Wellness Blogs to Keep You Happy and Healthy
The first month of the year has already come and gone, can you believe it? Do you feel like you’re already falling behind on your health and fitness goals for 2020? Or maybe, you haven’t even gotten started.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
To make it easier for you to stay on top of your game and keep up to date with the latest, we removed the guesswork and compiled a list of the top 20 health and fitness blogs to get you started, or keep you on track, this year.
Run by one of the biggest global fitness brands, Under Armour Connected Fitness, it should come as no surprise that it features an abundance of health and fitness resources. Here, you’ll find everything from recipe ideas to the newest workout trends to fitness product reviews, so make sure to add this blog to your bookmarks.
Looking for expert-level advice? Look no further. American Council of Exercise relies heavily on scientific data to support their claims on training programs and design, nutrition, and overall health and wellbeing. All the information featured is produced by renowned professionals in the industry, you never have to worry about whether you can trust the content.
3. Breaking Muscle
Breaking Muscle is the fitness industry’s top source for credible information on exercise, fitness, health and nutrition. Comprised of a team of experienced and passionate professionals, you can be reassured that the content you find is not only accurate, but is a comprehensive guide to get you to your health and fitness goals.
4. Jessi Kneeland
Body image struggles tend to come hand-in-hand with health and fitness goals, but Jessi Kneeland is devoted to helping individuals challenge negative mental habits and build self confidence while improving their physical fitness. This blog is dedicated to improving both mental and physical health, so you'll find a diverse assortment of empowering diet, fitness, and mental health pieces with a body-positive influence.
Looking for personable and relatable stories, combined with simple fitness tips and tricks? Meet Cassy Ho, award-winning fitness instructor and creator of POP Pilates. Cassey’s blog consists of lighthearted and down to earth posts about her fitness journey, and tips you can implement to help you with yours.
When we're focused on a specific goal or aspect of our health and fitness journey, we often find ourselves with a case of tunnel vision and let other components of our health fall to the wayside. This blog is just the cure for our one-track minds: mindbodygreen is a genuinely comprehensive resource that advocates holistic wellness, including emotional and spiritual health along with physical health.
7. Fitting It All In
Clare, the author behind Fitting It All In, started her blog amid feelings of isolation and confusion shortly after recovering from an eating disorder. Through the blog, she was able to share her story and provide support to others struggling with mental and physical health issues. Years later, she's a fourth-year medical student with minimal free time— her blog is packed with tips and advice for squeezing health and fitness into our whirlwind lifestyles while staying healthy mentally, too.
8. Fit Men Cook
Everyone has their “ah-ha” moment, that one point in time when you suddenly realize you need to take control of your health.. Now. For Kevin Curry that moment happened when he saw a photo of himself on a friend’s FaceBook page. With Kevin, healthy eating doesn’t need to be boring or bland. On this blog you’ll find delicious, healthy, and cost effective meals, and training tips, to help you on your lifelong fitness journey.
9. Bad Yogi
Ready to redefine “yogi”? Erin started the blog after jokingly referring to themselves as “bad yogi’s” because they didn't fit in with the stereotypical yoga-goer. Erin wanted to create an anti-clique, judgement free yoga community. Her transparent and relatable writing style allows you to get to know the real Erin, while educating you on mental health, nutrition and of course, yoga.
10. Mentality WOD
Learning how to deal with stress and pressure are integral to progressing toward a healthier overall self. Mentality WOD is dedicated to helping you improve not only your CrossFit performance but also your success in your daily life outside of the gym. If you feel like you've hit a plateau in your fitness progress, mental training may be the piece you need to reach that next level.
11. Love, Sweat, and Fitness
Sometimes the prospect of learning and making changes to our lifestyle can seem like a monumental task. Just like it was for blogger Katie Dunlop. Her journey started after college when she found herself 45 pounds overweight, tired of the ups and downs, and not sure where to turn next. She took her life in her own hands and found her passion helping other women do the same. Now a certified trainer and group fitness instructor, Katie’s blog is loaded with motivation articles, fitness and nutrition tips.
12. Carrots N Cake
Looking for your one-stop-shop for all things fitness related? Look no further. Tina started Carrots N Cake back in 2008 when she made the decision to ‘shape-up’ for her wedding day, knowing it would mean a true lifestyle change to keep the weight off. Over time, her blog has developed into a place for fitness enthusiasts alike to use as a resource for recipes, workouts, beauty and fashion, momlife and living with a chronic illness.
13. Fitness In The City
Healthy living in an urban environment comes with its own set of unique challenges. Fitness In The City is targeted at working professionals in urban settings seeking an escape through their diet and fitness pursuits. The recipe and fitness resources are fantastic, but the gorgeous food photography alone will have you hooked!
Whether you’re just starting to implement running into your exercise regime, or have a few marathons under your belt, Adidas blog Runtastic has everything you need to know about running. The blog includes articles like how to make running a daily habit, nutritional advice to support running, and testimonials of how running has changed people’s lives.
If you like data and research, this blog is for you. MindSpa uses neuro-technology to help individuals get better sleep. But their blog goes beyond sleep, and is filled with scientific research articles broken down into several different categories like circadian rhythms, female wellness, adolescent research, meditation, exercise and athletic performance, and more.
Life by Daily Burn is dedicated to helping you live a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle. The blog goes the extra mile to empower you to take control over physical, mental, and emotional lives. If your goal is to lose weight, gain strength, reduce stress, or make healthier food choices, Life provides reliable and insightful articles to help you achieve your personal goals.
17. The Balanced Life
Robin Long is a mother to four children and a fitness instructor, so she is intimately familiar with the struggles women face trying to find the time to work out somewhere in their hectic schedules. Her blog is full of free barre and Pilates workouts, lifestyle tips, and nourishing recipes striving to make health and fitness goals more attainable for busy women.
18. Eating Bird Food
Making changes to your eating habits can be challenging. That’s exactly why Brittany started her blog Eating Bird Food. Her passion is to help others live happier and healthier lives providing simple ways to implement diet changes to allow you to become your best self. The blog consists of diet specific recipes, including gluten free, diary free, vegan, paleo, and low carb, tips on how to change eating habits, and her own personal health stories.
The health and fitness industry is continually evolving, and if you love to stay on top of the latest fitness trends and healthy living tips, Well+Good is the blog for you. Articles feature the newest developments in all facets of wellness, ranging from sustainable travel tips to natural energy supplements.
Life can be difficult, confusing and well, stressful. Now try to make lifestyle changes and it becomes even more complicated. That’s where Mellow comes in. The blog is designed to help you cope with the stress that life throws at you each day, and live a healthier, more mellow life. Mellow focuses on mental health, stress management, anxiety, wellness and everything in between that plays a role in helping you enjoy life, not stress over it.