Karen Fittall

Karen Fittall


Karen Fittall has been a health journalist for more than 18 years. What started out as a happy accident when she landed her first full-time writing gig at a national health magazine fresh out of journalism school, fast turned into a professional love affair with the subject, and today she contributes regularly to a number of leading health organisations and publications, including Good Health and Diabetic Living magazine. She also writes patient-support-program materials for people living with cancer, heart disease and depression. Quitting the big smoke for Byron Bay 10 years ago, when she’s not in health-writing mode or trawling medical journals for new research, you’ll find her getting a daily dose of beach time with her dogs, scouting local farmers’ markets for her three favourite ingredients (watercress, garlic and cheese!) or buried in the pages of a crime-fiction novel. 
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Articles by Karen

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Sobering thoughts: is going alcohol-free for a month worth it?

Signing up for an alcohol-free month like Dry July, Febfast or Ocsober might raise money for a good cause, but how much difference will it really… read more

Karen Fittall
Karen Fittall 23 Jul 16 Reduce alcohol
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Can you be 'fat but fit'

It’s currently a trending hashtag but can you still be healthy even if you’re overweight so long as you’re fit?  

Karen Fittall
Karen Fittall 25 May 16 Be active
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Do fitness trackers really work?

The answer is yes - and no - and a lot depends on how you’re using them 

Karen Fittall
Karen Fittall 05 May 16 Be active
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How healthy are meal-kit delivery services

They take the hassle out of meal planning and grocery shopping but how healthy are they?

Karen Fittall
Karen Fittall 05 May 16 Healthy eating

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