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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.

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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…

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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…

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Look Inside this Plant-Strong Hospital and Meet the Cardiologist Who’s Leading the Charge (Video)

He’s the director of preventive cardiology at Montefiore Health System in Bronx, New York, and associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein…

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Harlem Globetrotter Kris ‘Hi-Lite’ Bruton on Powering Up with a Plant-Based Diet

In 2017, Harlem Globetrotter Kris “Hi-Lite” Bruton, who’s known for his high-flying slam dunks and entertaining on-court antics, pledged his allegiance to…

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A Look Inside Plant Based World: The First Vegan Trade Show in the U.S.

The Plant Based World Conference & Expo made its debut in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on…

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How a Plant-Based Diet Can Benefit Endurance Athletes’ Heart Health, Performance, and Recovery

From Olympic skater Meagan Duhamel to ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, numerous athletes have demonstrated that you don’t need to eat meat to compete….

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Is Your Doctor In? How to Talk to Your Physician About Going Plant-Based

More and more physicians are recognizing the health benefits of plant-based nutrition, but they’re not all there yet. “It’s important to have…

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Vegan in the NFL: How 15 Tennessee Titans Made the Switch

When Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan decided to go vegan for his health, little did he realize that his teammates would follow….

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Harvard Study: Plant-Based Diet Could Reduce Early Deaths by One-Third

Anybody who’s watched Forks Over Knives knows the powerful effect a plant-based diet can have on their health. Now, research at Harvard suggests that…

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