Top Ten Online Resources for Health and Fitness In 2016avihendrix With the 2016 year already in full swing, many people are starting to revisit their New Year's Resolutions. Losing weight and getting in better shape continues to be the number one resolution for Americans with an estimated 38% of resolutioners aiming to trim down. The sad fact however is that only 46% of people keep on track for their resolutions after 6 months and a paltry 8% of people actually achieve those goals.
With summer right around the corner and vacations already planned, there is no time better than the present to crank things up a notch and undergo some self-improvement.
There are plenty of ways to both keep your New Year's Resolutions as well as any other health-related goals; getting a support group, tracking your progress, incentivizing your struggle, or turning your hardships into a game. Luckily, regardless of the tactic you choose, you can always be connected to your support path. With the internet being as pervasive as it is, there really is no reason why you can't use it to help empower you toward your goals.
Here are some of the best online resources to help you track, stay motivated, and simply get ideas on how to reach your health and fitness goals.
The Top Ten
Whether you need a support group to help cheer you on, a social forum to incentivize your struggle, or ideas on workouts, Beachbody.com has it all. Choose from a ton of specific workouts like P90x, Insanity, and a ton of other proven workouts to help keep you motivated and moving. - avihendrix
With a huge supply of daily workouts you can stream direct to your computer or mobile device, DailyBurn.com can get you moving. Yoga, Pilates, Cardio, and strength training make up just some of your options. With workouts ranging from 15 minutes to an hour, you can find something that fits your schedule. - avihendrix
The largest part of health and fitness is nutrition. They say "abs are made in the kitchen" and they aren't lying. From protein powders (essential for muscle building) to multi-vitamins, BotanicChoice.com has every conceivable supplement you could ask for. They pride themselves on carrying only the highest quality products so you won't be buying sugar pills and flour-filled powders. - avihendrix
By now, everybody has heard of The Zone Diet and the benefits of clean eating. ZoneDiet.com is your one-stop shop for products related to a nutritiously clean diet. They have articles to educate you on how and what to eat, along with when. Add that knowledge base to their online shop where you can get shakes, bars, and other foods shipped right to your door and you have a nutrition powerhouse dedicated to getting you eating right. - avihendrix
Want to eat right but don't have the time or energy to cook or shop? BistroMD.com has you covered. Gourmet, healthy meals shipped right to your door and ready to eat in minutes. No longer will you have to plan your trip to the gym around grocery shopping and a hot oven. - avihendrix
Sometimes you don't want to have to run along crowded city streets or brave the bad weather to get your cardio in. When you either don't want to hit the gym or just want the extra comfort of working out at home, Proform.com has all the equipment you can want. From treadmills and exercise bikes to yoga mats and iFit bands, ProForm not only has the products you want but also the prices you can afford. - avihendrix
Not just for the stereotypical "meat head" or "gym bro", BodyBuilding.com has articles and workouts from elite athletes, pro bodybuilders, bikini models, fitness experts, and medical doctors, all geared toward giving you the information necessary to get healthy and look your best. - avihendrix
Finally there's a supplement company for vegans. Don't like diary products? Does whey protein give you the bubble-guts? No problem. Let Vega be your source for plant-based proteins and supplements. Founded by a world class triathlete, Vega carries your meal-replacement bars and pre-workout mixes as well. - avihendrix
A company that totes itself as the largest online diet and healthy living community, SparkPeople.com is a support community for anyone looking for people going thru the same struggles. Find all your support needs met here. - avihendrix
One of the best ways to stay on track is to document your progress. FitDay.com is your FREE online diet and weight loss journal. Track what you do, what you eat, and where you're going with this essential tool. - avihendrix
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