Christine Yu

Christine Yu

Christine Yu is a freelance writer, yoga teacher, and avid runner who regularly covers health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness for The Washington Post, Runner's World, Family Circle, SELF, Triathlete Magazine, Eating Well, VICE, espnW, Life by Daily Burn, Women's Health, among others.

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Medicine Is Based on Men. That's Bad News for All of Us.

Doctors take an oath to do no harm. But in her book, 'Sex Matters,' emergency medicine physician Alyson McGregor explains how doctors are unintentionally harming women by practicing a model of medicine based on men.

Christine Yu
May 23, 2020

What Happened at the SHIFT Festival?

A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry

Christine Yu
Jun 25, 2019

Going Outside Is Good for Your Health. Now You Can Get Paid for It.

Spending time in nature is increasingly considered legitimate medicine, and doctors and insurance carriers are treating it as such. But how exactly can we expect this movement to play out—and affect our wallets and gear purchases—in the future?   

Christine Yu
May 1, 2019

This College's Sports Bra Ban Is a Disgrace

Athletes at Rowan University were banned from running in sports bras because it “distracted” the football team. The incident highlights a much bigger issue about policing women’s bodies.

Christine Yu
Nov 12, 2018

We Need More Women in Sports Research

For years, female athletes have relied on training protocols, injury guidelines, and nutrition plans based on research conducted with men. That's starting to change.

Christine Yu
Nov 8, 2018

Shalane Flanagan's Favorite Post-Run Meal

Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky are back with a new cookbook filled with the recipes that fueled Flanagan's historic win at the New York City Marathon

Christine Yu
Aug 16, 2018

The Condition That's Quietly Sidelining Female Athletes

For many, the female athlete triad has stood in the way of lasting success in sports, but researchers are finally starting to understand the condition better—and help women avoid the long-term consequences

Christine Yu
Sep 15, 2017