Kirsten Nunez

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Kirsten Nunez has been a health and fitness writer at Real Simple since 2021 and has been writing for nearly a decade. She is also a regular contributor to other Dotdash Meredith brands, including Shape and Martha Stewart. Highlights: 8+ years as a journalist Contributed 60+ articles to Real Simple, Shape, Martha Stewart, and MyRecipes Created original recipes for product packaging, including Nature's Earthly Choice

About Real Simple

Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.

Latest from Kirsten Nunez
All the Reasons Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Essential for Your Health
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6 Nutrient-Packed Foods to Eat for Better Brain Health
This Is Exactly How Much Exercise You Need Per Week—and Why It's So Darn Important
5 Ways Bright-Red Goji Berries Can Boost Your Health—Especially Immunity
The 4 Healthiest Reasons to Start Drizzling Olive Oil on Everything
6 Impressive Health Benefits of Spinach, the Original Favorite Super-Green
6 Steps to Waking Up Earlier and Becoming a Morning Person
6 Exceptional Superfoods to Eat for a Strong, Healthy Immune System
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8 Sneaky Signs You’re Walking Around With Poor Gut Health
7 Heart-Healthy Foods to Eat on Repeat
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Feel Like You Ate Too Much? Here’s How to Recover From a Huge, Filling Meal
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Put Down the Sugary Sports Drink—These 9 Foods Naturally Replenish Electrolytes
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Brussels Sprouts Are as Good for You as They Are Delicious—Here Are 7 Reasons to Keep Eating Them
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8 Things That Could Be Causing Your Constipation—and How to Feel Better
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6 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Radishes, Your New Favorite, Crunchy Veggie
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6 Foods High in Vitamin E to Eat for Healthy Skin, Hair, Immunity, and More
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5 Surprising Signs You're Chewing Your Food Wrong
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6 Healthy Foods That Boost Metabolism
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Should You Be Drinking Water First Thing in the Morning? Here Are 6 Healthy Perks, According to MDs
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8 of the Tastiest Ways to Get More Calcium, From Ricotta Cheese to Leafy Greens
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9 Myths About Menopause, Debunked by Experts
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7 Common Nausea Causes—and How to Treat Them
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6 Unexpected Benefits of Doing Planks (Beyond Building Core Strength), According to Personal Trainers
How to Stay Healthy if You Sit at a Computer All Day, Every Day
8 Ways to Stay Healthy if You Sit at a Computer All Day, Every Day