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Laura Newcomer is a writer and editor with multiple years of experience working in the health, fitness and mental wellness space. Formerly senior editor at the health site Greatist, Laura now lives and works in Pennsylvania. Her writing has been published in the print anthology Doing Nutrition Differently and in Washington Post, TIME Healthland, Greatist, Lifehacker, Shape, Business Insider, and Prevention, among others. She believes in the importance of personalized approaches to nutrition and fitness as well as creating sustainable, accessible healthy food systems so that people everywhere are empowered to improve their own health. Laura enjoys exploring her interest in mental and physical wellness both on and offline, and is an avid outdoorswoman who loves hiking, kayaking, backpacking, gardening, and pretty much anything you can do outside.
Articles by Laura Newcomer
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