We could all use some inspiration and motivation. And what better way than to follow a health blogger who’s bursting with bright ideas about new workouts, delicious and nutritious recipes, and expert advice on how to feel good inside and out, both mentally and physically.“Following food and fitness blogs can be very motivating—if you follow the right ones. Sometimes all it takes is one post to motivate change within ourselves,” says Heather Mangieri, R.D.N., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The key is to follow blogs that promote positive messages, she says. Overall, their posts should make you feel good about yourself.On the other hand, people who promote unrealistic images don’t belong on your feed. That’s especially true “if they are claiming you should look and feel like they do, even though they’re not dealing with your barriers,” says Mangieri. To cultivate the perfect blogs for you, look for health bloggers who lead a similar lifestyle as you, and also think about exactly what you’re looking to get out of the blog (healthy recipes, motivation, real life stories?), she suggests. To help you get started, let’s talk about seven positive and inspirational healthbloggers you may want to follow. (Editor’s note: Mangieri’s blog, Nutrition Checkup, where she shares recipes and tips for athletes on fueling their busy lifestyles, belongs on this list, too!) Whether you’re in an eating slump, feeling confused about which foods are “bad” or good for you, or you’re getting bored with your workout routine, make these girls your go-tos. And, if you need a little rah-rah spirit to remind you that you are amazing/dynamic/worthy of all the good things, they’re here for that, too.
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