The internet has often been cited as a peddler of misery, a crockpot of bad news stories, the home of trolls, hackers and obsessed-gamers, lithe teenagers in bikinis flaunting about on Instagram and everyone’s mums oversharing on Facebook.
However, stereotypes aside, the internet is equally a place where people share good news stories, an expansion of fitness magazines and a hub for the sharing of healthy recipes, health tips and encouragement for “me time”. I mean, does anyone actually know how to pronounce “hygge”? Of course not, no one’s ever said it out loud- it’s just a thing fancy black and white websites tried to promote a while back with photos of beautiful people in big blankets, holding cups of tea, often with a big fluffy dog or a roaring fire. Below are some websites that offer improvements for the mind, body and soul. Through fitness, healthy eating, meditation, good news and many other.
A few weeks ago, we looked at the most inspiring Instagram accounts, and now we’re spreading out to the rest of the internet. Here are our top picks for the best wellness sites.
“Our mission is to make the world healthier and happier through the super power of meditation and mindfulness.” Calm
“Zen Habits is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.” Zen Habits
“You can try Headspace for yourself and learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with our free Basics pack. If you enjoy it, then it’s time to subscribe. Once you do, you’ll have bite-sized minis for when you’re short on time, singles to add some extra mindfulness to your day, and hundreds of meditations for everything from stress to sleep.” Headspace
“Greatist wants to help you find what’s good for you. Not like “eat your vegetables, they’re good for you.” More like “here are some choices you can realistically make and feel good about.” Greatist
“Yoga is really the art of waking up. Getting back to the true you. It can be that simple. Yoga offers up a way for us to see a world that is working for you instead of against you. Yoga reminds me that everything is connected so we must live, act, dance, breathe with awareness. If the journey really is the reward, then by golly I choose to enJOY the journey. I hope you will join me.” Yoga with Adriene
“12 Minute Athlete is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout regimen consisting of incredibly short, effective workouts based on
callisthenics, cross-training and functional fitness.” 12 Minute Athlete
“For more than 25 years, EatingWell has been at the forefront of the healthy-eating movement. We publish an award-winning magazine and website with delicious recipes, science-based journalism and inspiration to help you make better choices every day and celebrate the joys of food. We are about moderation and balance—not strict rules or fad diets—because in order for healthy eating to become a way of life, it should be accessible, sustainable, inspiring and—above all—delicious.” Eating Well
“Healthy is the UK’s top-selling wellbeing magazine, brought to you by Holland & Barrett and the NBTY group. We produce eight issues a year, packed with the latest expert health, psychology, beauty, food and fitness stories – everything you need to live a healthier life.” Healthy
“We believe fitness should be accessible to everyone, everywhere, regardless of income or access to a gym. That’s why we offer hundreds of free, professionally built workout videos, for every fitness level and goal.”Fitness Blender
“Live Happy takes you on a journey to find your authentic happiness in life, at work and at home through inspiring stories and hands-on tips rooted in the science of positive psychology. ” LiveHappy
“Happiness Project Toolbox is an online community that aims to give daily inspirational quotes, tips, advice, and other needed support for anyone who’s dealing with the daily stress and other negativity in the world. It’s our goal to give everyone encouragement and paint a smile on their faces!” Happiness Project Toolbox
“1000 Awesome Things is just a time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things. Launched June 2008 and updated every weekday.” 1000 awesome things