If blogs were books, Iâ€™d have a to-read stack as high as my ceiling. There are so many beautiful and insightful blogs out there about health and wellness, I wish I had time to read them all.
But there are a few that I actually make time for on a regular basis, health bloggers that hit at the core issues which are so important to me â€” like body image, balanced nutrition, and getting rid of that plague known as stress.
It was tough to narrow it down, but I did my best and picked some of my favorite health blogs by women who write about health in a way I totally respect.
Thank Your Body is simply the stockpile of all things good and healthy. Want to make your own mascara? Check. Want to ditch diet dogma? Check. Want to make delicious healthy desserts? Check.
Robin Konie is all about looking at health from a holistic perspective. Everything we do affects our health â€” the way we move, what we put in our bodies, what we put on our bodies, how we deal with stressâ€¦ everything. And she does an amazing job tackling all sides of the equation.
Ever need a kick in the pants wrapped up in compassion and common sense? Thatâ€™s Amber Rogers. Iâ€™ve been following her blog on and off for a couple of years and I simply love the down-to-earth advice she gives about health, weight loss and respecting yourself.
If you want to change your body and your life without losing your sense of reason or self-respect, this is the blog for you.
Emily Bartlett unleashes her special myth-busting powers on Holistic Squid. Sheâ€™s not afraid to question mainstream advice (but in a sound, totally agreeable way). Between the amazing recipes (two words: mug brownies) and the healthy living advice, youâ€™re going to find plenty of gems on this blog. Prepare to bookmark. A lot.
When I grow up, I wanna be Steph. Iâ€™m not â€śpaleoâ€ť but I still absolutely love Stephâ€™s work. Her food photography is straight up gorgeous, first of all.
But she also puts emphasis on empowering women to live their best life (and not according to anyoneâ€™s rules, either!), and promotes making healthy changes that make sense for you instead of following a rigid plan.
Emily is officially â€” in my book at least â€” The Girl with Guts. Sheâ€™s not afraid to call it like she sees it, or cross the line in the sand when it comes to both mainstream and alternative health dogma. Even if you donâ€™t agree with everything she says, she makes you think. And thatâ€™s kind of the point, isnâ€™t it?
Most of all, I love how she promotes not stressing about what you eat. She and I see eye-to-eye when it comes to how detrimental we believe stress can be to your health.
I seriously wish we could clone Nia Shanks â€” or at least inject more of her Lift Like a Girl philosophy into the mainstream. Her message is all about being more, not less â€” how being a powerful woman, in every sense of the word, might just be the best thing you can ever do for your health.
I love her fitness advice and especially her perspective on healthy eating. So many internet high fives to you, Nia.
Megan is a breath of fresh air in an online community that is constantly focused on â€śfixingâ€ť ourselves. Megan proposes that trying to â€śfixâ€ť yourself might be making everything worse! She brings an aura of calm and encouragement to a space often filled with fear-mongering and blame.
I challenge you to read a few of Meganâ€™s posts or watch a handful of her videos and see if you donâ€™t immediately feel a sense of peace.
Iâ€™m a writer and lover of words. And maybe thatâ€™s why I love Arianaâ€™s blog. Yes, I admit I do live vicariously through her expat adventures and Iâ€™ve adored following her journey from England to Spain during the last few years.
But she also manages to blend health, emotional well being, food, family and community into one grand romantic adventure in a way no other blogger â€” that I know â€” has done.
Kelly blogs at Primally Inspired and she is truly someone who makes life a little sunnier. I always walk away from her posts feeling a little brighter and happier â€” whether itâ€™s a crazy-good dessert recipe, a natural remedy or even something fashion-related.
Itâ€™s all full of such warmth and friendliness, you never get the oh-so-common preachy feel like on so many other health blogs. Itâ€™s more like sitting down with a friend over a nice cup of joe and chatting about your favorite things. Whatâ€™s not to love?
Elizabeth is the founder of The Nourished Life and has been writing about natural living for 12 years. Her work has been featured at Shape, Bustle, and Mother Earth Living. Her mission is to help you lower your stress levels and find fun ways to become happier and healthier. Read more about Elizabeth here.