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.


California Has a New Equal-Pay Act for Athletes

The law will soon mandate equal pay for men and women in athletic events on California state lands. But legislators may have missed an opportunity to make broader inroads on gender equity in sports.

Christine Yu
Nov 12, 2019

Your Fear of Reinjury Could Get You Hurt Again

Many write off fear of reinjury as just another mental barrier to overcome during recovery from a knee injury, but physicians have recently begun to recognize that, for some patients, it may actually...

Christine Yu
Nov 11, 2019

What Happened at the SHIFT Festival?

Do SHIFT's values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) actually play out in the day-to-day functioning of the organization?

Christine Yu
Jun 25, 2019

Health Companies Want to Reward You for Going Outside

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...

Christine Yu
May 1, 2019

What Happened with Rowan University's Sports Bra Ban

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

Miho Aida Won't Let the Outdoor Industry Off the Hook

Miho Aida had a Flip camera and zero filmmaking experience when she traveled to the southern edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and made the documentary that put her on the map in the...

Christine Yu
Feb 20, 2018

The Condition That's Quietly Sidelining Female Athletes

The day before the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon in Hamburg, Germany, pro triathlete Jenna Parker broke out in hives for no apparent reason. But because of anti-doping rules, she couldn't take the...

Christine Yu
Sep 15, 2017