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Mercey Livingston

Well + Good

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Mercey:

10 Best Weights for Beginners To Get the Most Out of a Strength-Training Workout

Starting a new workout is often equal parts exciting and intimidating. And if you're trying to figure out all the equipment you need, the list of things to buy might be overwhelming. But for beginner strength training, all you really need is a good set of weights. → Read More

The Evvy Vaginal Microbiome Test Helps You Understand Your Bacteria *Down There*—So I Tried It

Femtech startup Evvy is hoping to help finally close the gender health gap—one vaginal swab at a time—with its new DIY test kits. → Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running: Things to Know Before Swapping the Roads for the Woods

Ready to take your runs from the treadmill to the trail? Here's some things you should know before going trail running. → Read More

Which Dry Shampoo Type is Right For Your Hair Type?

Dry shampoo can keep your hairstyle fresh for days—but which type is best for you? Here, two hair stylists break down the different types. → Read More

Why to Never Take Nutrition Advice From Fitness Experts

Taking nutrition advice from fitness experts seems safe, but it’s not. Here’s why plus how vet any dietary advice online or IRL. → Read More

Here's What Happens When You Walk a Mile a Day

Every wonder how walking a mile a day can benefit your health and longevity? We asked experts and collected research to find out. → Read More

8 Best Feminine Washes, Safe to Use Down There 2021

When washing the vulva area, it's important to choose a soap with the right ingredients. Here are derm top picks. → Read More

5 Easy A-Home Workouts For Days You Want To Not Sweat It

Try these easy at home workouts that still get your body moving but don't leave you dripping in sweat and stressed. → Read More

How to Create a Bedtime Routine, According to a Sleep Doc

Our bodies love sleep and sleep loves routine. A sleep doctor tells us how to create a bedtime routine in just five easy steps. → Read More

Start Your Day on a Positive Note by Asking These Questions

An optimism counselor gives us the three questions you should ask yourself if you want to start the day on a positive note. → Read More

This Is Why Lunch Breaks Are So Important for Focus

Losing steam in the middle of the day? Take a break and actually reset. A neuroscientist explains why lunch breaks are important for focus. → Read More

11 Best Bath Pillows for Pure Relaxation 2021

A bath pillow is a total game-changer. Take your bathtime self-care to the next level with these top-rated bath pillows. → Read More

11 Shoes Go With Everything and Are Podiatrist-Aprroved

It's not easy to find shoes that go with everything that won't have your feet cramping, squeezing, or end of day aching. We compiled a list. → Read More

How Long Should You Work Out? We Asked Experts

Wondering how long you should work out? We asked a trainer and cross-checked it with CDC guidance to get you the answer. → Read More

How Often Should You Condition Your Hair?

There are several factors to consider when it comes to how often you should condition your hair. Here are some general rules to follow. → Read More

How Trainers Are Banking on the Future of Digital Fitness

As brick-and-mortar gyms face an uncertain future, fitness trainers exit big name brands and find future opportunities in the digital space. → Read More

I'm a nurse fighting COVID-19 on the front lines in NYC—this is what my life is like right now

A medical-surgery nurse at a hospital in New York city shares what it's like to be fighting COVID-19 in the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. → Read More

Steal this 4-move core workout from a former pro dancer

Want to get dancer abs? Here, Katia Pryce shows us the six-minute workout that'll make your sweat sesh seriously fun and your core super sore. → Read More

“Queer Eye” knows Orangetheory still offers of the best sweaty workouts in the country

Orangetheory Fitness co-founder Ellen Latham shares her tips for what you need to know before trying one of its workouts for the first time. → Read More

How to tell if your workout is *really* working or if you should switch it up

You're not alone if you've ever wondered: Is my workout working? We tapped two pros to figure it out and → Read More