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Maintaining health is important to me.
I’ve got a lot of bad genetic juju that promises to take me down, and I’m doing everything I can to fight this destiny.
I regularly exercise and practice yoga. I also have become a believer in Ayurveda – this is a fairly new development that’s become part of my routine in the past year.
Here are some health blogs that help me stay on track with my goals.
I like the balance of health care and healthy living in Wellness. The site covers a mix of things, including meditation, mental health, therapy, stress management, and sleep.
I immediately identified with a couple of posts: This is Why Your Hands Are Always Cold and These Simple Tips Can Trick You Into Eating Healthier.
The latter talks about splurging on some nice dishware – I super appreciate the permission to do this! I’ve been dying for some new items for my kitchen.
Follow @HuffPost on Twitter.
Well is a great section of The New York Times that covers diet, exercise, mental health, family, and lifestyle.
For example, I would love to get more mini walks into my day. This piece talks about how 2-minute walk breaks add up.
Other interesting posts include How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’, Can You Get Two Colds at Once?, and Scans Show Differences in Brains of Preschoolers with A.D.H.D.
Follow @nytimeswell on Twitter.
3. Shots — NPR
Shots. What a clever name for a health blog.
NPR’s health section covers your health, treatment and tests, health companies, policy news, and public health information.
There’s a ton to see here.
A bunch of posts caught my eye, including Spending Bill Lets CDC Study Gun Violence; But Researchers Are Skeptical It Will Help, For Women With Low-Risk Pregnancies, Technology Can Reduce Doctor Visits, and Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws.
Follow @NPRHealth on Twitter.
Since I’m from Washington, DC, I felt compelled to note a health policy news site.
The Hill’s Healthcare is a great place to get caught up on what’s going on in the policy world.
Brush up on these recent headlines: Iowa’s governor signs law allowing plans outside ObamaCare, Trump declares April 2 ‘World Autism Awareness Day’, and CDC director: US could end AIDS epidemic in three to seven years.
Follow @thehill on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Follow her at @cpcube.