Best Health and Fitness Sites You Need to Bookmark

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We were excited to see Forbes magazine’s list of the 100 best websites for women last week. Whether in fitness, food, fashion, business, or entertainment, more than seeing other savvy, fierce women disrupting the status quo, making you think, or getting things done. And to be sure, there were dozens of fantastic choices on the list—The 30-Nothings, Babble, BlogHer, The Bump, and 85 Broad are just a few examples of how Forbes got it right, and you certainly should check out the rest of the list if you have a spare moment.

But (you knew there was a “but” coming!), we couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed when we noticed that no health and fitness sites made the cut. The brand decided that it didn’t feel comfortable acting as an authority on women’s bodies, which we respect—and totally get! We just couldn’t let it go completely, so we put together our own list of the best websites for women, with a focus on health and fitness as we did here (See. Top 10 Shopping Websites in India , 6 Most Amazing & Beautiful Health Magazine Covers ). Most are organized by women for women, though a few are spearheaded by men, and all provide accurate, entertaining, and informative takes on the latest in today’s health and fitness news.

Jen Sinkler

On her personal website Jen Sinkler, the self-described “fitness writer and editor, workout connoisseur, meditator, proponent of spandex, former rugby player, and never, ever without lip gloss” serves up fitness advice, healthy eating tips, and more to help women be “unapologetically strong.” Not a little bit strong. Not strong for a girl. Just strong. A girl after our own hearts!

POPSUGAR Fitness

The POPSUGAR franchise describes itself as the place where “content and commerce” collide. Delivering some of the biggest and best moments when it comes to entertainment and fashion (as well as where to shop for everything you see on the site), it also includes POPSUGAR Fitness, a vertical dedicated to all things health, nutrition, and, naturally, fitness. From easy recipes to simple, everyday tips on how to beat stress, lose weight, or get fit, POPSUGAR Fitness is your one-stop shop for the 18-34 group

Fit Bottomed Girls

Step aside, Queen, this is a job for Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead, the founders of Fit-Bottomed Girls. Originally conceived as a blog idea, the two women have turned FBG into a mini-empire that includes the sister site Fit-Bottomed Mamas, weekly newsletters, online fitness classes, videos, and more. The FBG team believes that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes, and that good health is about more than just losing weight. If you get out there and get moving, you’re a Fit-Bottomed Girl. We like the way they think!

The New York Times

What list is complete without the NY Times Well Blog? Run by New York Times columnist and author Tara Parker Pope, the blog covers disease, healthy living, fitness, and more, and features expert advice from the world’s leading medical professionals

Happiness Project

Writer Gretchen Rubin wrote The Happiness Project after she realized the “days are long, but the years are short.” She set out to spend a year trying to see if she could “change her life without changing her life” and discover the real, lasting secret to happiness. After the book became an instant best-seller, Rubin turned her attention to her website, and from there, The Happiness Project has evolved into an entire movement dedicated to helping people get more out of their everyday lives by setting specific goals (for example: Instead of deciding you want to “get more fun out of life,” make a goal to play with your dog for 20 minutes every day). Bookmark this site so you can visit it any time you need an instant dose of inspiration. If you’re feeling ambitious, contact Rubin to get and tackle your own “happiness project starter kit.

Blisstree

A little bit snarky, a little bit biting, and a whole lot of funny and informative, Blisstree aims to sift through the endless cycle of information noise and bring you the all the most up-to-date, entertaining, and interesting health, beauty, fitness, and food news that you need for living well.