This week my focus is on wellness blogs. Truthfully, I should probably focus every week on wellness. Like most people, I try to eat right and exercise regularly. But, like most people, I could probably also stand to spend a little more time on my own upkeep. And this isn’t to say that I need to do more yoga. (Though, certainly that’s a good place to start!) Wellness can extend to every facet of our life. Our jobs, our diets, our commutes, even the way we breathe will all affect the way we feel. It sounds obvious. Still, it can’t hurt to brush up on what’s being said on the issue. So with that in mind, let’s stretch out our bones, inhales through our nose and enjoy this brief tour through some of the best wellness blogs I’ve seen.
I learned about MindBodyGreen through a yoga instructor. Not surprisingly, this blog writes a lot about the ancient practice. But, really, there is so much more to this blog . Whether it’s diets or relationships or even they way we breathe, this site wants to bring their readers wellness, either on or off the mat. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on meditation, yoga or healthy food options. Check out the full review here.
Corporate Wellness Insights is a blog dedicated to lowering stress levels in the workplace. Whether it’s a chair massage or corporate retreats, these people make a living out of making jobs healthier. And I mean that. This is their blog. But, it’s also what they do for a living. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories that highlight human resource efforts to increase well-being in the office. Check out the full review here.
Fit B0ttomed Girls is the story of two women who love to stay fit, but who also love to write. The blog chronicles not only exercise, but also all the other things that go into it. On one post, you can read about new training outfits. And on the next post, you can hear a workout-inspired playlist. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories on running. Stories around general fitness and the gear that accompanies it might also work. Check out the full review here.
Ben Does Life is a running blog, sure. But, it’s also an inspiring story of a man who shaved 120 pounds off his body, not to mention the burden of depression. Still, there’s a lot about running (and races and training) on here. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around running, fitness and weight loss. Stories linking exercise to a decrease in anxiety and/or depression might also work. Check out the full review here.
Well+Good may be a blog focused on New York City, but, the insights, tips and wisdom gleaned here can be applied in any city. The site has posts on how to stay healthy and active. There are even posts on cocktails that are actually healthy! If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for stories around exercise or healthy, organic foods in the New York City area. Check out the full review here.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…
Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.