Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

She's a gene genie

... and a fitness fanatic and cancer survivor. Read one woman's amazing life story.

Updated: February 01, 2012, - 12:21 PM

How to make the most of technology

Many new gadgets are actually easier to use than the old stuff.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 01:03 PM

Technophobes are welcome here

Classes at Friendship Village and SeniorNet prove helpful for seniors.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:53 PM

It's never too late to learn

As everything goes digital, seniors lacking computer skills are missing out.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 09:14 AM

Meet your guide to full year of fitness

Charlotte Hilton Andersen has been trying out a different fitness program every month for five years. You might think by now she'd be running low on new workout ideas.

Updated: January 11, 2012, - 07:53 AM

We don't want to worry you, but ...

Cholesterol levels, toxins in food, low-carb vs. low-fat -- as if there weren't already enough health issues to worry about! We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but here are a couple more, particularly prevalent in winter, that may not have crossed your radar yet.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 04:08 PM

Can more push-ups mean fewer pills?

Exercise is Medicine program encourages doctors, patients to focus more on physical activity

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:52 PM

How to survive a Minnesota winter

Local experts offer their advice on avoiding the usual seasonal mistakes and maladies.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:43 PM

The seasonal approach to eating well

Supporters say that eating what's fresh and in season can make you healthier.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:32 PM

Try this: Circus arts

On an average night in her weekly circus-arts class -- if the word "average" and "circus-arts class" can reasonably be used in the same sentence -- Anita Kore might walk across a tightrope, spin head over feet in a wheel, stand on top of a large ball and keep her balance, climb far above the floor on long silk sashes and dangle upside down.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:29 PM

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