These are things I use & love and can highly recommend for everyone who wants to start/maintain a healthy lifestyle or start a successful blog! These resources are not the most popular ones, but have worked best for me over the years. Also, please note, that some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you click on them and purchase I might get a commission which helps me keep this blog up.
Health and Fitness:
Free Workout Videos
You can find tons of free workout videos online – HIIT, Zumba, Beginner, Pilates, Yoga, it’s ALL available for free online. All you’ve got to do is give those videos a go! Bellow are some of my personal favorite Youtube fitness channels, go ahead and check them out!
For some of my favorite workout video round ups, check out these posts:
- 5 best workouts to get in shape fast
- 8 pilates workouts to tone everything while lying on your mat
- 7 morning yoga workouts to start your day right
- The best yoga workouts to reduce neck & shoulder pain
- 4 quick workouts to tone your arms
- 6 best workouts to shape your butt
Staying motivated to exercise daily is easier with a plan! If you haven’t, check out these posts:
- How to create a workout plan
- Workout plan for complete beginners
- Intermediate/Advanced workout plan to get in shape
Nutritrient/ Glycemic Load Calculator. I use this calculator to calculate glycemic load & nutrient content of recipes. (I do this very rarely, but this is a great tool!) You’ll need to sign up for an account (it’s free), and adding the recipes takes a while, but it’s worth it, if you want to track glycemic load & nutrient intake. You get a very detailed nutrient profile of your food (even omega-3 & omega-6!)
Glycemic index and glycemic load of food. A great resource for anyone who’s counting carbs/ wants to improve insulin sensitivity.
Science Research: I do a lot of research for my blog posts. For the scientifically-heavy ones (like this one), I research on pubmed. I started using pubmed when I was a biochemistry student and still use it – it’s a search engine for biomedical research. I also use Google scholar sometimes.
Starting a Blog
- How to start a successful blog – detailed tutorial on how to start a successful blog, grow your traffic and make money with it.
- Siteground is the hosting I use and with all my heart recommend for starting a blog. You get the best uptime, site speed and security starting from $3.95/month. And if you want to transfer go self-hosted, they can migrate your blog for free.
- WordPress.org is the platform I use for blogging. You need your own hosting to be able to use it, but you get access to thousands of free themes, plugins & more, needed to start and maintain a successful blog.
I use the Genesis Framework with the Divine Child Theme on my blog. I chose the Divine Child Theme for its versatility and great looks and Genesis for the speed, updates and security. Absolutely love them both!
Canva is the online design tool I use to make most of my graphs for my blog and Pinterest! You need to sign up, but almost everything is free and it makes you feel like you can actually design stuff. Whether it’s a graph for Pinterest, Instagram or a flyer for a concert – I’ve been able to make EVERYTHING in Canva.
Growing your Blog:
Pinterest. Not quite a social media platform, but my favorite social media platfrom! It’s the best place to promote your blog & content. If you stay consistent with it, Pinterest can help grow your blog quickly.