Amanda MacMillan is a Brooklyn, New York–based freelance writer, triathlete, and health blogger for self.com.
I'm planning to spend a lot of time at the gym this winter. How do I know that mine gets a clean bill of health?
My house is filled with sweets this time of year. Can I use them instead of sport gels and gummies for long runs and bike rides?
I've always heard that exercise is good for the brain, but does it actually have a real-world impact?
I hear the whole stunt-man thing is a great workout. Is it worth incorporating into my routine?
Or is the test they give me at the shoe store good enough?
Long flights and car trips wreak havoc on my body. How can I reduce the stress of travel and keep up with my current exercise routine?
I want to see if my smartphone can make my workout better, but there are so many choices. What are some tried and true apps that I won't just delete a week in?
I like to exercise in the afternoon or evening, but I often feel too tired to motivate myself. Could a quick rest help?
I hate exercising early in the morning, and I always have obligations at night. How can I squeeze in an effective midday workout?
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Should I be concerned about Vibrio vulnificus cases reported in Florida and Maryland?
Sometimes when I'm in the middle of a really hard workout, it tastes like I'm sucking on metal. What's up with that?
Bring on the bass.
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I thought that starchy foods aren't good for you—why do I keep reading about the health benefits of this certain type?