Emilia Benton Emilia Benton is a journalist primarily covering health and fitness. As a Peruvian-American Latina, she is especially passionate about bringing attention to existing racial disparities in healthcare spaces, as well as highlighting diverse voices in all elements of her sourcing and reporting. Emilia's work has appeared in outlets such as Women's Health, Runner's World, Healthline, SELF, SHAPE and the Houston Chronicle, where she previously worked as a copy editor and staff writer. Emilia is also a 10-time marathoner and in her spare time enjoys reading, baking and traveling. She lives in Houston with her husband and Boston Terrier rescue. 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.