Colleen Travers

Content Strategist, Copy Editor, Copywriter, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer, Managing Editor

Experienced writer, editor and digital content strategist with 10+ years of experience in the health, wellness and fitness industries.

I'm a former digital director with over a decade of writing and editing experience. I'm highly skilled in optimizing content for a diverse audience across multiple platforms. I've worked in print, online media, and television. I'm a runner and boy mom with a cat, a dog, and a serious need to always have one more cup of coffee.
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Article, Blog Post, Buyers Guide, Guide, Infographic Copy, Interview, Landing Page, Social Copy, Website Copy
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, Journalism, English
New York, NY, USA|English

Published Content

This Is Your Body On Red Meat

Experts dish on the effects of eating red meat every day and how it can impact on your health long term.

January 15th, 2020
Here's What You Should Look For in a Barre Class If You Want to Burn More Calories

Barre classes and at-home barre workouts have a number of benefits. Not only can barre help strengthen and lengthen your muscles, including hard-to-reach, smaller muscle groups, but practicing it consistently can also pay off in other areas, from helping you become a better runner to improving your sex life.

January 22nd, 2020
Cold & Flu: How to Avoid Getting Sick this Season

It’s important to take steps now to help protect yourself from colds and flu.

December 16th, 2019
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Queens Neighborhoods: How to Find the Best Fit for Your Personality

Follow along as we journey through the best neighborhoods in Queens, New York, to find one that fits exactly what you’re looking for.

December 30th, 2019
The Ultimate Beginner's Workout Plan For the Gym

Walking into the gym for the first time can be intimidating, not just because you want to fit in amongst a sea of regular gym goers. There may be machines you've never heard of that you want to try (psst, these are the best ones for beginners), and even choosing the right free weights can seem daunting if you've never lifted before. That's where this plan from Holly Roser, an NASM-certified personal trainer and owner of Holly Roser Fitness in San Matteo, CA, comes in. It provides a week's worth of gym workouts to get you started, and you can build on this routine over time.

January 6th, 2020
Blog Post
Everything We Learned About Fitness in 2019

New research showed us what type of exercise can help us live longer and feel younger.

December 31st, 2019
Just Diagnosed With Hepatitis C?

These three hep C patients are here to help! They share the strategies that helped them get through their own diagnoses.

December 23rd, 2019
The ABCs of Hepatitis

Did you know there are six types of hepatitis? We help you understand the different causes of liver inflammation so you can spot the signs and lower your risk.

December 17th, 2019
Blog Post
Everything You Need to Know Before Your First Peloton Class

Members give you the scoop before you get on the saddle.

December 12th, 2019
Here's Why You Keep Waking Up At The Same Time Every Night

Experts share what causes you to regularly wake up during sleep, plus advice on how to fix it.

December 3rd, 2019
What Experts Really Think About the Biggest Wellness Trends of 2019

Experts share the biggest wellness trends of 2019, from the latest in diets and fitness to natural remedies for stress and pain.

November 26th, 2019
How to Flu-Proof Your Home This Season

Keep your family healthy this season with these simple steps.

November 19th, 2019
What You Need to Know About Cold-Weather Training

Experts share how to handle cold-weather training, including what you need to do more of and how to handle some of the most common winter workout woes.

November 19th, 2019
10-Minute, At-Home Ab Workout From The Sculpt Society

If you're cranking out the crunches and seeing minimal results, it's time to rethink the way you work your core. Enter this quickie routine from Megan Roup, creator of The Sculpt Society.

November 19th, 2019
Elderberry Cold Supplements Are Everywhere. But Do They Actually Work?

Here’s what experts think about the natural cold and flu remedy, which allegedly boosts your immune system.

November 14th, 2019
This Is Your Body On The Flu

Experts break down what’s really happening once the virus gets into your system.

November 12th, 2019
4 Simple Tips to Blast Your Bod Back Into Spartan Shape

In a perfect world, you’d never miss a workout or stray from healthy eating habits, staying Spartan race-ready 365 days of the year. But much like competing on a Spartan course, stuff happens, and whether you find yourself taking a training break to recover from an injury, travel (seriously, did all your friends have to get married in the same calendar year?), or something else, we’re all bound to let our fitness levels drop at some point.

November 6th, 2019
30-Minute, At-Home Barre Workout From The Bar Method

Barre workouts can help you sculpt and shape muscles you didn't even know you had, but if taking a class at a local studio isn't an option right now — or you're just a little intimidated — you'll love this 30-minute, at-home workout from Bar Method instructor Nicole Bulcher, co-owner of the brand's studio in Southlake, TX.

November 5th, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes can affect every part of the eye. Know the risks and how to protect your sight.

November 1st, 2019
4-Week Dorm Room Workout Plan

If the rec center was a major selling point during your tour of your college campus, but you find that you're not making it there as often as you thought, go ahead and cut yourself some slack. The truth is, it takes little to no space to get in a good workout, and this four-week plan developed by Maverick Willet, an ISSA-certified personal trainer and BSN athlete, is proof. If the rec center was a major selling point during your tour of your college campus, but you find that you're not making it there as often as you thought, go ahead and cut yourself some slack. The truth is, it takes little to no space to get in a good workout, and this four-week plan developed by Maverick Willet, an ISSA-certified personal trainer and BSN athlete, is proof.

November 1st, 2019
9 Tips to Prevent Eye Problems When You Have Diabetes

There's a really important reason why your doctors are so adamant about keeping your blood-sugar well-managed: Without it, diabetes can wreak havoc on your heart, kidneys, and nerves. It also can steal your sight. In fact, diabetic retinopathy (DR), a complication that affects the light-sensitive cells in the eye, is the leading cause of vision loss in adults ages 20 to 74 years old, according to research in the Lancet.

October 31st, 2019
4 Survivors on What It's Like to Battle Breast Cancer — and How It Has Shaped Them Today
October 17th, 2019
Watch Out! Home Hazards for People With Diabetes

No one wants to think about getting seriously hurt just going about their day in their own home, but as we age, we have an increased risk of falling. That risk is especially high if you have type 2 diabetes.

November 1st, 2019
There's A Good Reason Why The Flu Shot Hurts So Much
October 18th, 2019
How Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Is Diagnosed

Results from a breast biopsy play a crucial role.

October 14th, 2019
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6 Easy Ways to Help Your Heart

Diet and exercise are important, but they're not the only things that can help keep your heart strong. Try these easy (and fun!) ways to stay healthy.

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Raising the Risk

From disease to genetics, here's what can put added stress on your ticker - and what to do about it.

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Good vs. Bad Carbs

All carbohydrates aren't the dietary demons you may think. They can often be beneficial - especially when it comes to weight loss - if you make the right choices.

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Curb Your Sugar Addiction

Eating less of the sweet stuff can have a big impact on your health.
Causes of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene defects are leading risk factors.

October 7th, 2019
Blog Post
What Is Achalasia,and How Is It Connected to Acid Reflux?

Dealing with occasional acid reflux symptoms is certainly annoying (especially if they hit right after a nice meal out when you’re trying to sleep), but in some rare instances, heartburn (the leading symptom of acid reflux) can be a warning sign of another condition called achalasia.
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What Happens to Our Immune System When We Don’t Sleep Well?

Not getting enough quality sleep at night can make you feel groggy and all around junky the next day, but what you may not be aware of is that poor sleep can also do a number on the strength of your immune system.
Blog Post
What Does Gas Pain Actually Feel Like?

It might be embarrassing, but passing gas is a completely healthy and normal function of our digestive systems. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. That’s because when we eat, we swallow air in addition to whatever foods we’re eating, and eventually that air needs to get out. Gas can also occur when undigested food is being broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. In both instances, our bodies are helping to expel excess materials we don’t need in our systems.
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How to Help a Partner Who Has a Chronic Illness

Having a partner who is living with a chronic illness of any kind can add stress to a relationship, especially if you have no point of reference for what they’re going through. After all, if you’ve never dealt with something like the pain of fibromyalgia, or medications that have side effects like dry mouth or weight gain, how can you fully understand what you partner is dealing with?
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Can Alcohol Make Dry Mouth Worse?

If the thought of Friday happy hour keeps your gears churning through the week, you may be bummed when your dry mouth symptoms flare up after a drink or two. If this is something you’ve noticed, but weren’t sure what was happening, it’s no coincidence. Research has found that alcohol can make your dry mouth worse. Here’s how to know if you suffer from dry mouth and how to sip on a spirit or two when you’re out with friends.
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Spicy Foods You Should Avoid If You Get Heartburn

If you find that shortly after eating something spicy you start to experience the discomfort of heartburn, it’s no coincidence. While the connection between diet and heartburn has been poorly understood in the past, according to research published in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, there’s increasing scientific evidence that suggests certain trigger foods can cause heartburn in people.
This Is Your Body On CBD

Experts explain the ways the product physically and mentally affects you and when you should be cautious.

September 30th, 2019
Symptoms of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A lump in the breast and nipple discharge are some of the warning signs.

September 26th, 2019
How to Do Cardio in a Dorm or Small Apartment

If you've recently headed off to college, or traded in your beloved gym membership to help pay rent on your first apartment, you may be understandably worried that your workouts will suffer.

September 19th, 2019
Symptoms of Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma, formerly referred to as Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, resulting in pain and swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, weight loss, and more.

September 17th, 2019
9 Signs of Blood Cancer Doctors Usually Miss

Blood cancer has subtle and surprising symptoms. Doctors share the most common ones that may require a closer look.

September 10th, 2019
The Anatomy of the Frontal Bone

This bone supports the skull and helps protect the brain.

September 8th, 2019
The Last Time I Worked Out Was a Year Ago. How Do I Start Again?

It’s never too late to get back on the Bike.

September 5th, 2019
How Pharmacogenetics and Urine Screenings Help Reduce Medical Costs

Implementing testing can decrease costs and increase success rates.

July 2nd, 2019
Using Molecular Testing to Diagnose Norovirus

Giving patients a swab test can help prevent the spread of this highly contagious viral infection.

July 15th, 2019
How Peptic Ulcer Disease Is Diagnosed

Peptic ulcer disease (also referred to as stomach ulcers) are sores that develop on the lining of your stomach or small intestine.

September 3rd, 2019
3-Month Weight-Loss Workout Plan

Fact: people who lose weight slowly and consistently are more likely to keep it off, and that's exactly what you'll do with this three-month workout plan, developed by NASM-certified trainers Jess Cifelli, a master instructor at CycleBar in Wyckoff, NJ, and Gretchen Raddatz, a master coach at Row House in New York City.

August 31st, 2019
The Anatomy of the Patella

It protects the knee joint from damage.

August 30th, 2019
Using CBD to Treat Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

The benefits and research around CBD are still emerging.

August 28th, 2019
Best Dumbbell Exercises For Fat Loss

Cardio can relieve stress and keep you in shape, but if you want to burn fat and lose weight, it's important that you add weight training to your routine.

August 27th, 2019
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