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Healthy Living Blogs To Inspire You In 2016

January 1, 2016

Kick off 2016 with this list of Healthy Living Blogs to Inspire You In 2016! 11 of my favorite bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and influencers who are kicking butt in the health community.

Kick off 2016 with this list of Healthy Living Blogs to Inspire You This New Year! 11 of my favorite bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and influencers in the health community.HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! So far so good on 2016.

There’s been so many recipes around here lately and everyone else is chatting all things New Years Resolutions that I thought I would change things up today.

Part of the reason why I started The Healthy Maven was because of how much I loved reading blogs. Admittedly, I don’t have as much time anymore to read them as I used to (I miss my Saturday morning bloglovin’ sessions!), but there are still some that I love catching up on when I can.

I’m certain many of you are hoping to go into 2016 with a fresh slate. I’m certainly not against New Years goals, but I prefer to focus on adopting a healthier lifestyle at a pace that feels right for you, not just throwing caution to the wind and hoping for the best.

That being said, one of the best ways to help you get on track (and hopefully stay on it) is to surround yourself with people who inspire you. I mean this as much IRL as I do on the internet.

An attitude I’ve adopted recently is to fill my feeds with people that inspire me in some capacity. Social Media gets a lot of flack for being a negative thing, but I think if used appropriately, it can do a lot of good. Just remember, people are allowed to inspire you but not make you aspire to be something you’re not.

Here are some of my favorite bloggers, vloggers, podcasters and influencers who are inspiring me this New Year!

Fit Foodie Finds

Who here is surprised that I’m kicking off this list with Lee? Besides her being my bestie and blogging partner, Lee’s blog has always been a huge inspiration to me. She posts kick-ass workouts and is the queen of easy, one-pot dinners. Her casserole bakes are a staple in our home.

Fit-Foodie-FindsPumps and Iron

I’ve been following Nicole’s blog for years. Her workouts are killer (I mean I’m literally on the floor of my apartment heaving and my muscles are always sore after) and she’s also a guru of workout clothes. I also appreciate her sense of humor and despite motivating others to be a bit healthier, she doesn’t take herself too seriously. I kind of, seriously want to be her friend.


Alexis has been a friend of mine for a long time now and I’m certifiably obsessed with her. She’s one of the few blogs I actually read (she’s hilarious!) and I love love love her plant-based recipes. She has been a huge inspiration in helping me to adopt a less meat-heavy and more plant-loving diet. Oh and she’s an RD, giving her some serious street-cred. Getting it Together

From the start, Cassie has been open and honest about the trials and tribulations of being a twenty-something just trying to figure it all out. I could relate so much to her journey and it’s probably the reason why I basically poached her as a friend. From healthy recipes, to running,to moving your life across the country, you can always count on Cass to say it how it is.

Almost-Getting-It-TogetherLexi’s Clean Kitchen

Lexi is a goddess in the kitchen. Her recipes are always amazing and super creative too. I know how much love and work goes into her recipe creations so you can count on her to feed your life. Over the past 2.5 years she’s also become a really good friend and I’m obsessed with how much sass and spunk is packed into such a tiny person. She also makes a mean cocktail!Lexi's-Clean-Kitchen

HealthNut Nutrition

Nikky introduced me to the world of YouTubers and the healthy living community on YouTube. She’s also the real deal, which I can say with 100% certainty because she’s become one of my really good friends in real life. She has a really balanced approach to health and life, which I’ve admired since I met her last year. I’m really excited to watch her channel grow and continue to inspire thousands this year!

HealthNut-NutritionThe Wellness Wonderland

I met Katie through Nikky and she is probably best know for her Podcast, The Wellness Wonderland. She’s also influential all over the interwebs, but it’s her podcast is what reeled me in and it’s my go-to when I’m struggling with something and need sound advice on how to work through it. Katie talks about health in all its capacities, physical, mental, emotional and has incredible interviews with influencers who are making a difference in the health community.

Wellness-wonderlandBack to her Roots

When I think of Cassie I immediately equate her with genuineness and positivity. She’s been open and vulnerable on her blog since the day she started it and I’ve loved watching her take leaps of faith and share how’s she’s finding her bliss in her country girl roots. She also makes me want to move to a farm in Indiana…

Back-to-Her-RootsFitness Blender

Not exactly a blog, but Daniel and Kelli run a workout site and epic YouTube channel. Their workouts are amazing and vast, but I also love following them on Instagram. I find them to be unlike other fitness sites who try to convince me I can have a Victoria Secret butt and 6-pack abs. They’re on a mission to get people moving, in whatever capacity they can and I’ve really admired this since I found their site a few years ago.


I wanted to highlight a few bloggers who are killing it and I’m stoked to watch them grow over the next year. Big things coming from these ladies!

Nourish Move Love

First of all, Lindsey is Minnesotan which already makes me obsessed with her. She’s also blowing up on the interwebs by sharing her workout tips, healthy recipes and spiritual guidance to truly nourish, move and love. I cannot wait to see what 2016 brings for this lady!

Nourish-Move-LoveIn It 4 The Long Run

Georgie has been on the scene for a little while now but she just quit her full-time job to take on the blog full-time. Georgie is a super talented designer and photographer in addition to her skills in the kitchen. She’s also an incredibly supportive and encouraging member of the blogging community. Watch out blogosphere, this lady is taking over!

In-it-4-the-long-runWhich bloggers or influencers inspire you? Feel free to drop a URL below so we can spread the love!


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    January 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Thank you so much Davida! I’m beyond flattered to be included with this kick ass group of ladies.

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    January 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with all of these! I’m only new to a couple so can’t wait to check them out. Happy New Year!

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    January 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I love this post so much because so many of my favorite bloggers are featured! I am so happy you shared Georgie’s blog! She is seriously my blogging hero! So inspirational and seriously going far in this community! Great post, Davida! And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    January 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    It’s so cool to see that two of your most inspirational bloggers have the same name as me–does that mean I’ll be in that list one day? LOL! I already follow a large amount of the bloggers you’ve mentioned here, including Lee and Nikki! These people sound incredible 🙂 cannot wait to start browsing!

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 6, 2016 at 11:28 am

      haha so funny! Cassie really is a pretty name and clearly means you must be a great blogger 😉

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    January 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Love all of these blogs!

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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    January 1, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I can’t tell you how honored I feel to be on here!!! You’re MY blogging inspiration! Love you to the moon and back. xoxo

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

      LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK. This is the year we’re in the same city and become a blogging powerhouse team!

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    January 1, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for not doing the resolution thing everyone else does.
    I’ve heard of some of these blogs and follow a few of them.
    I’m going to have to check out the rest! you’re such an inspiration.
    Happy New Year

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    She Rocks Fitness
    January 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    What a great list! I absolutely LOVE Georgie and so happy that she’s going to be living on Nantucket with me…Happy New Year! XOXO

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    Lindsey Bomgren
    January 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Pinch me! Seeing my blog on the up-and-comers makes my heart skip a beat — really! Nor to mention, next to Georgie whom I ADORE! So honored and can’t wait to give you a big hug the next time you’re in Minnie Davida! You and your blog rock my face off! xo-Lindsey

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    January 3, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Just started following Nourish Move Love, and I love it!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    January 3, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I haven’t heard of a lot of these so can’t wait to check them out!

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    Robin |CaliGirl Cooking
    January 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Love this! It’s so great to see a group of like-minded ladies supporting each other and coming together. I’m so happy I found your blog Davida (and all of the others you listed!) I’m looking forward to finding a “tribe” like this as I grow my blog in 2016. Happy New Year!

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 6, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Yes! Such an awesome goal for 2016 🙂 Thanks for your support, lovely!

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    January 5, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Great post Davs! I can’t wait to check these out 🙂 Hopefully we can meet up for a coffee/Barre class next time i’m in town.


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    M Jean
    February 11, 2016 at 5:38 am

    New year means, new ways to be healthy. I’ll be reading a lot. Thanks for sharing this post.

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    John Snow
    April 1, 2016 at 7:33 am


    You need a pat on your back. It is an amazing collection of health blogs. Most of these are already bookmarked as favorites. I feel it would be great to check out the rest as well. Keep up the good work!

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    askmequery blog
    May 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Really Google give me all information .

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    Adam Joshua Clarke
    May 25, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I am certainly more inspired now. It feels really good to see that people are working hard and doing well. Nice blog roundup.

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    June 10, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I just did a search for “Healthy Living Blogs” and your post came up! I’m excited to find YOUR blog, as well as the others that you posted. Us bloggers need to look out for each other and it’s so nice you gave a shout out. I’ve already signed up for a bunch of their newsletters (and yours!). Thanks! =)

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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 10, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Aw that’s so sweet of you to share Christin! I totally agree about supporting each other and I look forward to checking out your blog as well! -Davida

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    Linda Ngo
    June 15, 2016 at 10:42 am

    I really love these blogs. I’ve read of some of these blogs and follow a few of them.
    I feel it would be good to check out the rest. You’re such an inspiration. Thank you for your post. These are valuable for me.

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    Maura Hunter
    June 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Davida,

    I have a great interview/article I think would be perfect for your site!

    Happy to talk more.


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    July 18, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Very Informative post! Great Work.

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    August 3, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Helpful information nutrition, fitness, healthy living in this blog.
    Thanks Davida.

    My blogs on gluten frees

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    Dexter Jackson
    October 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I really appreciate the content! All info is valuable and fun to read. Fitness, nutrition, etc. – this blog rocks!

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    Sarah Jay
    October 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Really it’s awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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    Ala Fitness
    October 27, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hello Davida!

    Wow that’s really very impressive and informative post. Well researched. You have clearly outlined every point. Thanks for sharing these great list.
    Enjoyed going through some of them and really excited to check out the others.

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    Kathy Hardess
    November 2, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Davida, I must say this is one of the most comprehensive lists of this kind I could find. I already follow a looot of healthy living blogs but you gave a couple of good suggestions. Plus, I love that you really enjoy their blogs and you follow them. You’re not just compiling a list and that’s it. Keep up the good work!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      November 4, 2016 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you, Kathy! I still read every single one of these. Some of the best! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

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    Ala Fitness
    November 23, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Hello Davida!

    Thanks for sharing such an impressive and amazing lists of great blogs.
    Enjoyed reading some and really excited to check out the others.

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    December 2, 2016 at 2:40 am

    I have a quiery how can I find “Fit Foodie “?

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    January 11, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Wow! I find all them inspiring. Can’t wait to follow their posts. Thanks for sharing the list.

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    Hethre Honna
    January 11, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Very well written! Surrounding yourself with people who inspire and motivate you and removing toxic people is the first step towards a good year ahead. Healthy diet and exercise should be the motto for 2017 and the blog links are very helpful in this regard!

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    January 23, 2017 at 7:07 am

    This is great, I love every bit of this.

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    February 9, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Very good list of blog listed

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    May 26, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Interesting. Do you happen to have a YouTube channel possibly I can stay updated on? I ask because I’m restarting my transformation to lose weight and get a flat stomach again. But I also need some creative recipes for eating right. I used to love going to the Hibachi buffet in Philly and trying to steer away from that because I’m addicted to fine oriental food. If you can post some YouTube videos about eating right and healthy recipes, I’d greatly appreciate it and recommend your videos in a health and wellness post on DNN.

    Please feel free to stop by the site and post content sometime. 🙂

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    August 2, 2017 at 12:24 am

    I must say these blogs inspired me a lot. From now on I am gonna follow each and every post of yours. Thanks for sharing.

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    Olivia Benette
    August 2, 2017 at 1:28 am

    It is very important to stay healthy in this busy life. To stay healthy exercise daily and do some Yoga.

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    Joe O'Toole
    August 2, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Thanks for sharing the health blogs. These are extremely helpful in living a healthy life.

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    Waklert online
    August 2, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Very nicely written. I must say this is very interesting and inspiring blog, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful blog. You are doing a great work .

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    Mary Jane
    September 1, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I really appreciate your work. All the contents are really valuable and helpful. Can’t wait to check them out all! Thanks a lot for such a great work.

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    Damian Campbell
    December 11, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing the health blogs! It is so helpful for me since I’m starting my personal program to be fit and to make my stomach flat again. I need some creative recipe’s so that I can eat right and start my calorie count. I used to go to gym but stress just came to me and I start stress eating. So this coming year, motto would be “New Year, New ways to be healthy.”. Thank you again for creating this blog! I feel more inspired to be healthy again. These are valuable to me. Cheers!

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    December 18, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Thank you for some other informative web site. Where else may I am getting that type
    of information written in such a perfect manner? I’ve a challenge that I
    am simply now working on, and I’ve been on the look out
    for such info.

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    Nancy Bryant
    January 17, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Thanks for the list Davida! After my cholecystectomy last year, I’ve become health conscious and these sites will definitely help a lot. Glad to have come across your blog. Thanks again!

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    Janaína Santos
    May 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    PERFECT this post because TWO of my favorite bloggers are present!

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    July 24, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    You have the talent!

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    Yusni Bonlingo
    September 20, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Despite the millions of blogs written in the past, we indeed need fresh inspirations in living life.

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    Fitness Health Forever
    February 15, 2019 at 3:30 am

    While searching the Web I came across your site and I loved it!. Thanks for the Very comprehensive and resourceful list. I am finding some guest Bloggers as well. Also, I am running a Health Niche website blog and accepting Free Guest posts. Will be great if you could add my website to your list and Hope It’s helpful for the Guest Bloggers.

    Here is the Website:-


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    September 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Most inspirational bloggers have the same name as me–does that mean I’ll be in that list one day? LOL! I already follow a large amount of the bloggers you’ve mentioned here, including Lee and Nikki! These people sound incredible 🙂 cannot wait to start browsing!

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