by simply walking outside. So why do many Americans have vitamin D deficiency? And is it all that bad? Read on to learn more.