by Dan DiBiasio
Our good friends over at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness blog are always putting together great pieces on wellness. One thing that separates them is how their wellness blogs tie in advice about medical conditions (which makes sense, considering the Clinic is one of the leading ACOs in the country). They cover conditions ranging from adult ADHD all the way to stroke, and give actionable tips on dealing with them. These tips, along with healthy recipes and advice, make them one of our favorite blogs to follow.
One of my favorite things about Greatist is that every day they feature a new recipe and workout. I always look forward to taking 10 minutes every afternoon to head over to their homepage, or check their daily newsletter, and see what they have that day. In addition to this daily content, they have an awesome section specifically devoted to improving happiness. Their happiness page has supplied me with some of the best advice I’ve ever received.
The thing that makes Well such a unique blog is the ability for readers to ask questions of the NY Times journalists and experts. Featured right on the front page, you can see questions asked by readers and vote on the ones you’d like to see answered. It’s cool because you get to see what other readers are interested in and the blog authors use it to create some more tailored content.
I myself am a HUGE advocate of Ferris and his “4-Hour Life” way of thinking about health and mental well-being. I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of his “4-Hour Body” plan, which helped me lose 30 pounds in about 4 months. On his blog, Ferris shares a lot of the knowledge he has accumulated over the years, and often has the science to back up his thoughts. Ferris is all about transforming and empowering your life. The best thing about his blog is the amount of variety to it. He talks about health, mental wellness, succeeding in business, productivity, and pretty much anything that you can think of and he does it in a very interesting style.
While not technically a wellness blog, you’d be hard pressed to NOT feel better after using some of the tricks found on Lifehacker. Lifehacker features dozens of ways to “hack” every aspect of your life, all which are are typically easy (and usually cheap) to do. Using their tips can definitely lower your stress levels and more often than not save you a few bucks you’ve been wasting in other places.