Fitness & Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle includes more than simply making healthy food choices—it also involves maintaining a level of fitness that will help your body achieve optimum levels of operation, plus regular exercise and proper sleep. We are pleased to share links to some of our favorite fitness and lifestyle sites, blogs, online tools, and apps below. If you have a great one to share, let us know!

 



Ace Fitness Exercise Library - http://www.acefitness.org
Browse through total-body exercises or movements that target more specific areas of the body. Each comes with a detailed description and photos to help ensure proper form.

Born Fitness - http://www.bornfitness.com
Ready for straight talk? Adam Bornstein keeps it real while addressing core fitness topics.  

FitBits - http://www.thefitbits.com
Looking for motivation? A little humor? Don't miss this health & fitness blog from a reformed binge-eating, beer-guzzling ex-smoker on a quest for never-ending endorphins.

Run to the Finish - http://www.runtothefinish.com
Calling all runners and would-be runners. This blog is for you! Join Amanda Brooks for mistakes, tips, and motivation on the running journey.

Breaking Muscle - http://breakingmuscle.com/
This mega-blog has sections for training, nutrition, strength & conditioning and more. Written by a variety of coaches, trainers, and fitness junkies, the bloggers always have fresh, actionable advice to keep you in peak shape.

Fitness.com - http://www.fitness.com
Looking for a community of fitness? You'll find it here.

Zen to Fitness - http://www.zentofitness.com/
Adopting a healthier lifestyle is more than just exercising and eating right. Zen to Fitness shares advice on the inner journey to fitness and health.

Prevention RD - http://preventionrd.com
Hospital dietitian Nicole Morrissey shares her straightforward approach to food and nutrition that anyone can use to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here you will find “real world” recipes featuring ingredients that you regularly have in your kitchen.

Fit Foodie Finds - http://fitfoodiefinds.com
Lee Hersh blogs about food, workouts, and living an authentic, happy life. Many of her recipes are gluten-free.

Eating Well - http://www.eatingwell.com/
Check out this great, comprehensive resource for healthy recipes and eating. Don't miss the “Favorites Made Over” section, which takes mainstays like Mac 'n Cheese and reworks them with healthy ingredient substitutions.

Cooking Light - http://www.cookinglight.com/
Cooking Light magazine's site offers recipes, community, a meal planner, and more.

The Roasted Root - http://www.theroastedroot.net
Julia Mueller's blog features nutrient-rich recipes primarily centered around vegetables and meat, with a healthy dose of paleo, gluten-free, and vegetarian recipes.

Oh She Glows - http://ohsheglows.com/
Oh She Glows is a meat and dairy-free blog which features the kind of healthy recipes you want to eat. Each recipe is labeled according to diet—gluten free, vegan, etc.

My New Roots - http://www.mynewroots.org/site/
A great source of holistic nutrition recipes, centered around plant-based eating.

Sprouted Kitchen - http://www.sproutedkitchen.com
Healthy, delicious recipes that feature seasonal ingredients—a must visit!

My Fitness Pal - http://www.myfitnesspal.com
Great free (online) tool for tracking your diet and exercise efforts!

RunKeeper - https://runkeeper.com
GPS Running, Walking, Cycling, Workout, Pace, and Weight Tracker. Free version is robust; paid version offers additional tools.

Pacer Pedometer - http://www.pacer.cc/
Pedometer plus Weight and BMI Management and Blood Pressure Tracker.

FitStar Yoga - http://fitstar.com/
FitStar Yoga creates personalized workouts to help you increase flexibility, lose weight, and reduce stress.

Map My Fitness - http://www.mapmyfitness.com/
Your workout, your device, anywhere, anytime. Plan, track, analyze, and share your journey with MapMyFitness.

CycleMeter GPS - http://abvio.com/
Cycling, running, and mountain biking tracking with maps, graphs, splits, intervals, laps, announcements, zones, training plans, and more.

Pact - http://www.pactapp.com/
Earn cash for living healthy! Make a weekly Pact for eating more fruits/veggies, logging meals, or exercising. At the end of the week, earn cash rewards for making your goals, paid by members who don’t quite make it. 

EndoMondo - https://www.endomondo.com
Turn your phone into a personal trainer! Endomondo tracks duration, distance, calories, and more in real-time, offers audio feedback on the way, and lets your friends peptalk you live while you’re exercising.

The Salt - http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/
NPR's food blog that covers everything from news to the science behind chocolate chip cookies to nitty-gritty health studies.

Buzzfeed Food - http://www.buzzfeed.com/food
Stay on top of all things trending (and delicious) in the food world with Buzzfeed Food.

Authority Nutrition - http://authoritynutrition.com/
Authority Nutrition debunks food and diet myths and is a great source for nutritional information you won't find on many other sites—like the science behind why low-carb diets actually work. Science-backed and easy to understand, you'll find solid information that makes sense.

Precision Nutrition - http://www.precisionnutrition.com/blog
Great straight-talking, actionable advice peppered with great infographics, like "Should You Exercise When Sick?"