Amanda MacMillan

Author's Bio

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

Is White Bread Really that Bad for Me?

We know— it’s hard to pass up the breadbasket, especially if you know you're going to burn off all those "empty calories" on your next run/hike/bike/swim/you get the idea. But it's smart not to make white bread a regular staple in your diet.

Are Calluses Bad for Me as a Runner?

I've noticed that I get calluses on my feet more frequently than my non-runner friends. Should I have them removed, or do they serve a purpose?

Should You Run With Speed Laces?

The popular bungee cords allow shoes to slip on and off with ease, but could they be sacrificing foot health and safety for convenience and a quick change?

Can My Sleep Schedule Impact My Workouts?

I'm pretty much the opposite of an "early to bed, early to rise" kinda guy—which makes working out in the morning really miserable. Is there anything wrong with sleeping in and exercising late in the day?

What's the Best Workout for Weight Loss?

I used to be in great shape, but I've put on a few pounds. I hit the gym regularly, but the scale won't budge. What's the best exercise routine I can do to get my old body back?