The Top 50 Healthy Living Blogs: Post, Articles and The Best Online Resources to Help You Live Healthier and Happier

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Getting healthy is a lifestyle change, not a one-size-fits-all solution. Total wellness involves getting enough exercise, ample sleep, reducing stress, eating right and more. Whether you’re looking to make an overnight, complete change or gradually develop positive habits, advice from experts is always helpful.

Here are 50 healthy lifestyle blogs you should be reading to aid your commitment to health and wellness. Some lean more toward fitness, others food, and still others have a h lifestyle and motivational angle. Whatever your mojo, there are blogs here to perfectly suit your personality and style preferences, along with a multitude of leading expert opinions and advice on many popular diet methodologies.

Finally, please note that this list is in no particular order.

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1. Healthy Tipping Point

@caitlinhtp
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Caitlin Boyle’s Healthy Tipping Point blog is jam-packed with advice on everything from work/life balance to fitness tips and healthy recipes.

Three posts we like from Healthy Tipping Point:

2.Blogilates

@Blogilates

Blogilates is, as its name suggests, a blog about pilates. But it’s much more than that, with meal plans, workout calendars, free workout videos, and lots of motivation from Casey Ho, a certified fitness instructor and the creator of POP Pilates.

Three posts we like from Blogilates:

3. Fitting It All In

@FittingItAllIn
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“Keeping busy, staying healthy,” is the motto of Fitting It All In blogger Clare Brady. Brady shares her secrets for maintaining a healthy lifestyle while packing in all the day-to-day activities that prevent many from eating right and staying fit. A future doctor, Brady talks about fitness and nutrition, as well as eating disorders, mental health and body image.

Three posts we like from Fitting It All In:

4.MizFitOnline

@MizFitOnline

Carla Birnberg blogs at MizFitOnline, which she launched in 2007 to share her passion with fitness and health with the world. A blogger since 2001, Carla has been recognized by a variety of leading women’s health and lifestyle publications, including Women’s Day, Shape Magazine and Fitness Magazine, as well as prestigious business publications like the Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur.com.

Three posts we like from MizFitOnline:

5. Run to the Finish

@RuntotheFinish
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Amanda Brooks is a marathon runner and journalist who found a niche for keeping herself accountable while sharing her motivational and success secrets with the world. While Brooks started out with her first marathon in her junior year of college, she now runs the gamut from kick-boxing to kayaking and meditation to healthy cooking.

Three posts we like from Run to the Finish:

6. Sarah Fit

@SarahDussault

Sarah Fit aims to “enable your passion for healthy living.” A professional trainer and fitness junkie, Sarah blogs on everything from the gluten-free diet to fitness strategies, recipes for healthy eating, product reviews and more.

Three posts we like from Sarah Fit:

7. Fit Bottomed Girls

@FitBottomedGirl
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Fit Bottomed Girls, launched in 2008, posts multiple times each week with tips on fitness and sensible eating. The blog includes reviews of workout DVDs, food tips and other advice designed to take the guesswork out of getting healthy—in line with their belief that wellness is attainable for everyone. You’ll also find a slew of fitness tools, like a BMI calculator, ideal weight and nutritional needs calculators, calorie burn estimates by activity, and other useful goodies.

Three posts we like from Fit Bottomed Girls:

8. FitFluential

@FitFluential

FitFluential isn’t just your average blog. It’s a nationwide community of leading fitness experts and enthusiasts, gathering in one convenient blog to share their top workout tips, weight loss secrets, and motivational tidbits. FitFluential was founded by Kelly Olexa in 2008. Between Motivational Mondays, Ambassador Spotlights and FitFluential Transformations, you’ll find plenty of motivation here to become your own best, healthiest self.

Posts we like from FitFluential:

9. Food Politics

@marionnestle
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Marion Nestle, who is actually Paulette Goddard, Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, blogs at Food Politics. Goddard chaired the department for more than a decade, between 1988 and 2003. Today, she shares her expertise on all things food and nutrition at Food Politics.

Three posts we like from Food Politics:

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11. Q by Equinox

@Equinox
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Q is an editorial site by Equinox aiming to “change the conversation on fitness and wellness.” With a variety of contributors with professional credentials, Q by Equinox is a valuable site for obtaining leading expertise in the fitness sphere.

Three posts we like from Q by Equinox:

13. Nerd Fitness

@SteveKamb
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“Level up your life, every single day,” is the motivational motto at Nerd Fitness, where Steve Kamb serves as the “rebel leader.” Steve shares personal stories from average joes who overcome the odds and achieve their goals, effectively demonstrating that anyone can do it.

Three posts we like from Nerd Fitness:

14. Choosing Raw

@ChoosingRaw

Gena, a pre-med, post-bacc student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., former book editor, and certified clinical nutritionist (C.C.N.), spends her free time creating healthy recipes and blogging about living a healthy lifestyle. Her work has been published in a variety of publications both in print and online, but you can find an abundance of valuable information right at her own blog, Choosing Raw.

Three posts we like from Choosing Raw:

15. Robb Wolf

@robbwolf
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Robb Wolf is an advocate for the Paleo Diet, a former research chemist and author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. He also conducts seminars and shares his expertise with hundreds of thousands of people through podcasts, as well as his blog. In addition to Wolf, other regular contributors also weigh in with expertise.

Three posts we like from Robb Wolf:

16. Carrots ‘n’ Cake

@CarrotsNCake

Carrots ‘n’ Cake is run by 33-year-old Tina, a healthy eating and lifestyle enthusiast who has a published book and a few different professional training certifications under her belt. She’s an outdoors and fitness lover, and managing Carrots ‘n’ Cake is her full-time job along with contributing to Health.com, working with Reebok and FitFluential, and a few other projects.

Three posts we like from Carrots ‘n’ Cake:

17. The Fitnessista

@fitnessista
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The Fitnessista offers healthy eating tips and recipes, along with quick workouts for busy people who want to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Run by Gina, a group fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Three posts we like from The Fitnessista:

18. The Lean Green Bean

@LeanGrnBeanBlog

Lindsay, a registered dietician, healthy living blogger, and freelance writer, shares healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and more at The Lean Green Bean.

Three posts we like from The Lean Green Bean:

19. Chef Katelyn

@ChefKatelyn
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Katelyn Block is a student at Syracuse University, Cross Fit enthusiast and lover of all things health and wellness. She’s not actually a professional chef, although you’d never know it with the abundance of delicious-yet-healthy recipes she shares on her blog.

Three posts we like from Chef Katelyn:

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20. Run Eat Repeat

@RunEatRepeat

Run Eat Repeat is a five-year-old blog run by Monica, a Southern Californian obsessed with healthy food and fitness. Monica uses “intuitive eating” to lose weight and keep it off, sharing her tips for effective weight loss with the world.

Three posts we like from Run Eat Repeat:

21. Healthful Pursuit

@be_healthful
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Leanne Vogel is a holistic nutritionist who was forced into her dietary habits by serious food allergies. Instead of stressing over it, she’s embraced it, finding unique and innovative ways to work around her various dietary restrictions while still maintaining healthy eating habits—and making delicious food.

Posts we like from Healthful Pursuit:

22. Peanut Butter Fingers

@PBFingers

Peanut Butter Fingers was born in September 2009 to blogger, freelance writer, group exercise instructor and personal trainer Julie Fagan. Fagan shares her secrets for health and wellness, recipes, fitness tips and random musings.

Three posts we like from Peanut Butter Fingers:

24. HuffPost Healthy Living

@HealthyLiving

The Huffington Post’s Healthy Living section covers everything from ergonomics to mainstream health news and advice, along with recipes, wellness, and mental health tips.

Three posts we like from HuffPost Healthy Living:

25. Back at Square Zero

@BackatSquare0
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Back at Square Zero chronicles teacher and blogger Abby’s struggles as she makes her way from average living to complete healthy lifestyle. Abby keeps it real with down-to-earth posts about what it’s really like—both pros and cons—to navigate your way from average to fit and healthy. She blogs about running, training, general fitness, and healthy eating tips and recipes.

Three posts we like from Back at Square Zero:

26. Better with Veggies

@BetterwithVeg

Better with Veggies is about “Adventures in Food, Fitness and Life.” Heather, an athlete, coach, and veggie-lover, talks about the evolution of her personal diet—from full vegetarian to incorporating fish and seafood, along with limited dairy products. Throughout her journey, she blogs her trials and tribulations, sharing what she’s learned, useful tips, and valuable resources for fellow veggie-lovers.

Three posts we like from Better with Veggies:

28. The Daily Balance

@TheDailyBalance

The Daily Balance is “helping others find balance, one day at a time.” The blog covers motivation, motherhood, product reviews, healthy eating tips and recipes, exercise and more, all while helping you discover balance in the midst of the chaos we call life.

Three posts we like from The Daily Balance:

29. Dietician on the Run

@heathercRD
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Dietician on the Run blogger Heather is a registered dietician, marathoner, yoga lover, and kitchen experimenter who now lives in Washington, D.C. but is originally from the Southwest. With a B.S. in Nutrition from Penn State University, Heather shares her valuable expertise on incorporating a healthy diet and fitness into your daily lifestyle.

Three posts we like from Dietician on the Run:

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31. Eat Simple Love Yoga

@EatLoveYoga
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Eat Simple Love Yoga blogger Meg keeps herself busy with a variety of projects—she’s a Nutrition and Public Health Graduate Student, Yoga Instructor, Corporate Wellness Consultant, and Freelance Writer/Designer. Her goal is to help others take charge of their own health and wellness.

Two posts we like from Eat Simple Love Yoga:

32. Edible Perspective

@edibleASH

Ashley McLaughlin shares her “Edible Perspective” with fellow healthy-eating enthusiasts and those who want to incorporate simple changes to improve their dietary habits. Edible Perspective was created back in October 2009, and it’s going h with plenty of useful advice for health-food junkies and novices.

Posts we like from Edible Perspective:

33. Best Body Fitness

@TinaReale
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Tina Reale is a personal trainer, fitness aficionado, runner, wife, mother, and more—and she balances it all with perfection, all while using her expertise to help others accomplish the same through her blog, Best Body Fitness.

Three posts we like from Best Body Fitness:

34. Family Fitness Food

Carrie, a married mother of two based in Southern California, blogs about—you guessed it—family, fitness and food. At age 37, Carrie had a wellness epiphany and decided to make some drastic changes. After losing 40 pounds in 9 months, Carrie’s always on the search for ways to improve her lifestyle, and she shares what she learns, as she goes along her personal journey.

Three posts we like from Family Fitness Food:

35. Fighting for Wellness

@Fight4Wellness
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Becki, a Boston transplant in her 20’s, didn’t run her first mile until 2010. In the short few years since, she’s become a total fitness and wellness junkie, learning everything she can about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Becki has lost an astonishing 80 to 90 pounds since college and is now 100 percent dedicated to healthy living.

Three posts we like from Fighting for Wellness:

36. Healthy Hits the Spot

@HealthyHitsSpot

Paige, author of Healthy Hits the Spot, is dedicated to demonstrating to the world that eating right can actually taste great, too. She’s a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, so she has credentials to back up her claims—and her personal story is incredibly inspiring.

Three posts we like from Healthy Hits the Spot:

37. Health on the Run

@HealthontheRun
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The motto at Health on the Run is “Life is Better…On the Run.” Started in 2010, Life on the Run is chock-full of tips on running marathons, food, health news, vegetarian living and more.

Three posts we like from Health on the Run:

38. Lisa Johnson Fitness

@LisaJohnson

Lisa Johnson points out that you have only one body—so you need to treat it right. Lisa has released two fitness DVDs, and she runs an award-winning Pilates studio. Her specialty is translating complex fitness concepts into easy-to-understand language that makes sense even for newbies.

Three posts we like from Lisa Johnson Fitness:

39. Live for the Run

@LivefortheRun
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Nichole is a running enthusiast from Atlanta. Her husband is a personal trainer and nutritionist who is helping her break her 20-plus years of bad habits. She chronicles her journey at Live for the Run. Her philosophy consists of five main points: Balance, Focus, Discipline, Want and Good Humor.

Three posts we like from Live for the Run:

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41. Carl Daikeler

@CarlDaikeler
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Carl Daikeler is the creator of Beachbody.com—which includes well-known programs like P90X, Power 90, Slim in 6, INSANITY and Shakeology. His blog is a vast, free resource allowing readers to tap into his genius fitness mind. It’s a motivational goldmine, and you’ll get some great opportunities to score freebies, prizes, and deals on Daikeler’s programs, too.

Three posts we like from Carl Daikeler:

42. Live Well 360

@LiveWell360

Live Well 360 is “reimagining the fitness bag,” with a specialty line of fitness bags designed for busy workout enthusiasts. The Live Well 360 Blog covers hot topics on fitness and health news, healthy comfort food recipes, and tips on changing your mindset.

Posts we like from Live Well 360:

45. Meals and Miles

@MealsandMiles
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Meghann, author of Meals and Miles, had a wake-up call upon getting on the scale at the doctor’s office a few years after college. It was then that she started slowly incorporating more healthy practices into her life—soon, she realized she was pretty passionate about health and fitness, and now she blogs her successes and failures at Meals and Miles. Although she reached her goal weight in 2008, she never stopped and continues to thrive on her new healthy habits.

Three posts we like from Meals and Miles:

46. Meals and Moves

@janeetha

Janetha is a 30-year-old health and fitness fanatic who loves weight training, loves cooking and inventing new recipes, and hates running but does it anyway. Janetha started blogging back in 2008 and Meals and Moves was born just one year later, in 2009.

Three posts we like from Meals and Moves:

47. Medicinal Nutrition

@nutritiontweet
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Jennifer Leigh takes a holistic approach to nutrition and healthy living. Her goal is to help women balance their “glow, flow and hormones with food.” Medicinal Nutrition was born in 2009 after Jennifer’s personal struggles with hypo-thyroid, which caused a variety of unpleasant bodily effects. After discovering the healing power of food, Jennifer never looked back and now dedicates her blog to educating others on the medicinal power of food.

Three posts we like from Medicinal Nutrition:

48. MindFitMove (Mindful Fitness Movement)

@MindFitMove

Samuel Gentoku McCree, a Mindfulness Based personal trainer and life coach whose philosophy is “based on the understanding that awareness alone is the most powerful catalyst for change.” McCree believes that diets work because they make pay attention to our habits—but they focus on rules instead of awareness. That’s where MindFitMove comes in, aiming to shift your consciousness to create a healthier, fitter you.

Two posts we like from MindFitMove:

49. The Nutritionist Reviews

@MInutritionist
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Amanda Hernandez is a Registered Dietician with a Master’s degree in Dietetics who blogs at The Nutritionist Reviews, providing an expert perspective on all things food and nutrition. You’ll also find fashion tips and trends, personal anecdotes and more.

Three posts we like from The Nutritionist Reviews:

50. Prevention RD

@preventionRD

If you’re not an expert in the field of nutrition, making sense of the latest fads, research, good-for-you-turned-bad foods and the many diets and dietary advice that float around the web every day. Registered Dietician Nicole aims to take all the confusion out of eating healthy, with real tips and practical advice for a “practical, straightforward and maintainable approach to a healthy lifestyle.”

Three posts we like from Prevention RD:

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Probiotics and Liver Health

By maintaining a constant temperature, the human gut provides an appealing habitat for many bacteria to grow. While the human body hosts trillions of bacteria known as normal intestinal flora, about 85 percent of these bacteria are considered harmless, some even beneficial. Our normal flora produces essential nutrients and generates by-products that help reduce the risk of developing certain cancers, digestive disorders, metabolic syndromes as well as liver and heart disease.

Aging and alterations in the intestine’s environment caused by antibiotic use disrupt the digestive system’s balance. In the case of antibiotics, the medicine kills everything living in the gut, including harmful bacteria as well as healthy intestinal flora. Killing off healthy flora allows harmful intestinal bacteria to gain proportional dominance. This relative imbalance of microbes in the gut sets the stage for a wide range of unhealthy conditions.

A 2003 study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University looked at the connection between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and intestinal bacteria over-growth. Researchers concluded that intestinal bacteria play a significant role in hepatic insulin resistance and NAFLD.

Researchers at the Imperial College of London recently surmised that altering the intestine’s microbial environment could be effective in addressing insulin resistance.  Researchers found that genetics is responsible for the presence of a specific type of microbe in mice intestines. This microbial excess predisposed mice to insulin resistance and NAFLD.

Researchers are hopeful that their observations of a mouse’s intestinal environment will translate into improving human health. When the mice in this study were fed a high fat diet, the microbes transformed choline, the nutrient essential for metabolizing fat, into methylamines. Scientists believe methylamines, which can only be produced by the microbes in the intestines, lead to insulin resistance. In addition, because choline is needed to transport fat out of the liver, altering choline metabolism leads to fat accumulation, and in turn, NAFLD. By changing the balance of intestinal microbes, it will be possible to reduce someone’s chances of becoming insulin resistant, developing NAFLD or suffering from associated problems.

Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas in response to elevated blood sugar levels. By pushing glucose out of the bloodstream and into the body’s cells where it is converted into energy, insulin keeps blood glucose levels in check. Cells that are insulin resistant lead to decreased energy production, resulting in fatigue. High amounts of insulin in the blood increase triglycerides, which deposit fatty acids in the liver. In prolonged cases of insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus develops. Being overweight, leading a sedentary lifestyle, eating a diet rich in sugar and fat and a preponderance of intestinal microbes all promote insulin resistance.

Probiotics utilize beneficial bacteria to support the health of the gastrointestinal system by suppressing the growth of, or destroying undesirable bacteria. The regular use of probiotics can re-colonize the gastrointestinal tract with enough normal flora to prevent potentially damaging microbes from gaining dominance. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins 2003 study evaluating probiotic use to improve NAFLD suggested the inclusion of probiotics in a plan to prevent additional accumulation of fat in the liver.

Living with microbes in the gut is a normal occurrence in the human gastrointestinal system. However, the recent determination that an intestinal microbial imbalance encourages insulin resistance and NAFLD demonstrates that people concerned with these conditions should aim to preserve or build up healthy intestinal flora. Used around the world for gastrointestinal health, the regular use of probiotics is the most acknowledged way to support a favorable balance of intestinal microbes.

Feed the Immune System During Cold and Flu Season

Our immune systems are smart. When exposed to new viruses, our immune system learns to recognize and react to many different strains of the invaders. The system also remembers bugs it has seen before. But, we’re in a mobile society. Each year world travel brings new strains of germs and viruses home, forcing the immune system to deal with new invaders it has never seen.

This is why the Center for Disease Control makes yearly changes to the flu vaccine, hoping to predict which bugs will arrive in the U.S. on a seasonal basis.

A flu vaccine may help during cold and flu season, but there’s no guarantee for full protection. Extra efforts are needed to avoid seasonal germs, including a healthy diet, exercise and nutritional supplements. Here are some suggestions for building up immune system support against seasonal infections and avoid the seasonal flu:

Diet can make a difference. Prevention Magazine recently published a list of immunity-boosting foods, including lean beef (in moderation) for its zinc content, orange vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots for vitamins A and D, mushrooms such as shitakes which may help white blood cells act more aggressively against foreign invaders and a daily cup of black or green tea to provide powerful antioxidant activity.

According to ABC News, turmeric, a rich and flavorful spice, has been used for centuries as part of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicines in addition to being used for cooking. Turmeric is found in every yellow curry, and its golden color is the result of curcumin, a polyphenol with strong cold and flu-fighting properties. Although the mechanism is unclear, a study published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications found that curcumin prevents some immune cells from responding to stimulantsand has some anti-inflammatory effects. Other studies have also shown the immune-boosting properties of curcumin in turmeric, however these results have not been confirmed in humans.

Turmeric is found naturally as the rhizome part of the turmeric plant and looks very similar to ginger. The powdered spice is made by boiling, drying and grinding the root. The power has antiseptic qualities when applied to to cuts, burns and bruises. The spice is available as an encapsulated supplement at health food stores.

In addition to a healthy diet, Del-Immune V® may provide significant support to avoid seasonal bugs. The muramyl peptides in Del-Immune V® act as switches in the immune system and are responsible for dramatically elevating immune activity in our bodies. This increased activity is critical for fighting many of the germs that infect our bodies—especially seasonal infections caused by immune depression. The addition of Del-Immune V® to a daily immune-support regimen can help users achieve year-round health.

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