elizabethbkrieger
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

Introducing The Hot New Weight Loss Trend: The Toddler Diet!

A few years ago the Internet was abuzz with rumors that Jennifer Aniston—she of the perpetually tan, toned, age-proof body—was keeping that figure by periodically doing a “Baby food diet.” As in: she ate only baby food. I’m not even going to explore how wacky that is, or try to ascertain if there’s any truth to it. I will admit, […]

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When the Food Label Doth Protest Too Much

Not to get all curmudgeonly/Andy Rooney here, but…have you ever noticed that lately there’s a growing trend in packaged foods whereby the manufacturers are taking great pains to inform you, in BIG, BOLD letters, what is NOT in the items? This holds true for both foods and other products—such as plastics, beauty supplies, and cleaning products. Hey! Gluten free! Wheat […]

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Can Coconut Oil Rev Up Your Metabolism?

Perhaps you’ve heard folks in the health world chattering about something called MCTs lately and wondered if it was a new brand of toning shoes or some sort of blog-internet-meme-of-the-week you missed… Actually, MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, and to hear some experts and proponents tell it, this acronym is the next big thing in staying healthy AND dropping […]

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Another New Superfruit to Try: PITAYA!

Move over acai, goji berry and mangosteen, there’s a new exotic superfruit in town! Pitaya is the hot pink fruit that springs from a few species of cacti—and it’s also known as dragonfruit—that’s high in vitamin C and other antioxidants. They also have lots of fiber and minerals like phosphorus and calcium. What’s more, the seeds are rich in heart-healthy […]

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Real Men Wear Sunblock. Too Bad So Few Actually Are!

A new survey from the Skin Cancer Foundation, Hawaiian Tropic, and Banana Boat uncovered this alarming fact: Few men are wearing sunblock on a daily basis. While we women are getting better and better at slathering on a daily coating—at the very least on our faces, if not arms, hands and necks—the vast majority of men are not. Almost 1 […]

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Six Pals Who Keep You Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

Many people say that you need certain friends for certain phases of your life, or for certain purposes. And indeed, the more I think about it, the more I agree. I don’t mean that you should drop old pals or friendship (s)hop, but simply that every relationship has its place. The friend who is a great shoulder to cry on […]

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Dig It! Today Is National Gardening Exercise Day

Grab your hoe, pick up a spade, trim the shrubs or cut the lawn! Today is National Gardening Exercise Day! While that’s a clunky mouthful of a holiday, the truth is, gardening can have significant health benefits—and it sure beats hammering away at the elliptical trainer, don’t you think? Some of the salubrious side effects of digging in the dirt […]

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Want to Relax This Weekend? Cue Up Some Reggae

A fast, fun fact for this Friday: When you’re contemplating a playlist to help de-stress and slash anxiety, aim for about 60 beats per minute. Turns out, that sort of mellow rhythm is most conducive to really chilling out. And guess what kind of music very often clocks in right around 60 BPM? Reggae, mon! I found this out during a recent […]

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Sitting Pretty: A Hot New Workout That’s Deceptively Hard

You wouldn’t think that a workout involving a chair could be that hard. Think again. Two weeks ago, I tried out a “Cardio Chair” class at the new studio, Chaise 23, in Manhattan. The brainchild of former professional figure skater Lauren Piskin, who also owns the Physical Mind Studio uptown, this class uses one of the lesser-known Pilates machines (aptly […]

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Agave’s Health Halo Gets Tarnished

For the last few years, agave nectar has been on the minds, shopping lists, and mouths of many health-conscious Americans. It’s no wonder. As sugar quickly becomes public enemy #1, and rates of obesity and diabetes rise, people are always looking for ways to cut back on sugar but somehow still sate their sweet tooth. And when I heard that […]

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