Liz Krieger is a former senior editor at Real Simple, where she covered health, fitness, and general wellness topics. She has also been an editor at Health, American Baby, Shape, WebMD.com, More, and Allure, and has written for Travel Leisure, Women's Health, Glamour, Self, Newsweek and Town & Country.

She’s had a lifelong interest in health and fitness—starting with 10 years of gymnastics as a child, then continuing to competitive tennis (high school) and water polo (college), hiking, kayaking or rafting vacations (throughout), and these days, staying fit through yoga and running. Since moving to New York City five years ago, she’s run 8 half-marathons—and is contemplating trying for the full 26.2 miles some day.

Her interest in health, science and medicine, in particular, has led many friends to nickname her “Dr. Krieger” and seek health advice—a fact which is surely appalling to the actual doctors she’s friends with, given that her actual degree is in comparative literature from Brown University.

When not trying out new fitness gadgets and gear, or attempting to make sense of the latest health study or scientific news, Liz lives in New York City with her husband, toddler daughter, and dog, Franny.

Recent Posts By elizabethbkrieger

How Do You Express Your Condolences?

I know a lot of people's hearts are heavy right now, what with the devastation that's unfolding in Haiti. And at the local, personal level, I know a few people who have just recently lost a family member (unrelated to the earthquake), and so I am feeling for them right now, too. In the case of the Haitian disaster, I […]

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News You Might Need, Or Want, To Know…

I keep a little file on my computer desktop for all the various press releases and studies I come across each week—articles, web links, emails, etc—and there are a few recent ones that I wanted to share, in brief. In fact, consider this a serving of ideas for "Random Things to Use as Small Talk at Your Next Cocktail Party", […]

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Looking Forward: Plan for the Diet Challenges Ahead

While right now you're probably dealing with your New Year's resolution to eat healthily or other healthy-living goals, one tactic to stay on the right track is to anticipate obstacles…such as the upcoming chocolate-deluge otherwise known as Valentine's Day. Here are five ways to keep Cupid from giving you love handles. 1. Eat in a bright setting. Research has shown […]

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How to Make Your Holiday Movie Outing Healthier

Millions of Americans will take advantage of the time off work tomorrow and in the coming days to see some of the new releases in the theaters. (Given all the buzz, and even though fantasy stuff is not usually my sort of movie, I think I will just HAVE to see Avatar!) But as you make your way through this […]

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What Keeps You Awake at Night?

While it will come as little surprise to most women, a new study from the U.K. confirms what many already know: Women are more likely to be awakened by the sound of a baby crying than men. The top three things that awaken a woman from sleep are: 1. Baby crying2. Dripping tap3. Rowdiness outside The MEN, however, were most […]

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Do You Always Wash Your Fruit?

With all the increased travel you may be doing during the holidays, you may find yourself stranded in a plane, train, or automobile with a piece of fresh fruit and no water with which to wash it. I try to travel with at least one or two pieces of fruit (apples, pears) that I've either brought from home or picked […]

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The Latest So-Called Holiday Health Hazard: “Wrap Rage”

Between germy airplanes, snow-slick highways, temptation to overindulge at every turn, and the general free-flow of alcohol between now and New Year's, it's safe to say that with the holiday season comes some chance for hassles, illness, and injury. So who'd have thought that one potentially hazardous part of this festive month can occur while you're simply wrapping up your […]

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Simple Solutions, Great Stocking Stuffers!

Now that Thanksgiving has passed and Black Friday has officially kicked off the Holiday Shopping Season, I'm ready to start sharing some of my picks for great gifts for the sporty, healthy folks on your list. I come across a lot of health and fitness products in my line of work, but these are ones I actually use, like, and […]

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How to Have a Fitter, Healthier Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving next week and then the rest of the fun, festive, and food-filled holiday season right after it, it's more important than ever to try to stay active. For one thing, it will help squelch the stress that can accompany all the, um, "joys" of the holiday season (gift buying, gift wrapping, gift returning; relatives in town, relatives in […]

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A Downside to Neti Pots

Ever since Oprah's good pal Dr. Mehmet Oz introduced millions of viewers to the Neti pot, the little nasal irrigation system, people have been sloshing warm water through their nostrils more than ever. The goal is to clear out pollutants, ease sinus and allergy congestion, and soothe irritated nasal passages. While I'll admit it sounds like torture to me — […]

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