We all know that motivation is a massive factor in keeping fit and healthy. Women are especially guilty of finding (or not finding) the will to workout, as they often put other people first. Since most of us are regular users of the internet, a great way to gain a motivational fix is to subscribe to fitness blogs.
These sites provide an abundance of information from nutrition to workouts, making everyday life a little bit easier, and giving you more time to squeeze in some exercise.
The Wellness Warrior
Meet Jessica Ainscough, wearer of many hats. At the age of 22, Jessica found out her left arm and shoulder were riddled with cancers and was told that her only option was to amputate. Jessica decided not to accept that and, instead of following that course of treatment, she changed her diet, detoxified her body and mind and started taking better emotional care of herself. Her blog is about providing hope and encouraging people to treat their bodies and minds with kindness.
Rebecca Weller (but you can call her Bex) labels herself a "holistic health coach", a "plant-boosted vibrancy maven" and a "sparkle igniter". If that's not enough to pique your curiosity, we don't know what is. Bex's blog is all about inspiring women to be happier and healthier and she just wants to help them find their sparkle again. Something tells us she's quite successful at that.
If you haven't heard of Sarah Wilson, get yourself to her blog now. Sarah has appeared on a number of TV shows — ranging from MasterChef to 60 Minutes. She is the former editor of Cosmo and has been involved in everything from "politics, healthy advocacy, restaurant reviewing, opinion writing and trend forecasting". If you're looking to transform your life by quitting sugar, Sarah is the woman you want; she knows all about that and has a best-selling book to prove it.
Croakey is a great place to learn more about health issues and policy, and a great forum for discussion. The blog is moderated by Melissa Sweet, a freelance journalist who has been covering health and medical issues since the late 1980s. Her writing appears in a wide range of professional and general publications, and she is particularly interested in the areas of public health, equity-related issues, mental health, rural health, media and health, Indigenous health, health policy, conflicts of interest, consumer participation in decision-making, evidence-based care and quality and safety issues. There are regular contributors to the discussion including members of the Crikey Health and Medical Panel
Sarah is a nurse and midwife who has over 30 years of clinical and education experience. She now works as facilitator, researcher, educator, project manager and consultant specializing in eLearning, social media, networked learning, professional development and mentoring. Her blog is full of great medical topics, as well as an interesting mix of talk about teaching and learning, social networking, midwifery, gardening and anything else she decides to write about.
This fitness blog is not about hardcore bodybuilding, but just a layman’s experience in the world of working out. Some information is observations, some is research-based and some is just regular tips for regular people wanting to learn how to lose weight, eat right and be healthy. This blog has been around since 2005, and Mun prides himself on information with no jargon and no technical terms — just good solid advice to help you to be strong, to be fit.
Annette Kristen is only 27, but she's figured so much out already! With a self-confessed "weakness for all things related to wellbeing, pampering and beautifying", she created this blog so she could share all of her best finds in this arena. After realising there was a serious lack of reviews on day spas, she felt the need to fix that and so she developed this blog so people can make a more informed decision about the time and cost they're spending on treatments. She's all about wellness, so, in addition to day spa reviews, this blog will help you find information on anything related to that, from Pilates to organic restaurants.