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

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A website that exists to showcase the most gag-worthy, over-the-top, fat- and calorie-laden foodstuffs has unexpected consequences on my appetite.


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What Constitutes a Sick Day?

When do you stay home sick? Are there certain symptoms that make taking one non-negotiable for you?

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It’s National Sleep Awareness week and whaddya know, I’ve got zzzz’s on my mind. From how much we should get, to the reasons we’re not getting enough, some surprising new poll results have just been released.

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Truth and Lies: Why Celebrities Should Come Clean About Plastic Surgery

Stars show up on magazine covers and red carpets with line-less faces and perfectly taut bodies. But how much of this is hard work and how much is the result of doctor’s office assistance? A case for truth in advertising.


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An Easy Health Test You Can Do Every Day

There’s one very simple health “test” you can do every day—several times a day, if you want—that can give you insight into your overall health and nutrition.

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What Do Your Groceries Say About You?

The other day I was standing at the checkout line at the supermarket, in line behind two other customers. As I waited my turn I scanned their carts, and I couldn’t help but imagine a bit about their lives based on their groceries.

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