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Karen Asp

Karen Asp, MA, CPT, VLCE, is a leading journalist and author who covers fitness, health, nutrition, animals, and travel. A former Woman’s Day contributing editor, she writes regularly for dozens of publications, including Better Homes and Gardens, Clean Eating, Eating Well, Martha Stewart Living, O, Oxygen, Prevention, Real Simple, Sentient MediaThe Beet (as contributing health editor), USA Today, VegNews (as contributing writer) and Women’s Health. She is the author of Anti-Aging Hacks: 200+ Ways to Feel—and Look—Younger. Karen is also a certified fitness trainer, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, plant-powered athlete with several Nordic walking world records, and a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate graduate through eCornell.

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Vegan Fridays Come to NYC Public Schools

The more than 1 million students in New York City Public Schools  have a new reason to look forward to Fridays. On…

External doors of an NYC Public school see article

Catching up with Weight-Loss Warrior Chef AJ

Photo by Jamie Everhart Chef AJ is a force to be reckoned with. Since overcoming her own struggles with obesity and food…

Chef AJ see article

Plant Based World Returns to New York City

After taking a hiatus in 2020, the Plant Based World Conference and Expo, the largest trade conference focused on plant-based foods, returned…

plant based world conference see article

Catching Up with 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts

Former professional soccer player Heather Mitts hung up her cleats in 2013, but she hasn’t stayed on the sidelines over the past…

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts Prepares to Kick a Soccer Ball see article

World-Famous Climber Steph Davis on Why She’s Vegan

From Yosemite to Patagonia, Steph Davis has made hundreds of breathtaking ascents to become one of the world’s most accomplished climbers. For…

Rock Climber Steph Davis on a Steep Rockface, Rope Climbing see article

7 Stories of Personal and Professional Transformation Sparked by ‘Forks Over Knives’

Since Forks Over Knives was released, many have shared stories of how the documentary inspired them to turn their health around with…

Three Photos: 1) David Carter, 2) Suzy Amis Cameron, and 3) Dr. James Loomis see article

Kim Scheuer, MD, Is Empowering Aspen’s County Employees to Reach Peak Health

Kim Scheuer, MD, experienced the power of lifestyle medicine firsthand, when she transitioned from a vegetarian diet filled with cheese and junk…

Director of a CHIP Lifestyle Program Dr. Kim Scheuer shown hiking a trail with a backpack on.- see article

Jiujitsu Champ Jay Oliveira Doesn’t Need Meat to Compete

Photo by Michele LaCamera  A plant-based diet helped fuel Jay Oliveira’s rise to Brazilian jiujitsu champion. At 47 years old, he remains…

Jiujitsu martial artist Jay Oliveira stands by a stone wall in front of a small harbor see article

Meet Betty Holston Smith, the 79-Year-Old Vegan Competing in 100-Mile Races

Betty Holston Smith, a running coach from Rockville, Maryland, has logged over 100,000 miles, including 85 marathons, 29 ultramarathons, and countless half-marathons…

Betty Holston Smith running see article

Olympic Cyclist Dotsie Bausch on Why Athletes Are Going Plant-Based

When pro cyclist Dotsie Bausch went vegan back in 2009, it was out of a desire to help animals, not to improve…

Dotsie Bausch, one of many plant-based athletes see article

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