From workout advice and nutritious recipes to motivational quotes and yoga poses, Twitter is a great (not the greatist, that’s us!) source for healthy living tips— but only if you’re following the right people.
After a rigorous evaluation process, The Greatist Team whittled down the entire Twittersphere to only the top 116 Greatist-approved twitter handles worth following. Here’s the complete list:
@JasonFerruggia World-renowned strength and conditioning specialist plus chief training adviser for Men’s Fitness, Jason Ferruggia shares his fat blasting #hardcore tips.
@craigballantyne Starting at the gym? See what certified strength and conditioning specialist (and founder of Turbulence Training Craig Ballantyne) is up to.
@louschuler Lou Schuler’s an award-winning journalist plus a diet and strength training guru.
@johnromaniello Fitness coach, trainer, and author John Romaniello helps people achieve and surpass their fitness goals.
@stevekamb Nerd Fitness “rebel leader” Steve Kamb travels the world tweeting about inspiration and fitness.
@tomvenuto Bodybuilder, trainer, and author Tom Venuto tweets on fitness, burning fat, and personal development.
@iRunnerBlog Scott of iRunnerBlog is the host of the weekly Sunday #runchats.
@JohnDurant John Durant tackles paleo eating, barefoot running, and CrossFit training.
@BornToRunChris Chris McDougall, author of Born To Run, gives you the runaround of what you need to know about running.
@TaraStiles Tara Stiles makes yoga accessible to the non-yogis. She helps you touch your toes and stuff.
@elenabrower Elena Brower was Eva Mendes’ first yoga teacher. Eva Mendes is good at yoga, thus, by the transitive property…
@SadieNardini Want a strong core? Sadie Nardini is the founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga and will help you get there!
@lululemon Fitness apparel brand Lululemon practices the lifestyle they preach. #sweatonceaday
@yogadork Yogadork takes a look at the not-so-serious side of yoga.
@fitsugar FitSugar tweets daily workout tips, motivation, and news.
@ChaleneJohnson Chalene Johnson tweets relatable fitness tips for the everyday person.
@keithnorris Tweets on diet and fitness tips “for busy, intelligent people” from Keith Norris.
@MeaghanBMurphy What does a Self magazine editor do to stay fit? Here’s a sneak peek into Fitness Director Meaghan B Murphy’s fit life.
@MyTrainerBob Want to train with Bob Harper? Here’s the closest most of us will get to the loveable Biggest Loser trainer.
@Kwidrick Katy Widrick started the weekly #Fitblog chats.
@Stephenholt Fitness expert Stephen Holt dishes out quick and easy tips (like the truth about “the muffin top”).
@RobbWolf Robb Wolf is a leading expert in paleo nutrition and is co-owner of NorCal Strength and Conditioning gym.
@FITNESSKarla A sneak peek into the behind-the-scene world at Fitness magazine thanks to Editorial Assistant Karla Walsh.
@Feather “GeekFit” Derek Featherstone tweets on design, training, triathlons, and more.
@BodyRockTV Check out thesehardcore workouts from the Body Rock team.
@TFerriss Author of The 4-Hour Workweek and The 4-Hour Body Tim Ferris basically just doing his thing.
@Gunnar A-List trainer Gunnar Peterson shares his celebrity-approved workouts.
General Healthy Living
@VitalJuice The latest juicy tips in fitness, nutrition, wellness, and beauty
@drbillsukula Exercise physiologist Dr. Bill Sukula bringing you health information in a way that’s down-to-earth and sensible.
@HealthTap Reimaging healthcare via customizable networks.
@BJFogg The geeky side of health, BJ Frogg is a guru in terms of using mobile technology to improve health.
@Rock_Health The rock star accelerator of health apps.
@ShelbylaneMD Cynthia Shelby-Lane, MD, also known as the “ageless doctor,” tweets on laughter and more
@zentofitness The no-nonsense guide, must-follow guide to staying fit and living well.
@sparkpeople Tweets from the website designed to help everyone reach their weight loss and fitness goals.
@GreatistBlog Seriously the #Greatist person to follow. We’ll leave it at that.
@thederek Founder of The #Greatist, Derek Flanzraich.
@DrFrankLipman Founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness, Dr. Frank Lipman is the guy Kevin Bacon and Maggie Gyllenhaal seek out… which is a good thing.
@KimsHealthTips Celebrity nutritionist (known for her glowing green smoothie) Kimberly Snyder tweets holistic nutritional tips like what type of granola to buy and beautifying foods.
@DrWeil Insight from Dr. Weil, an industry leader in integrative medicine and nutrition.
@DrLindseyDuncan Naturopathic nutrition expert Dr. Lindsey Duncan treks around the world in search of nature’s best medicine,and tweets along the way.
@mercola Dr. Mercola, renowned natural health physician and online natural health care evangelist, tweets his natural approach to healthy living.
@Bodybybass Motivation served in 140 characters from ofTrainer Teddy Bass.
@Sarahstanley Sarah Stanely runs 100 mile marathons like its NBD and tweets along the way.
@DailyEvolution Owner of Evolution Total Wellness Alicia Kirschenheiter shares inspirational tweets designed to inspire.
@Jonosapien Check out the daily whereabouts of athlete Jonas Caruana and just try to keep up.
@Johnisfit Follow John’s now-four year journey from “fat to fit.”
@Kris_Carr Follow Kris Carr (cancer survivor) on her Crazy Sexy Life journey.
@ElephantJournal Waylon Lewis tweets on the “mindful” life.
@Fitnessita Gina makes us want to step away from the computer and hit the gym.
@CJNutrition Tweet tips on how to eat like a nutritionist from two of them.
@JoelHarperFit Regular FIT TIPS including the nutritional benefits of common foods like beets, papaya, and more from Joel Harper
@CynthiaSass Eat like an athlete with tips from Cynthia Sass, RD, the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays.
@ChoosingRaw Clinical nutritionist Gena Hamshaw shares her ultimate recipe box of healthy dishes.
@bradpilon Brad Pilon’s the author of Eat Stop Eat and a short term fasting advocate.
@AthleticFoodie Can’t decide what’s for dinner? Check out these yummy tweets of recipes made for athletes.
@NellStephenson Everything you ever wanted to know about eating paleo from nutritionist Nell Stephenson.
@marionnestle Tweets from Marion Nestle, NYU Professor of Nutrition, author of Food Politics, and industry thought leader
@DamyHealth Let trainer Amy Layne power up your meal with her simple, yet nutritious recipes tweets like roasted chickpeas.
@ScritchfieldRD Creator of Nurture Principles and The Me Movement, dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield also moderates the #mefirst chats.
@dougkalmanphdrd Sports nutrition expert Douglas Kalman MD tweets on how to make food work for you.
@bittmanNew York Times food writer, author of Food Matters, and influencer Mark Bittman shares some delicious recipes.
@guygourmet Guy “grub” facts and nutrition news and from Men’s Health.
@wsjhealthblog Insight and analysis on health and health business from the Wall Street Journal.
@nytimeshealthNew York Times’ health news.
@LATimesHealth Health and medical news from the Los AngelesTimes.
@sanjayguptaCNN Tweets from well-known CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
@MayoClinic What’s up, doc? News and updates from the Mayo Clinic.
@ClevelandClinic What’s up, other doc? News and updates from the Cleveland Clinic, too.
@UMN_Health_Talk The latest studies and research from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.
@TimeHealthland TIME’s tweet-worthy health, wellness, and diet facts.
@UCSF Updates and news “advancing health worldwide” from the University of California – San Francisco.
@BodyOdd MSNBC’s Body Odd team constantly answers our “Did you know your body could do this?” questions.
@IPInstituteNYC Go inside the gym with the Under Armour Combine Training with Integrated Performance Institute Owner Michael Torres.
@davezinczenko The man behind the Men’s Health brand: David Zinczenko.
@EditrMH A sneak peek into the mind of Men’s Health magazine editor, Peter Moore.
@OzGarcia Timely studies with personal commentary from nutritionist Oz Garcia.
@DrOz Medical facts can be fun, or at least Dr. Mehmet Oz makes them that way.
@KatherineHobson Tweets from WSJ Health Blogger Katherin Hobson (and self-declared Nutella extraordinaire).
@gruntdoc A glimpse at life as an emergency physician.
@michaelpollan In defense as to why you should follow him, we suggest you check out Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food.
@Doctor_V Medicine meets social media in the form of Dr. Bryan Vartabedian.
@DrEades Physician and Protein Power blogger Michael Eades MD doesn’t sugar coat what it takes to be healthy.
@VGidwaney Vinay Gidwaney looks at the emotional side of wellbeing.
@kevinmd A leading physician voice on social media, Dr. Kevin Pho tweets about the future of healthcare.
@drjohnm Cardiac Electrophysiologist Dr. John Mandrola advocates for healthy living through exercise and good choices.
@DeepakChopra Tweets from the living legend and meditation guru Deepak Chopra.
@UncleRush Russell Simmons proves that one way to be #superrich is through inner peace and yoga.
@DrWayneWDyer Follow bestselling author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s open dialogue about meditation.
Fitness, Health, & Happiness Innovation
@HealthyThinker Insight from the health economist, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn.
@RunKeeper The company behind the hot fitness app tweets about the future of social fitness.
@FitBit The buzzed about program that helps track fitness and health goals… like food journaling, but for fitness.
@Zeo Tweets from the sheets! A monitor that helps track and improve sleep.
@Scotteising Health and wellness professional and innovator Scott Eising shares relevant tweets.
@edbennett Tweets from Ed Bennett on the growing use of social media and its impact on health care.
@GAINfitness A startup that’s revolutionizing the way people work out and integrate fitness into their daily lives.
@shopwell Nutrition information that helps you to make healthier decisions at the grocery store.
@dailyburn The premier fitness tracking tool and fitness social networking.
Find somebody new to follow? Share this list on Twitter so others can, too!
And who are you shocked we missed? Let us know in the comments below for next time.
Updated October 2011