Colleen Stinchcombe Colleen Stinchcombe is a health, environment, and outdoor recreation writer based near Seattle, WA. In addition to Health, her work has been published by SELF, Outside Online, Sierra Magazine, Lonely Planet, and several others. When she’s not at her desk, she’s probably running, hiking, biking, gardening, or otherwise finding a way to sweat outside. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.