If you are looking for ways to stay up to date with the newest fitness and nutrition trends, Twitter far exceeds many social media outlets. It is an absolute information goldmine, and allows you to see updates from all of your favorite accounts on one page.
As of April, 2014, Twitter has 130 million monthly users. With all of these accounts floating around out there, it can be difficult to find one that is not only relevant to your interests, but actually worth being followed. To make this search easier, we have comprised a list of the 15 must- follow health and fitness Twitter accounts.
15 Must-Follow Health and Fitness Twitter Accounts for 2014
1. Fit Bottomed Girl (@fitbottomedgirl):
This fun filled Twitter account’s mission is to provide real-life women and girls with fresh fitness content that can help them to lose weight and regain their health without fad diets and expensive equipment. They give fitness tips, recipes, product reviews and all of the motivation you need to drop that excess weight and get into shape.
2. Kasey Arena (@PowerCakes):
Kasey is an expert when it comes to creating healthy, drool- worthy dishes with ingredients such as spirulina and Chia seeds. Her upbeat personality and motivational quotes help to keep you on track while whipping up your next tasty, healthy dish.
3. Jillian Michaels (@JillianMichaels):
Jillian is one of America’s toughest female trainers and is known to have some of the most difficult workout videos available. Her tweets are thoroughly uplifting, motivational, and have just enough of a tough- guy attitude to get you up and moving.
4. Kelly Olexa (@kellyolexa):
Kelly is the owner and founder of the extremely successful blog- FitFluential. She advocates strength training for women and works to connect like-minded individuals so they may encourage each other to get off the couch and exercise.
5. Tara Stiles (@TaraStiles):
Tara is a New York-based yoga instructor who has traveled the world and worked on fitness programs with everyone from Reebok to Deepak Chopra. Her sense of humor makes getting into shape an enjoyable journey.
6. Choosing Raw (@choosingraw):
Choosing Raw is run by Gena Hamshaw who is a raw food enthusiast and nutritionist. She shares her passion for living a healthy life, along with delicious raw food recipes.
7. Kris Carr (@Kris_Carr):
Kris is a published author, and her account is full of humor as well as tips on leading a healthier lifestyle. Her feed stays busy with interesting conversations and healthy recipes.
8. Jess Underhill(@RacePaceJess):
This account is updated by a running and fitness enthusiast who shares her fitness and nutrition journey from New York City. She is so enthusiastic about fitness and exercise, she replies to every tweet she gets.
9. CrossFit (@CrossFit):
This is the official account of CrossFit. This feed is full of fitness and health tips for anyone from the stay-at-home mom to seasoned athletes. To help keep variety in your routine, a ‘Workout of the Day’ is posted every morning.
10. OmGal (@omgal):
OmGal is owned by runner and yogi Rebecca Pachecho. Rebecca posts uplifting tweets to help keep you motivated in your fitness journey. Her spunky attitude and sense of humor makes her feed highly entertaining.
11. Jen Sinkler (@jensinkler): Jen is a USA weightlifting coach and also a former rugby player for the US national team. She motivates other women to achieve their fitness goals with her tidbits of wisdom and real-life experience.
12. Tara Parker (@taraparkerpope):
Tara is best known for being the voice behind the ‘Well’ column in The New York Times. Not only does her feed reflect her passion for a healthy lifestyle, it also includes links to the best health articles from all over the web.
13. Lissa Rankin (@Lissarankin):
Lissa is the author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof that You Can Heal Yourself. She teaches how to make the healthiest choices possible in life and uses her experience and wisdom to help you achieve your goal weight and optimal health.
14. Cynthia Sass (@cynthiasass):
Cynthia is a sports nutritionist and best-selling author. She is well-known for her work with the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Rangers. Her feed is full of tips and tricks to help you develop a healthy relationship with food. She also posts links to relevant fitness and nutrition-based articles.
15. Nia Shanks (@NiaShanks):
Nia is the owner and founder of the popular ‘Lift Like a Girl’ blog, and is dedicated to helping women learn how to properly strength train and develop healthy eating habits. She is also one of the co-founders of ‘Girls Gone Strong’. Nia is very active on her feed, and is always available to answer questions about diet, weight training and body acceptance.
Twitter is not only a great place to stay up-to-date with the latest, but it's alao a great place to get fit.