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

What Would You Do (Health-Wise) If YOU Won the Lottery?

Given that the winners of a recent $254 million Powerball are residents of the Tri-State area—they live in Connecticut, and happen to already be in the investment business!—I’ve got large sums of moola on my mind. It got me to wondering/daydreaming about what I’d do with that kind of dough, were I to win it. Disclaimer: I’m putting aside all […]

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The Secret to a Longer, Leaner Look (Hint: it’s a Four-Letter Word!)

Everyone wants that long, lean dancer-body look and while a large part of that is about genetics, not about time in the gym, in-the-know fitness experts also have another secret weapon: FOAM. As in, the foam roller you see at the gym or in physical therapy practices. It can come in varying levels of firmness, from squishy like the white […]

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When It Comes to Being Sick, Are Men the Weaker Sex?

Quick question for anyone who may be sniffling, sneezing, and coughing through the beginning of cold and flu season… I know it’s one of those trite things to say, that men are wimpier when they are sick. And yes, I do hate to perpetuate such reductive, battle-of-the-sexes clichés, BUT based on my, um, research, the answer is: Yes, when the […]

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What Are the Healthiest Shoes for Your Feet?

Not to get all Andy Rooney-crotchety or anything, but…whatever happened to just plain old SHOES? Between the influx of “barefoot” or otherwise minimalist shoes, as well as the rise in so-called “toning shoes” (those with thick, rocker-like soles), it’s hard to know just what to put on your feet, be it for exercise or just for walking around town! The […]

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When Is the Last Time You Did NOTHING?

I had an MRI for my aforementioned issues with sciatica earlier today. (Thankfully I was able to get an “open” MRI, as opposed to the more coffin-like regular version. As someone who is very claustrophobic, being in a small tube, with the top a few inches from my nose for over 45 minutes is a horror, and even a sedative […]

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Are you one of the many people who wince upon inhaling cold winter air, who brace for that unpleasant ZING! after taking a bite of ice cream, or for whom simply chomping down on a firm bagel gives a moment of YIKES!? I know I am! In fact, nearly 40 million Americans have experienced sensitivity,  and it’s actually sort of […]

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Heading Out for a Jog? Not Without My Callet!

It’s rare that something comes along that truly thrills me. But when it does, it’s usually something that’s small but GENIUS. Enter the Callet. It’s small, it’s genius—it actually solves a problem. At the risk of sounding a bit too enthusiastic: I’m in love. It’s a simple, gel-like case for your smart phone (iPhone or Blackberry compatible at this point) […]

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Size Surprises: Tools to Help You Eat Healthy Portion Sizes

New York City housewares store Fishs Eddy debuted a new line of cheeky “Interventionware” plates and bowls this week—much to the initial consternation of some blogs. There’s a small plate (perhaps a dessert plate?; shown above) emblazoned with the phrase like “Big mistake” and a coffee cup that snarks “You are not perky, you are obnoxious.” Another plate says “It’s hard […]

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9 Things You Can’t Do Without Electricity

Having spending a mere 24 hours without electricity after Hurricane Irene blew through town, I have a newfound appreciation for all things AC/DC. (We were at my parents’ house in suburban NJ, but hightailed it back to our apartment in NYC as soon as the storm passed.) As knuckle-headed as it sounds, I don’t think I was really aware of […]

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The Dangers of Colon Cleansing

One of the most frustrating “health” fads/watchwords these days is toxins. Yes, of course there are things that are legitimately toxic. (You know, stuff like high doses of arsenic, radiation, or lead.) But what I’m referring to is the increasing chatter about how our bodies are teeming with toxins, our intestines caked with noxious debris…and that the solution lies in cleanses […]

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