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With a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a lifelong commitment to health and fitness, Kristen is a freelance writer who joined the DailyBurn writing team this summer. Before taking her health writing full time, Kristen was associate editor and web editor at University Business magazine, where she wrote about technology and leadership trends in higher education. Kristen’s work has appeared on the Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention websites, as well as on local sites and in daily and weekly newspapers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Marist College, where her passion for health journalism first began.
Articles by Kristen Domonell
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