We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Men are significantly less likely to visit a doctor than women are. Coupled with unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle choices, both at home and at work, and it’s not hard to see why a whopping 12 percent of adult men in the United States are in fair or poor health. Only about half get the recommended amount of exercise, and about 35 percent are considered obese.
Men’s health is a serious matter, and how we talk about it matters. We chose the following blogs because of what they’re doing to raise awareness or simply get people talking about men’s health.
The Good Men Project
The Good Men Project was started by Tom Matlock in 2009 in an effort to collect life stories from men from all stages and walks of life. Matlock found more similarities than differences. The stories inspired a book, and later a movie. Now, the blog offers these stories and much, much more. We love that the posts are most often personal essays, and that they offer a unique, intimate look into the issues facing men on a daily basis.
Tweet them @GoodMenProject
Guy Wisdom by Men’s Health
Most people recognize Men’s Health magazine. It’s been around for years, and hard copies can still be found in bookstores and airports. The website is a similar resource for useful health articles, and we particularly like the blog Guy Wisdom, where you can find helpful articles on exercise, nutrition, grooming, and mental health.
Tweet them @MensHealthMag
Brad Pilon has been interested in weightlifting and bodybuilding since he was a child. That interest eventually led him to study various approaches to nutrition, as well as to author his own book “Eat Stop Eat” and this blog. Pilon offers simple, actionable advice for getting the body you’ve always wanted, inside and out. We love his no-nonsense approach and his writing style. His well-informed posts make understanding fitness easy.
Mark’s Daily Apple
Mark’s Daily Apple is run by Mark Sisson, a former elite endurance athlete. His blog focuses on all things fitness, including nutrition, exercise, and general healthy living. He blogs about superfoods and eating according to a “primal” diet. The community of readers makes each post a dynamic discussion.
Tweet him @Mark_Sisson
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. is a men’s health advocate and the author of 10 books, including “Male Menopause” and “The Irritable Male Syndrome.” MenAlive isn’t just for men, but also for the women who care about them. Its purpose: to help men achieve optimal health. We love the topic variety here, as Diamond doesn’t only focus on nutrition and fitness but also spends time addressing mental health topics, like depression and stress.
Tweet him @MenAliveNow
Men’s Health Advice from Verywell
On Verywell’s men’s health blog, you can get up to speed on everything from nutrition and holistic living, to sexual issues and sports injuries. Some articles highlight symptoms you might overlook, while others suggest healthier lifestyle choices. Still others answer longstanding questions, like why men have nipples. We like the variety of content and the fact that the stories here are vetted by a team of medical advisors.
Men’s Health Forum
The Men’s Health Forum is a nonprofit organization based in London. Its goal is to advocate for men’s health and men’s health research through conferences, training, work with officials, and publications. Their blog is a vast resource on a wide variety of men’s health topics. Erectile dysfunction, drugs, foot care, stress, and diet are just the tip of the iceberg.
Tweet them @MensHealthForum
Talking About Men’s Health
We love blogs that bring together trustworthy and engaging voices. Talking About Men’s Health does just that, with a large panel of contributors that include men’s health experts, sexual health experts, family doctors, officials from government organizations, and a team of knowledgeable writers. Because the knowledge base is so broad, you’ll find a variety of intriguing and important topics here — from learning to identify the signs of an abdominal aortic aneurysm to the importance of having engaging hobbies.
Tweet them @TAMHBlog
Turek on Men’s Health Blog
Dr. Paul Turek is a men’s reproductive health expert and award-winning urologist. Because of his background, many of the topics here cover sexual health, but you’ll also find reviews of new medical research and easy to read explainers. We love how Dr. Turek breaks down complicated subjects for both men and their doctors, like a recent post on the importance of getting men engaged in their own health.
Tweet them @TheTurekClinic
When it comes to navigating health care in the U.S., insurance is a major component — and one that is far from easy to understand. InsureBlog is edited by two insurance experts, Henry Stern and Bob Vineyard, with several more contributors. If you’re looking for information on insurance from the people who work in the field daily, you’ll find it here, along with editorials on insurance policy.
Tweet them @insureblog