Amanda MacMillan

Author's Bio

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

Does Shivering Count As Exercise?

The past few months have been freezing! All I want to do is eat comfort food and hide under the covers. Is there any upside, health-wise, to this Polar Vortex?

Is It Bad to Hold In Gas?

The Emperor Claudius believed that suppressing farts was dangerous. Was he right?

How Can I Shrink My Holiday Gut?

Belly bulge afflicts even the most active people around the holidays, but there's a tried and true way to defeat it.

The 10 Worst Foods (And Drinks) For Athletes

Protein powders, fortified beverages, and wholesome-sounding snacks may seem like the best way to fuel your body, but the sports nutrition business also has a not-so-healthy side.

The 9 Best Foods for Athletes

Sure, carbo-loading's important—but for top-notch performance, it's just part of the story. Supplement your training with these healthy eats that will help you build strength, sustain energy, and...