Nicole Clancy

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Nicole Clancy has been a freelance health and wellness writer since 1990. She is the founder of Health Your Way Online, and her column, Simply Fit, was a regular feature in the Santa Barbara Newspress for 14 years. Nicole's articles have been internationally syndicated in Vogue, Glamour and Easy Living. She's also contributed to Real Simple, O, Rachael Ray, Reveal, Country Living, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Oxygen, Yoga Journal, Shape, Runners World, Trail Runner, Body and Soul, SELF, Redbook, Prevention, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Her Sports, Good Housekeeping, Girls Life, Triathlete Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine and Woman Magazine, as well as various health/fitness trade publications.

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Latest from Nicole Clancy
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The 4-7-8 Breathing Method Can Help You (Finally) Fall Asleep—Here's How to Do It
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Adjusting Your Sleeping Position Could Be the Secret to a Better Night's Sleep
How to Choose the Best Workout Shoes - athletic shoes
Are You Wearing the Wrong Shoes for Your Workout? Here's How to Tell
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True Cinnamon Boasts Some Sweet Benefits—Here's How to Tell if You're Eating the Real Deal
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6 Easy Ways to Beat Sore Feet
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Broccoli Is One of the Healthiest Greens You Can Eat—Here Are 5 Nutritious Benefits to Prove It
5 Terrific Ways Tart Cherries Can Boost Your Health
Are Onions Good for You? Health Benefits of Onions are commonly chopped
Onions Are Extremely Good for You—Here Are 3 Healthy Benefits to Prove It
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6 Creative Hobbies That Double as Stress-Busters
Nettle tea benefits and recipe: nettle infusion tea on a green background
Nettle Tea Is an Age-Old Herbal Remedy—Here Are Its Top 4 Health Benefits (and How to Make It at Home)
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Not Drinking Enough Water Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do When Stressed—Here's Why
Beet Nutrition: Fresh Beet Salad on Yellow Table Setting
6 Nutritional Benefits of Beets You Probably Didn't Know
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Journaling Is Scientifically Linked to Happiness—Here Are 5 Easy Tips to Start Writing More
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5 Healthy Reasons to Sip Cinnamon Tea
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3 Low-Impact Types of Exercise That Relieve Stress While Building Strength
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6 Simple Yoga Stretches That Melt Away Muscle Tension
Apps That Help You Stick to Goals: Office, school supplies with white blank copy space screen smart phone on yellow and white background
6 Apps That Will Help You Hit Your Personal Goals
Cold Weather Exercise Risks and Tips: Woman stretching outside in the snow
How Cold Is Too Cold to Exercise Outside? Here's How to Stay Safe and Warm During Winter Workouts
Health Lifestyle Podcasts for Motivation: woman with headphones listening to podcast
6 Motivational Podcasts for Living Your Happiest, Healthiest Life
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How to Start Meditating at Home for a Quieter Mind
Muscle tension from tech: Solutions and stretches to undo tech neck and more
How to Undo Soreness and Muscle Tension Caused by Technology
Relaxing exercises for a home massage - foam roller exercises and small ball rolling exercises
4 Self-Massage Techniques That Can Help You Relax at Home