With the Internet, magazines, and the advice from your friends and family, there is a wealth of information out there on health and wellness. So much, in fact, that you might run into some contradictory “facts” that might leave you more confused about a health topic than when you first starting researching it.

It’s important to know where you can go to find good, honest information. Here are some of my favorite places to go when I have a fitness or nutrition-related question. Use these sites and lose weight, get fit, or get to work on whatever your health goals may be.

Hey, who says you can’t get something for nothing?

LiveStrong.com

A website started by the Lance Armstrong Foundation, this expansive, dynamic site for both men and women has information that spans the gamut, from elite training tips to the basics, like healthy eating habits.

Not only do they share specific exercises to help you get in shape, but they also have videos and photos that show proper form, which is important in preventing injury, especially when you’re trying something new.

FitSugar.com

Mostly for active women (or women looking to be more active), this site is full of healthy recipes, informative videos, diet tips, and workout ideas.

One of the best features of this website is the celebrity workout section. It’s nice to see that most of those fit people we see in movies and on television don’t just sit around eating bonbons all day. They sweat it up like the best of us, and truth be told, many of them kick butt on a regular basis, doing unique workout routines like Pilates, CrossFit, circuit training, kickboxing, and more.

This website also caters to those with dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians, vegans, and those who are trying to avoid gluten or dairy.

REI.com/expertadvice

Sometimes, a company with a stellar reputation in a certain area of expertise puts out excellent, free information to the masses. We should all be thankful REI does this.

Known for providing weekend warriors with the gear they need for any type of outdoor activity, REI also delivers useful advice and information on their website. Want to try mountain biking but you’re not sure where to start? Don’t know what you should bring with you for an overnight camping and hiking trip? Want to take up canoeing? Whatever your outdoorsy, sports-related question, REI’s expert advice website has an answer.

Check Out Your Favorites

With more and more people turning to the Internet to connect with their favorite brands, companies are, in turn, producing helpful, useful content on their websites to draw in more business.

Use this to your advantage!

Even if you don’t subscribe to Men’s Health or Women’s Health, their websites are full of articles about health, fitness, and diet. Nike.com has a whole section for those training for 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons, and more. And NewBalance.com has a whole section dedicated to wellness, with articles, motivation, and training tips.

Of course, I personally always find What’s Up, USANA? to be full of great information, from yummy, healthy recipes to supplementation information and skin care tips.

So, go online and do some exploring on these sites and more. Make sure to bookmark your favorites and revisit them often! The more information you take in, the more likely you are to put that knowledge into practice in your everyday life to make you and your family healthier and happier.

How About You?

What sites do you swear by? Leave your links in the comments!

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