Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan is a Brooklyn, New York–based freelance writer, triathlete, and health blogger for self.com.

Should I Use an E-Stim Device?

These products claim to tone muscles and speed workout recovery. But the jury is out as to whether they’re worth the hefty price tag.

How Can I Learn to Do a Pull-up?

The pull-up is one of the oldest exercises in the book, so struggling with it (and all the workouts that call for it) can be seriously frustrating.

Can Marathons Cause Blood Poisoning?

When researchers tested blood samples of runners after each stage of a multi-day ultramarathon, they found that almost all of them had elevated levels of toxic gut bacteria.

How Long Should I Be Standing at My Desk Every Day?

You don't have to stand all day long to escape the dangers of too much sitting—a public health threat that's been dubbed "the new smoking." In fact, a new consensus statement suggests that being on...

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