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Karen Asp, MA, CPT, VLCE

Karen Asp is a 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 Media, The 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. Asp is also a certified fitness trainer, vegan lifestyle coach and educator, and a plant-powered athlete with several Nordic walking world records. She earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition through eCornell. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

All Contributions from Karen Asp, MA, CPT, VLCE (19)

Losing Weight on a Plant-Based, Vegan Diet: Tips for Success

A whopping 49.1 percent of Americans actively tried to lose weight within the last calendar year, according to the Centers for Disease…

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Is Soy Bad for You? Here’s What the Science Says

There is perhaps no other plant-based food that’s more controversial than soy. Many people have shunned soy from their diet, fearing that…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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