By now, even your grandmother knows that Twitter is an unbounded resource for pretty much everything: sex, money, current news, parties and the list goes on and on. But more importantly, Twitter is a fast and easy way to access tips on things most important to you, like health. So, we here at PYNK have compiled a list of 5 amazing Twitter resources that you can follow for tips on everything from nutrition, spiritual quotes and how- to’s on different exercise steps.
Jeanette Jenkins is one of today’s premier female celebrity trainers (she’s the one responsible for Kelly Rowland’s DIESEL abs) and is an unending resource for positive quotes, nutrition tips and how- to fitness tips. You can also check out her work on her blog, thehollywoodtrainer.com.
Black Girls RUN! is the brainchild of running buffs Ashley Hicks (who brews her own beer, Hicks Lite!) and Toni Carey. Their website, blackgirlsrun.com, is geared specifically towards tackling the obesity epidemic amongst women of color. Their tweets serve as encouragement for all women on their fitness tip and they have great fitness product (clothing, sneakers etc) reviews.
Renisha is a fitness trainer who is a hodge- podge of information on everything from healthy recipes for your hair and palette to stretching tips and how- to fitness videos on her website, RenewedFitness.org. Currently, she is training for her 2nd Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
The Greatist is a premier website which covers topics from “How Social Media is Affecting Marriage” to “Hangover Cures” in addition to the typical fitness and nutrition advice found on health websites. The writer’s have a very laid- back voice so that readers can remain informed without all the jargon that fitness websites can sometimes overuse.
Mark Bittman is a well- known fixtre on the NYC cuisine scene as a writer for the NY Times and published author. His tweets unleash a hail of delectable recipes ranging from pork stir- fry with greens to roasted peppers to rice pudding. The very thought makes the mouth water.
The good thing about Twitter is that once you follow even one of the resources mentioned earlier it finds similar accounts so that you can pick and choose who you want to follow for your personalized health advice. Heath is not just physical, it’s also largely a state of mind and twatching for healthy tips is a great way to keep on that track.
Zoy Britton is PYNK Mag’s Web Editor. You can find her @ZoyMB.