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

Celiac Disease (Gluten Allergy) On the Rise

Even if you don't have Celiac Disease (gluten allergy) or know someone who does, chances are you've been hearing more and more about it lately, For one thing, there's a bestselling diet/recipe book about the topic that hit shelves earlier this spring, written by Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The View, so there's been that arm of publicity. Hasselbeck herself has this […]

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Is That Still Okay to Eat? Food Expiration Dates and More…

I was going though the 'fridge the other day when what initially looked like a well-stocked refrigerator suddenly began to vanish before my eyes. I noticed that the eggs had a 'sell by' date of a few days earlier, there were three yogurts with a 'sell by' of that very day, a container of half-sour dill pickles was only half […]

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How Do You Choose a Doctor?

When it comes to choosing a doctor, there are a lot of factors to weigh. What matters most to you—convenience, bedside manner, credentials, or simply all of the above?

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Tylenol Is NOT Candy: New Scrutiny For Acetaminophen Products

On the heels of the FDA's warning about the homeopathic cold remedy Zicam comes an even bigger potential change to how over-the-counter drugs are used. This time acetaminophen is under scrutiny—an ingredient most of us know and rely upon for pain and fever relief. It's found in Tylenol, of course, but also in so many combo cold and flu remedies, […]

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Gym Etiquette: What NOT To Do!

I had an encounter recently that reminded me that some people just don't know how to behave properly–particularly at the gym. I was on the elliptical machine when the cell phone of the young woman next to me rang, and she took the call. Nearly five minutes later, the girl was STILL YAKKING on the phone. Loudly. As I quickly […]

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I Tried It! A Travel Pillow To Protect Your Neck (And Help You Sleep)

Found! A travel pillow that’s small and packable, yet big enough to actually help you get some sleep (sitting up!!) while on the road.

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Two Women-Only Wellness Products You Probably DON’T Need

Two new wellness products aimed at women—they’re very real, but not all that simple.

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More Help In Reading Your Own Body Language

Your body language can be hard to interpret but the signals ARE there! Here’s more help understanding strange signs and symptoms.

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Bipolar Disorder and Parenting

An insightful look inside what it’s like to be a mother of two who struggles with bipolar disorder.

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Eat the Rainbow: Produce in Technicolor!

Your favorite fruits and vegetables most likely come in other hues. Some you may recognize—others will surprise you. White beet anyone?

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