I’ll be the first to admit that I spend way to much time scrolling through social feeds, in particular Instagram. Don’t we all? I mean, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that sometimes I’ll watch Instagram Stories while say curling my hair or munching on breakfast. And laying in bed, mindlessly scrolling through my feed, well yeah… not a good habit in the slightest.
Social media is a double-edged sword: one of disconnection and connection. On one end, you can spiral down a deep hole of comparison. Filters screw our perception, and more often than not, they act as highlight reels. They can also be addicting, distracting us from living in the moment by focusing on how to share said moment via a photo, perfectly-timed boomerang, or video. On the other end, social media can be a tool of connection and inspiration.
I follow a lot of people on Instagram (ahem, 850+), so this is by no means an exhaustive list of my favorite accounts. It is simply a taste of some of the accounts I come back to again and again. An aestetically-pleasing Instagram feed is a work of art, really, and while I greatly appreciate branded accounts with eye-catching color schemes, the accounts that attract me the most are those that feel REAL. Those that inspire me to ditch the filters, and show life as it is.
These badass women inspire me on the daily, and are worth a follow. And while you’re at it, feel free to follow me on Instagram at @hillontherun ?
10 Wellness Instagram Accounts to Follow
Emily is a fellow IIN Health Coach, and an adorable one at that! Whether she’s popping up at 4:00am for an Orangetheory Fitness class, rocking a cute outfit, or creating killer (health) coaching programs, Em lights a fire under my butt to pursue my passions. She also lives in the hip city of Portland, Oregon (oh hi, beautiful Pacific Northwest!), and I’m only slightly envious of that.
Take one peek at Amanda’s feed and I promise you’ll get an immediate travel itch. Amanda is an American Expat fitness guru temporarily living in Barcelona, Spain. She continually inspires me to experiment with different kinds of exercise, enjoy a matcha latte, and embrace doing things independently from solo lunch dates to weekend trips (in a foreign country). Amanda’s feed is eye-catching and a must for anyone who loves food, fitness, and travel.
I can count on Katie for a daily laugh. Seriously, all I have to do is watch her Instagram Stories and I am guaranteed to smile. Her sarcarcam isn’t like any other. She’s usually sharing something about her pets, her crazy curly hair, or the inside scoop on all things Charlotte (North Carolina) while sipping on an iced coffee. Katie encourages you to not take life too seriously.
Edie is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Colorado-livin’ doll. She is also a health coach with an undying mission to help women love themselves through body acceptance and positive self-talk. Her feed is full of colorful, nourishing food and powerful reminders about self-acceptance that pull at your heart strings. Thanks for being the sunshine that you are, Edie.
Jamie is not only a self-care guru (and I’m not talking about manis & pedis here) but an intuitive living expert (my words, not hers)… but she is a Lifestyle Coach for good reason. While Jamie coaches women to be their own best friend and feel all the feelings, she simultaneously opens up about her personal life — most recently all that has unfolded with her cross-country move from NYC to San Fran. Jamie’s wisdom encourages me to be more in-tune with my myself, and that being REAL never gets old.
Fitness enthusiasts, Lauren is your girl. Her feed is jam-packed with sweaty workout snippets that will make you want to get off your butt and move! Whether it’s hitting the gym, or running on a tropical beach, Lauren’s dedication to fitness is strong… like her core!
You may know Jeannette already – as she has quite the following – but if not, I am happy to introduce you to this petite mama and health living queen. I wouldn’t say no to lunch at Jeannette’s house as her kitchen is a superfood haven. She’s a baller at meal-preppin’ real, wholesome food for her fam. Photos of her eats and exercise will spark your interest, but her vulnerability is what keeps ya around. She talks on her Stories like she’s talking to you. She’s not scared to share the tough stuff, and she is authentic as all get out.
I guarantee you will feel better about yourself after scrolling through Corinne’s feed. A Food & Body Image Coach, she steers you away from any sort of restrictive, diet mindset and, instead, empowers you to love yourself — where you’re at, with the body you’ve got. She also is the host of the podcast, HeartSpace, which is worth a listen.
Meghan is a kombucha-sipping accountant by day, blogger by night who shares her musings in her own personal wellness journey. Her feed led me to her blog where I learned that she, too, suffers from SIBO (but has since kicked its butt). Connecting with others that are going through something similar is what these social feeds are all about in my opinion. Meghan’s feed captures her genuine approach to pursing wellness in her own life, without all the filters and fluff.
Connie is a 24-year-old gal taking life by storm — almost a registered dietitian with a masters degree, intuitive eating and movement is the name of her game. Her relaxed view on eating and exercise is refreshing. Wether she’s nannying, grabbing a margarita with a girlfriend, or cranking out college exams, this girl keeps it real through and though. Connie’s mature devotion to her passions and education will take this young gal far.