Ashley Mateo is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and fitness. She's passionate about wellness and how to realistically stay fit and active in our daily lives. In 2017, Ashley left a full-time magazine position to pursue full-time freelancing while traveling—and running—all over the world. You can follow Ashley on Instagram @ashleymateo.
Ashley has written for Shape, SELF, Health, RunnersWorld, Bicycling, Men's Journal, Well + Good, and mindbodygreen, among other publications.
Ashley has a degree in magazine journalism from Boston University.
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Verywell Fit is an award-winning online resource that empowers you to reach your diet and fitness goals. We take a human approach to health and wellness content and reach more than 120 million readers annually.
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