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The internet is saturated with health advice. But not all of it is high quality. Knowing where to turn for the best health content can make a major difference, not only to your health smarts, but also ultimately to how you feel.
More than 78 million American adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity, and even being overweight, can increase your risks of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other health problems. By managing your lifestyle, getting the recommended 150 minutes per week of exercise, and eating well, you can help prevent obesity, illness, and even depression. These blogs can help.
The Atlantic: James Hamblin, MD
James Hamblin is a senior editor at The Atlantic, and writes the magazine’s health column. His articles cover everything from the truth about what “natural” means on a food label to a personal experiment to test whether showering is something we really need to do. Not only are his pieces backed by a medical degree, they’re a joy to read.
Tweet him @jameshamblin
Alex Caspero is a dietitian and yoga teacher dedicated to helping people discover their “happy weight” through lifestyle changes, not dieting. On her blog, she shares one delicious recipe after another, all of which are vegetarian. From spicy noodle bowls to homemade strawberry balsamic ice cream, you’re always in for a treat here.
Tweet her @delishknowledge
Dietitian Cassie’s Blog
Cassie Bjork is a dietitian coach dedicated to dispelling all the misinformation out there about nutrition and getting people away from unhealthy dieting. One of her passions is sugar sensitivity, and she also blogs about topics like the side effects of supplements, cheat days, and how stress affects our bodies.
Tweet her @dietitiancassie
Fit Bottomed Girls
Fit Bottomed Girls is a blog run by three friends, Kristen Seymour, Jennipher Walters, and Erin Whitehead, who are all dedicated to living healthy and fulfilled lives. There’s an unending variety of posts, ranging from workout tips to product reviews to personal essays. We love their recent “Positive Body Image Challenge” series. Each post details a few tips for how to better see yourself in a positive and loving light.
Tweet them @FitBottomedGirl
Happy Fit Mama
Angela is a “fit mama” to twins and a certified clinical exercise psychologist. She’s also an avid runner and running coach. She posts great running workouts and motivational essays, and we really like her use of graphics. If you’re looking for new, healthy food ideas, you can find those here too, all organized under the “recipes” tab.
Tweet her @happyfitmama
Healthy. Happy. Life.
Kathy Patalsky is a full-time blogger, writer, and vegan dish creator. On her blog, you’ll find vegan recipes that even a meat eater will crave. There are videos and posts recounting Kathy’s travels. Her delicious recipes include breakfasts like peanut butter cookie oatmeal, main courses like pineapple teriyaki portobello burgers, and desserts like PB&J vegan cheesecake.
Tweet her @lunchboxbunch
Countless people use MyFitnessPal to log and track their daily eating and exercise habits. But did you know the website and app also had its own blog? On HelloHealthy, you will find some really great healthy living tips, exercise information, and answers to all of your diet questions. Some recent entries include advice on how to curb your junk food cravings and one on the dangers of starvation diets.
Tweet them @MyFitnessPal
Love Life Surf
Christine is a yoga teacher, runner, mother, lover of all things fitness, and a “wannabe surfer.” Her blog encompasses all of these things, and more. She posts about her life, balancing her many roles, and how she does it with a level, healthy head. We love her yoga tips, kitchen advice, and reflective posts, like “What I learned from running in the rain.”
Tweet her @cyu888
Heather is a wife and mother of three, and her blog is a place for all things natural. According to Heather, her attraction to a healthy lifestyle began when she found out consistent low-fat dieting had reduced her cholesterol to nearly undetectable, and dangerously low, levels. She had to get healthy before she could get pregnant, and that’s when her journey began. Her blog features really great recipes as well as solutions for a cleaner and happier home.
Tweet her @mommypotamus
Peanut Butter Fingers
If you’ve ever been caught with your fingers inside the peanut butter jar, you and Julie Fagan may be kindred spirits. This mom and personal trainer believes in eating healthy and enjoying life. She posts about her workouts, her family life, and what she loves to cook and eat. We love her recipes, like coconut French toast casserole, and her regular “Things I’m Loving” posts.
Tweet her @PBFingers
Precision Nutrition’s Blog
Precision Nutrition specializes in nutrition counseling and coaching. If you’ve struggled to get your diet under control for weight loss, athletic performance, or any other reason, their services may be right for you. But even if you aren’t a paying client, their blog will no doubt pique your interest. They post nutrition information from their experts and great advice on making a healthier diet work for you.
Real Mom Nutrition
Sally Kuzemchak is a mom of two as well as a registered dietitian. Along with real talk about how many fruits and veggies your kids should really be eating per day, you’ll find delicious recipes (try her wild rice, pear, and sweet potato salad), book suggestions, snack ideas, parenting tips, family food diaries, and a whole lot more.
Tweet her @RMNutrition
Sarah Wilson is a former journalist and New York Times best-selling author. Her blog is about everything health, but is particularly focused on autoimmune diseases, biking, and how to live without sugar. You’ll find posts that discuss Sarah’s natural approach to healthy living, which involves traditional Chinese medicine, regular exercise, and meditation.
Tweet her @_sarahwilson_
Toby Amidor’s Blog
Toby Amidor is a dietitian and cookbook author, and a big fan of Greek yogurt! Her blog features guest posts from other dietitians, making this a great place to get your fix for a wide range of nutrition topics, from late night snacking in college, to what pregnant women should know about eating fish. She also shares recipes, meal ideas, and book suggestions.
Tweet her @tobyamidor