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Women’s health can mean many things to many people. But if we had to put a definition behind it, we’d like to think of it as empowerment: physical strength, coupled with intellectual and emotional strength. These blogs, although very different in design and style, have those principles in common. If you’re looking for the best exercise to get your biceps in great shape, or you’re looking for advice on how to eat better, we’ve got you covered!
Girls Gone Strong
This blog is about harnessing your strengths, in both the emotional and physical sense. The blog’s advisory board is seated with several accomplished women in the field of health and wellness. Their content is far from typical. Case in point: “Why Crawling Is Vital at Any Age”. Readers can also find inspirational profiles, exercise videos, and more. One of the best one-stop shops around on women’s health.
Nia Shanks’s Blog
If you’re looking for a fearless coach, look no further. Nia is a longtime health and fitness coach and writer. She’s been published in numerous magazines and is considered one of the most influential people in health and fitness. She stocks her blog with straightforward, fact-based content that can kick your fitness into high gear. No fads here — just hard work dedication!
The SheKnows health channel is filled with top notch posts offering health information for women. Daily posts run the gamut — everything from how to become a yoga teacher, to research on hearing aids, to how to defeat a case of the blues. This is an excellent repository for relevant and actionable women’s health content.
Summa Health Flourish
This blog is operated by the Summa Health System of Ohio, and features information on everything from food and nutrition to genetics and cancer. All the content is written by people in the medical community, but the writers do a wonderful job of leaving out technical jargon. Easy-to-read content about some very serious topics.
International Women’s Health Coalition
This blog is the perfect place to learn more about women’s rights on an international level and, more importantly, how to support various women’s causes across the globe. The site works to advance the reproductive and sexual rights of women around the world, particularly in underdeveloped countries. The blog has information on their programs, opinion pieces on the effects of foreign policy on issues affecting women, and so much more.
Speaking of Women’s Health
The Speaking of Women’s Health program is run by Cleveland Clinic, one of the leading medical facilities in the country. Readers can get access to a host of women’s health conferences, learn about the latest drug trials involving women’s health issues, or just browse the general health content section. The tab on treatment guides is not to be missed. It offers a comprehensive overview of medical treatments from birth control to cancer.
Carla Birnberg: Unapologetically Myself
Carla Birnberg lost 35 pounds over 20 years ago and has managed to keep that weight off, all while balancing motherhood and her studies. Her blog, which she started in 2001, is chockful of advice for the mind as well as the body — for example, how to think of yourself beyond your own shortcomings, and how to prepare for your first marathon.
Healthy Women’s blog is a reflection of their mission: to provide women the means to take charge of their own health. The blog gives readers access to online health clinics, education, member networks, and brick-and-motor clinics. Readers can get tips and information on everything from pregnancy to sex and relationships. There's even a section devoted to aging.
Wellness Mama’s Katie started off as a mom who wanted to do right by her newborn child. Four children later, she has turned that maternal instinct into a website brimming with thoughtful and highly accessible content that promotes all things natural. Readers can get information about natural foods, natural home remedies, and natural beauty products. Not to be missed if green living is your mantra.
Some of the best blogs start as a launch pad for a personal journey. Fitnessista, authored by Gina, was started after she’d already lost 40 pounds and wanted a way to maintain the weight loss. Healthy eating options near her hometown in Georgia were hard to come by, so she started to share her trials and tribulations online. Much of her blog is devoted to exercise and eating right, but she also has a great section on postpartum fitness. As a certified trainer, Gina is well equipped with the first-hand knowledge to guide any reader to a healthy life.
Office on Women’s Health Blog
This is the official blog of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. As you might expect, it contains a plethora of information, including the latest research in women’s health, pregnancy and parenting advice, interviews with experts in various fields like eating disorders and sexuality, and more.
The blog is written by registered dietitian Nicole Morrissey. It’s a smorgasbord of recipes broken down into easy-to-scan categories: gluten-free, healthy dinners, crock pot, low carbs, and vegetarian, just to name a few. The recipes look delicious and have simple ingredients with easy-to-follow instructions.
Like many health blogs, this one started with a personal journey. But author Dorothy Beal has her own spin: running! Readers can check out “I Run This Body,” her running blog, which offers personal advice and tips for pounding the pavement, plus fun memes and inspirational quotes that’ll motivate any runner. If you’re looking for that extra something to keep you running, this is a great resource for motivation and drive.
Ask Lauren Fleshman
Lauren Fleshman has been a runner since she was 13 years old, and her blog demonstrates she still has a passion for running. The winner of state championships and a bevy of other races, Laura is also the coach of a running team. Her blog features links to her podcast on running, and you can sign up for four-day running and writing retreats, named Wilder Retreats. Readers can also purchase Fleshman’s very own line of energy bars.
Run to the Finish Blog
This blog is a must read for any woman who loves to run. Amanda Brooks offers up specifics on how to increase run times, or how to outsmart your nerves when tackling your first 5K. The site also hosts a section on different running events and marathons, plus much needed reviews about these events. A great resource for the avid runner or someone who is just getting started.
Neghar Fonooni’s Blog
Coach and motivational speaker Neghar Fonooni uses her own personal stories to power her blog posts, and it’s an effective approach. In one post, she writes about feeling her heaviest during a photo shoot, but not letting those feelings shy her away from posing. Her forthrightness about not always feeling the “body positive” message that she promotes in her work is refreshing. If the comment section on her posts are any indication, readers appreciate her honesty.
Our Bodies, Our Blog
The blog belonging to Our Bodies Ourselves is about advocating for women’s health in the face of institutional and societal constraints. It all started with the organization’s book, published in 1971. Today their message of self-empowerment for women remains true. On the blog, readers can get a thorough take of the organization’s causes, including egg donations, gender neutral surveys, and surrogacy.
Sara Gottfried MD’s Blog
Sara Gottfried is not only an MD but the best-selling author of “Younger.” Her blog posts are a hodgepodge of content, from nutrition to fact-based information on health and wellness — like how to slow down aging of the skin, how to deal with painful periods, and what wellness books are most worth your time.
Thank Your Body
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the onslaught of health and wellness information out there. Thank Your Body blog tries to make sense of it all. This thoughtfully curated blog boasts content that’s intended to make healthy living simple, not stressful. With posts on everything from how to boost your health in five minutes to why it can be a good idea to “cheat” on your diet, there’s something here for everyone.
This blog is full of actionable advice for the busy woman. Whether you’re looking for ways to make healthy eating part of your daily routine, advice on skin care, or tips for traveling with kids, posts here are easy to read and easy to implement!
If clean and natural living is your mantra, then Primally Inspired is your blog. Author Kelly Winters includes sections on real food recipes and naturally made products. Want to learn how to make homemade shampoo? Check. Need a breakfast recipe that’ll burn fat as well as fill you up? You’re covered. Homemade clay masks? Right here. DIY at its finest!
Body positive blogger Emily Ho is all about promoting and reinforcing positive self-image. Many of her posts cover fashion and accessories, but there’s also a lot of heart here, too, such as a recent post about the anniversary of her mother’s passing. Emily also opens up about her weight loss journey, battle with autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s, relationships, and more.