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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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, Journalism, English
New York, NY, USA|English
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popsugar.com
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1-Month Wedding Workout Plan

By the time you're one month out from your wedding, you've likely done everything except take care of yourself. Enter this workout plan from Juliet Kaska, an NASM-certified personal trainer and fitness expert for the Vionic Innovation Lab.

June, 13 2019
asaplab.com
Blog Post
Using Urinalysis in Podiatric Medicine

How this test and its results can help with treatment.

April, 22 2019
asaplab.com
Blog Post
Molecular Testing and Its Connection to Discovering Antibiotic Resistance

Preemptive lab results could help patients get faster, more effective treatment.

May, 23 2019
asaplab.com
Blog Post
School’s Out – and So Is Bacteria

Help patients enjoy their summer by diagnosing their symptoms faster.

June, 11 2019
life.spartan.com
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Should You Be Taking Pre-Workout Supplements?

If you’re prone to just peeling a banana before a workout, you might be wondering if there’s something more you could be doing to help boost your strength and endurance. That’s where pre workout supplements may come in handy. But not all supplements are created equal. Here’s how to find an effective, safe pre workout supplement—and figure out whether they’re really right for you.

May, 22 2019
life.spartan.com
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4 Signs It’s Time to Get Rid of Your Running Shoes

There’s nothing better than having a pair of perfectly broken-in sneakers, which fit like a glove (err, or a sock?) and help you train and compete seamlessly. Yet there is such a thing as a running shoe lifespan — your sneakers can only stand so much, and there comes a point when your broken-in sneaks become a little too broken in, leaving you at risk for foot and ankle problems if you don’t swap them out.

May, 16 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Health Benefits of Oat Bran

Oat bran is a piece of an oat grain. An oat grain is processed to remove the inedible exterior body of the grain. This leaves behind the oat groat, and oat bran is the outer layer of this oat groat kernel, which is right underneath the inedible grain portion.

May, 23 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Health Benefits of Soy

Soy is a product that comes from soybean, a legume that is prevalent in East Asia. It is found in many foods including milk, tofu, and processed foods like breads and cereals. Soy is most commonly eaten as a plant protein as it has all the amino acids that act as the building blocks of protein.

May, 22 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Health Benefits of Copper Sulfate

Copper sulfate is an inorganic compound that combines copper and sulfate. In its liquid or powdered form it’s most commonly called basic copper sulfate, BSC copper fungicide, CP basic sulfate, or tri-basic copper sulfate. In its solid, crystal-shaped stone form (known as a pentahydrate) it’s known as blue stone or blue vitriol for its blue color. In this form, it’s a popular raw material for producing other types of copper salts.

May, 22 2019
verywellhealth.com
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The Health Benefits of Lycopene

Lycopene is a natural compound that is found in bright red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelon, and grapefruit. Lycopene is a carotenoid, which are yellow, orange, or red pigments that give this color to its plants. Lycopene has been linked to many health benefits, including disease prevention and protection.

May, 22 2019
popsugar.com
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Why Do I Wake Up in the Middle of the Night?

If you have no trouble falling asleep but find yourself randomly waking up in the middle of the night for seemingly no reason at all, you're not alone. In fact, it isn't unusual or concerning, as long as you're able to fall right back to sleep. "It's normal to wake up at the end of a sleep cycle, typically every 90 to 120 minutes during the night," Brandon Peters, MD, who specializes in sleep medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, told POPSUGAR. "If less than five minutes, these awakenings may not even be remembered."

May, 22 2019
blog.onepeloton.com
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How I Get It Done: The Best Peloton Mom Hacks for Squeezing In a Workout

Steal a few of these hacks the next time you find you’re strapped for time.

May, 6 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Can You Lose Weight by Working Out 30 Minutes a Day?

If you're strapped for time, you might wonder if you should even bother working out, but 30 minutes is really all you need to maintain a healthy weight and even shed a few pounds. In fact, shorter bouts of exercise may make you more likely to stick to a workout routine, and consistency is key.

May, 20 2019
popsugar.com
Article
How Often Should I Walk to Lose Belly Fat?

Here's how quickly you can plan on seeing results.

May, 20 2019
huffpost.com
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Here's What Happens To Your Body When You Drink In The Heat

Sure, alcohol is delightful in sunny weather. But it can have consequences if you're not careful.

May, 15 2019
popsugar.com
Article
How Do I Treat Sore Neck Muscles?

Experts share tips for soothing neck pain, as well as the red flags that could signal that it's something more serious.

May, 14 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Is the Paleo Diet Low-Carb?

If you've just started following a Paleo diet — or wondered whether it's right for you — you may find the idea of eliminating grains and legumes particularly challenging. After all, carbs are fuel, and there are few sources more virtuous than black beans or quinoa. So, is the Paleo diet low-carb?

May, 13 2019
nicorette.com
Article
5 Tips For Dealing With Cigarette Cravings at Work

Feeling the urge to light up right before a big meeting? Learn how to curb those feelings quickly.

theraflu.com
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Is the Saying ‘Feed a Cold Starve a Fever’ Actually True?

Plus some science-backed ways to help relieve symptoms of a cold and fever fast and effectively.

popsugar.com
Article
Is a Low-Carb Diet Effective?

Experts share how to make a low-carb diet work for you and your health goals.

April, 29 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Why Do I Get a Headache on My Period?

It's bad enough that once a month women have to deal with unpleasant period symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and bloating, but if you find that your head begins to pound just before you start — or shortly after — your hormones are probably to blame for that, too.

April, 18 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Why Do I Sweat So Much at Night?

Experts share the most common reasons and what to do about it.

April, 16 2019
popsugar.com
Article
How to Start Using Free Weights

Experts share how to get started with your own weightlifting routine, so you can meet whatever goals you've set for yourself.

April, 15 2019
huffpost.com
Article
This Is The Difference Between Probiotics And Prebiotics

Plus, how to make sure you're getting enough of each so you're healthy.

April, 15 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?

Even if you know someone who has lost weight while intermittent fasting, you might be skeptical. After all, you've always been told that the formula for weight loss is calories in, calories out — so how can a plan that doesn't require counting calories, at least not in the traditional sense, actually work? The answer is relatively simple: fasting is thought to shift hormone levels so your body can more easily access stored fat. But there's more than one method for doing this and a few common mistakes that can throw you off track. Here's how to make sure your efforts are rewarded.

April, 12 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Effective Way to Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

An Effective Way to Prevent Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

March, 26 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
The Health Benefits of Corydalis

A Flower Used for Insomnia, Depression, and More

April, 11 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
The Health Benefits of Xylitol

Fighting Tooth Decay and Ear Infections

April, 10 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Renal Tubular Acidosis

Learn the effects of acid build-up in the kidneys.

April, 10 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Klippel-Feil Syndrome

A Condition That Causes Headaches and Limited Mobility

April, 10 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
What Is a Radioactive Iodine Uptake Test?

A scan that shows thyroid function after you take an iodine pill.

March, 26 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
What Is a Free Triiodothyronine Test?

Understanding Your Thyroid Function

March, 26 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
What Is a Free Thyroxine Test?

It helps determine thyroid function and diagnose thyroid diseases.

March, 26 2019
popsugar.com
Article
9 Signs You Have a Pollen Allergy — and What to Do About It If You Do

If this warmer weather sends you into never-ending bouts of sniffling and sneezing, there's a good chance you suffer from seasonal allergies — and more specifically, a pollen allergy.

April, 10 2019
parents.com
Article
Using Chemical Sunscreen During Pregnancy May Cause a Rare Birth Defect

Sunscreen with oxybenzone could affect your newborn's health, according to a new study. Here's what doctors have to say about it.

April, 8 2019
mydenturecare.com
Article
The Positives of Dating Again in Your 50s

The perks of dating as you get older from matchmaker, dating coach, and relationship expert Julianne Cantarella, MSW.

popsugar.com
Article
Here's Why Experts Say You Should Cut Back on Carbs If You Want to Lose Belly Fat

There's a reason so many people lose weight on a low-carb diet, including shedding stubborn belly fat. "Those who eat high-carbohydrate diets, particularly diets high in processed, simple carbs, are prone to fat accumulation around the abdominal region," Gabby Geerts, a registered dietitian at Green Chef, told POPSUGAR. So, while you can't specifically target belly fat, reducing your carb intake may prevent you from putting on more, while bolstering your metabolism so you can lose weight and keep it off. Here, experts explain the connection and how to cut carbs effectively.

March, 31 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Paleo vs. the Mediterranean Diet

If you're on the hunt for a plan to help you kick-start (or restart) healthier eating habits, you've likely come across two popular mainstays in this arena: the Mediterranean diet and the Paleo diet. While both claim a number of health benefits (including weight loss), there are some major differences that may make or break your commitment to either plan. This guide can help you decide which one is right for you.

March, 25 2019
foodnetwork.com
Article
8 Baking Hacks to Steal from Pastry Chefs

Find out how frozen butter, lemon-lime soda and your oven light can make baking more successful.

foodnetwork.com
Article
10 Restaurant Kitchen Hacks You Can Totally Use at Home

These clever chefs have figured out how to peel eggs fast, avoid onion tears, stop plastic wrap frustration and more.

popsugar.com
Article
3-Month Wedding Workout Plan

If you're planning a wedding, you've already got a lot of things on your plate. Stressing about your workouts shouldn't be one of them. That's why we've created this three-month plan with Bikram yoga instructor and NASM-certified personal trainer Monique Crous, founder of bodē nyc and HOT HIIT. Establishing a routine will help ensure you remain a priority in the months leading up to the big day, and with a combination of cardio and strength training, these workouts are just what you need to feel healthy, toned, and confident walking down the aisle.

March, 17 2019
verywellhealth.com
Article
An Overview of Ivacaftor

Ivacaftor is a prescription drug used to aid in the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients that have a specific gene mutation. The drug was developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, an American Boston-based company, in partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It is the first drug targeted toward cystic fibrosis patients that treats the causes of cystic fibrosis as opposed to the symptoms of it.

March, 1 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is the Cancer Moonshot Initiative?

The Cancer Moonshot initiative is a coalition launched by the Obama administration in January 2016 with a goal of finding vaccine-based immunotherapy options against cancer. It was launched by Vice President Joe Biden after President Barack Obama challenged America to end cancer during his final State of the Union Address.

March, 1 2019
verywellhealth.com
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What Is a Vascular Graft?

A vascular graft (also called vascular bypass) is a surgical procedure that redirects blood flow from one area of the body to another by reconnecting the blood vessels. This is most commonly done in order to bypass diseased or blocked areas of the body—such as an artery—in order to improve blood flow throughout the body.

March, 4 2019
huffpost.com
Article
4 Types Of Back Pain You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Back pain typically isn’t something to stress about ― but there are a few specific circumstances in which you might want to, well, watch your back.

March, 13 2019
popsugar.com
Article
Whole30 vs. the Mediterranean Diet

If you've recently committed to overhauling your eating habits — and maybe shedding a few pounds in the process — figuring out exactly which approach to take can be daunting. But it doesn't have to be that complicated. Here, dietitians share the differences between two of the most popular diets right now: Whole30 and the Mediterranean diet. Read on to learn if either of them is right for you.

February, 23 2019
popsugar.com
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Intermittent Fasting Guide For Women

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been shown to help with weight loss, boost immunity, and even prevent disease, but before you dive in, you should know that IF may affect women's bodies differently from men's, and adjusting your plan for those factors could be the key to reaching whatever goals you've set for yourself.

February, 28 2019
nicorette.com
Blog Post
5 Ways to Make This the Year You Finally Get Over Smoking

Use these strategies to help yourself kick nicotine cravings to the curb!

us.sensodyne.com
Blog Post
5 Unusual New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make in 2019

Try one of these unusual - yet simple - New Year’s Resolutions for a healthy 2019.

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How I Taught My Son to Enjoy Brushing His Teeth

It’s not always easy to convince toddlers to do things (especially healthy things). Here’s how one mom taught her son to enjoy brushing.

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