Beyond PR

Aug 26, 2011

Blog Notes: To Your Health!

Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests.   And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day. This week my focus is on health and fitness blogs. It’s hard to do anything well if you’re not feeling well. After all, being of a sound mind is often the result of being of a sound body. So why don’t we stretch out our legs, take a deep breath, and  lace up for a quick run through this brief roundup of some of the best health and fitness blogs I’ve seen lately.

Nerd Fitness is an exercise blog geared towards all levels of activity and all levels of aspiration. It’s the life passion of author Steve. And Steve really, really wants to help his readers achieve their fitness goals. If it’s a training regiment or a review of a stand-up desk, he’s here to help. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d go with anything to do with fitness… Maybe travel, too. Check out the full review here.

Eat This, Not That is billed as the “no diet weight-loss solution.” If the tagline were to continue, it might read, “yeah, just be a grown-up and maybe don’t eat like a college kid.” The site takes a hard – and often funny – look at how the food we eat affects the life we live. They also take a look at what exactly is in said food. Sometimes it ain’t a pretty picture. If I were to pitch this blog a food product, I’d keep in mind that they WILL check the labels… and more than likely publish the results. Check out the full review here.

Zen to Fitness is the fitness blog for people who are looking for wellness over rippling biceps. But it’s not all meditation on this blog. The site dabbles in the realms of nutrition and training, too. It’s a fitness blog, yes. But they want you to feel good, maybe even before looking good. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for something in personal fitness with a hint of spirituality or maybe even, religion.  Check out the full review here.

The No Meat Athlete proves that vegetarianism is no longer just for my older sisters. (Hi Lizzy! Hi Joey!) This site proves that serious endeavors of endurance – like ultra marathons let’s say – can be achieved without the aid of animal flesh. This blog has recipes, training tips and personal stories to prove that it can be done. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for something that sits at the intersection of sports and nutrition…. but I might leave out any chicken or salmon recipes.  Check out the full review here.

A Foodie Stays Fit is the personal blog of a woman who, as the title suggests, wants to stay fit while still eating well. From the looks of it, she may have found that balance. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for something that sits at the intersection of food and fitness. Or at least one or the other. 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…

Thomas Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations.

8 Comments on Blog Post Title

Gladstone Taylor 08:27 EDT on Sep 28, 2011

Excellent reviews! You have captured not only the meanings of the blogs reviewed, but the spirit the authore intended. A good read, educational and informative. Thanks.

Vatsan @ Gym in Anna Nagar 14:07 EST on Dec 5, 2011

A Foodie Stays Fit is an awesome blog! I’ve been following Teri for a while now, always great stuff.. Just went thru Nerd Fitness as well. I want to level up too! Thanks for the other blog recommendations, will definitely check those out.

child anxiety info 14:29 EST on Dec 15, 2011

Thanks for compiling a great list.My favorite would have to be The No Meat Athlete. As a vegetarian for the past 6 years, I have never felt fitter and more energetic. I am sure other blogs would make a great reading too.

Speciality Health 20:27 EST on Dec 16, 2011

Brilliant post! the “no meat no athlete” definitely made me think about m past. My old gym teacher used to be a vegetarian but he used to take protein supplements and he could give most people a run for their money when it came to sports so this just shows it can be done!

Thanks for the useful information!

find out more 02:18 EST on Jan 5, 2012

As an aware individual I take time to look after my overall well-being. Fitness is not just about physical or mental strength but should also include one’s emotional state. All factors like having a positive frame of mind, thinking of good thoughts, being kind and polite with one an all, helping other with your experience, and eating healthy foods contribute to a blissful and healthy life. Overall development and growth of mind, body and soul is my mantra to stay fit and free from worries.

david 13:12 EST on Feb 2, 2012

Thanks for the reviews! I’ll check out these sites out right away!

Orthopedic Doctor Naples 00:00 EST on Mar 9, 2012

Very well described! Its been great to know your reviews about that blogs. Appreciate your efforts and yes, thank you for sharing. Looking forward for some more!!

How To Be Happy 06:21 EDT on Mar 12, 2012

This is really a great collection of best health blogs. Thanks a lot for such a wonderful share. I will surely take a look at all sites now.

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