Health blogs

Best health blogs to follow in 2016

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Being a happy, healthy person is much easier said than done. But these remarkable blogs, which provide quality health advice and inspiration for a healthy lifestyle, will bring you much closer.

They’re often backed by experts (otherwise we said you should take something with a grain of salt) and feature relevant voices, reminding you that we’re all on this journey together.

1. Important questions

Yoni Freedhoff, MD, director of the Bariatric Medical Institute, isn’t letting anything slip on Weighty Matters. He calls out the food industry for not inviting him to a conference and Beyoncé for being the spokesperson for Pepsi, decodes the latest puzzling studies and responds to readers who challenge him. But he doesn’t just lay out the truth about everything to do with obesity and healthy eating. He also shares fun videos and posts on the latest health news every week.

2. Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser has studied and taught alternative medicine for over 15 years. He is also the author of the bestselling novel Your Personal Paleo Code and has appeared in publications such as The Huffington Post and TIME. So what makes Kresser so great? We love that he brings up hotly debated topics (like whether coffee is right for you) and thinks that “there is no one-size-fits-all approach to diet.” Kresser aims to empower you to make healthier choices. He also creates amazing paleo-friendly recipes like Spicy Roasted Cauliflower.

3. Precision nutrition

It’s no surprise that a revolutionary fitness company like Precision Nutrition is putting up such a premium blog. We are regularly blown away by infographics and posts, which answer questions we all ask ourselves (“Would I be healthier if I stopped drinking?”) And discuss issues such as how to get the most nutrients from your diet. Most of the articles are written by John Berardi, Ph.D., one of the company’s co-founders, and are full of straightforward, actionable advice.

4. Mark’s Daily Apple

If you’re curious about that paleo diet you may have heard of, Mark’s Daily Apple is here for you. But it goes way beyond just living like a cave man. Mark Sisson, creator of The Primal Blueprint lifestyle, also publishes articles on life improvement topics, such as priorities, time or money? Plus, every week, he answers readers’ questions, making it seem like he’s there with you, every step of the way.

5. Well-being mom

Although its target audience is a bit older, Wellness Mama covers topics that anyone can support. She offers tips for health and the home, like how to reduce your plastic use, and publishes articles on other health trends, like coloring books for adults. Just keep in mind that she is not an expert, so while she cites sources for some health tips, not all of them are 100% proven and others are dated.

6. Hello healthy

This blog from the folks at MyFitnessPal combines two of our favorite things: food and fitness. By sharing delicious, healthy meals, tips for eating better, and easy and effective workouts (Did anyone say exercise adjustments for stronger glutes? Sign up.), The blog continues to engage a MyFitnessPal community. already active. Our favorite posts are the Video Workouts, which include tons of helpful tips to make sure you’re doing every move right.

7. Easy and stupid paleo

Sometimes the best recipes are the easiest. And sometimes the best advice comes in the form of hard-hitting truth bombs instead of sugar-coated treats. If these thoughts resonate with you, then Steph Gaudreau of Stupid Easy Paleo is the girl who will give you a healthy, much needed kick. Nutritious, Paleo-friendly Recipes (How good does this Thai coconut soup recipe sound?) While she isn’t an expert in every area she writes about, her knowledge of nutrition and science are reflected in all his articles.

8. JillFit

Jill Coleman’s mission is to help women create healthy, fulfilling and shameless lifestyles. On her blog, you’ll find articles on how to change your mindset about yourself as well as the workouts that she loves right now (no cardio machine required). His identifiers? Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a master’s degree in human nutrition. She also helps fitness professionals build their brand online through her coaching program.

9. Fitnessista

Gina Harvey writes her messages in a frank and totally accessible voice. She is a certified fitness instructor and personal trainer who takes great pride in her role as a military wife and mother. Her workouts are easy to follow and her recipes are straightforward, most can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Bonus: she also publishes DIY beauty recipes.

10. Zen Habits

In a world filled with constant distractions (we know the willpower required not to check Snapchat right now), Leo Babauta wrote the book on what it means to do less and be more present. But you don’t have to run to the nearest bookstore; you can check out Babuata’s thoughts on her Zen Habits site. In just a few years, Zen Habits has grown into the go-to blog for healthy habits and minimalism with popular articles on advice for 20-year-olds and unconditional self-acceptance.

11. Wod mindset

A lot of attention is devoted to exercising our body, but what about our mind? This is where Mentality WOD comes in. Based on today’s CrossFit workout, this site posts quick, actionable “workouts” to improve your thoughts, feelings, and attitudes. For example, do you want to achieve your goals? Here are three things to focus on. Blog founder Dawn Fletcher strongly believes that an improved mindset will lead to better performance, whether in the workplace or on the playground.

12. Daily yoga cut

Some of us need a cup of coffee to start the day off right. For others, a few asanas do the trick. Daily Cup of Yoga is for those who prefer the latter. It’s a blog written by casual yogis without the typical yoga jargon and teachings. Instead, the articles cover topics like what lessons we can learn from our mistakes and how to choose the right yoga teacher.

13. Little Buddha

Sometimes life can feel like an endless struggle, from issues at work to those involving our friends and family. Tiny Buddha is a blog (and a vibrant social community) where bloggers share helpful tips for dealing with life’s most difficult situations. But Tiny Buddha doesn’t just focus on these depressing topics. It promotes itself as a “primary source of peace and happiness” and celebrates love and mindfulness (and how you can achieve it). Do not hesitate to join its 3 million monthly readers.

14. TED Blog

TED talks are inspiring, motivating and above all, they teach us new things. The TED Blog does the same, in addition to keeping you up to date with all the news about TED, like the start of the talks and how a talk inspired an argument across the Pacific Ocean. The blog also shares articles designed to make you smarter and more informed, from a list of books from awesome speakers to career advice.

15. Minimalists

On the surface, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus had it all: good jobs, big houses, tons of gadgets, and enough discretionary income to always have a good time. But as they approached their 30th birthday, they realized their 70- to 80-hour work week left them dissatisfied and miserable. So they took a 21 day trip to minimalism and wrote a book about it. They attracted such an audience that they’ve blogged (and spread the minimalist gospel) ever since.