Wellness

15 Of The Best Health & Wellness YouTube Channels

When it comes to health and wellness, YouTube is one of my favorite resources for finding inspiration and staying motivated. There are so many great channels out there that allow you to stay fit and healthy from your own home without spending money on a gym membership or hiring a personal chef.

Looking for some health and wellness inspiration? Here are some of the best YouTube channels to help you eat well, stay fit, and help you live a healthy lifestyle!

It’s also a lot easier to follow along with workouts when there’s a video explanation, and I love seeing all of the ingredients come together in a recipe with a live tutorial. Plus, videos can really allow a person’s personality shine through in a way that blog posts can’t always do.

Since it can be difficult to sift through the depths of YouTube to find good health and wellness channels, I’ve compiled a list of people I watch when I’m in need of some health inspiration. Obviously we all follow different philosophies and principles when it comes to health, so I’ve included a bit of everything from lifestyle to fitness to nutrition that I think we can all enjoy.

This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, but rather some channels that I absolutely love and watch often. Watch a few videos from these channels and subscribe if you find someone you love!

Lifestyle Channels
1 | Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw is a health coach, yoga teacher, and author, and I love her positive attitude and practical tips. She covers a whole range of health-related topics such as snacks ideas, sleep tips, and stress-relief practices. She shares wonderful behind-the-scenes look at how she manages to balance all of the different aspects of her life with a busy schedule, and you can tell that she just has such a zest and love of life about her.

2 | Holistic Habits

Sarah Nagel is a Canadian YouTuber who also runs a a crystal and handmade jewelry shop on etsy. On her channel, she shares great tips about creating a natural skincare routine, practicing self-care, and natural ways to deal with anxiety and stress. There’s something about this girl that makes me just want to become her BFF, and I guarantee her personality will put you in a good mood.

3 | Lauren Toyota

Lauren is one of the most real and honest people in the youtube community, and I love hearing her insight on things like spirituality, work-life balance, and emotional wellness. She mostly shares vegan what I eat in a day videos, but she also has lots of Q&As that are super interesting. She’s a master at whipping up meals out of random ingredients in her fridge, and I basically want to be her best friend.

4 | Zanna Van Dijk

Zanna Van Dijk is basically wonderwoman. She’s a personal trainer, fitness blogger/vlogger/model, and founder of the #girlgains movement. On her YouTube channel, she shares her workout routines, nutrition tips, travel vlogs, and tips for living a balanced life. I follow Zanna on practically every social media platform, and she’s probably one of the hardest working people you’ll come across.

5 | Carly Rowena

Carly Rowena is a personal trainer and fitness blogger who makes videos about living a healthy lifestyle, weight loss tips, and workout routines. This lovely lady has so much energy and she’s always on the go, but somehow she manages to fit all of that healthy goodness into her daily life. She also keeps it real and shares those moments when she’s feeling overwhelmed and how she deals with them.

Fitness Channels
6 | Blogilates

I have to thank Cassey Ho for being the person who ultimately inspired me to start my own health journey when I was in college. She started her YouTube channel focusing on pilates videos, but now you can find anything from yoga to HIIT to dance workouts on her channel. If you find you get bored with workouts easily or you need someone to cheer you on, Cassey will make it extremely fun for you.

7 | Yoga With Adriene

If you don’t know who Adriene is yet, she’s quickly become everyone’s favorite yoga teacher. Her relatable personality, sense of playfulness, and just overall bad-assness makes her yoga videos so fun to do. If you’re someone who’s had doubts about trying yoga in the past, I highly recommend you try one of Adriene’s vids. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi, there’s something for everyone on this channel.

8 | Fitness Blender

Daniel & Kelli are a husband and wife team who post day-by-day workout programs to help you get a strong, healthy body. If I’m ever in the mood to work out but I’m not sure what to do, I just scroll through their videos and always end up enjoying whatever I choose. They have videos on everything from HIIT, cardio, strength training, kettlebell, pilates, circuit training, bodyweight, yoga, and low impact workouts, so there’s something for everyone.

9 | The Live Fit Girl

Deanna is a pilates instructor and personal trainer, and I’ve recently become hooked on her YouTube videos. She has some amazing workout challenges with free printables to track your progress, and all of her workouts are perfect for doing at home with minimal equipment. She shares different types of workouts like pilates, yoga, HIIT, plus workouts that use kettlebells and resistance bands.

10 | Tone It Up

Karena and Katrina are total babes who have inspired a whole community of Tone It Up ladies with their workout and nutrition plans. Anytime you watch their videos, you’ll feel as though you’re just catching up with your girlfriends and having a grand ol’ time. From their quick and fun pilates video to their bikini body programs, these girls have everything you need to enjoy getting fitter.

 Nutrition/Food
11 | Hot For Food

I am currently obsessed with Lauren & John, and I think I’ve watched every single one of their videos since finding their channel. They post vegan recipes that always look and sound super delicious, and often they’ll do challenges with each other to see who can make the best version of something, like breakfast or tacos. You’ll notice I also included Lauren’s channel earlier in this list because I’m just that impressed by her.

12 | Joyous Health

Joy McCarthy is a holistic nutritionist, author, and blogger who I’ve been following for quite some time now because of her down-to-earth personality and overall joy for healthy living – she really does live up to her name! Along with sharing easy-to-make recipes and nutrition tips, Joy also shares practical advice for staying healthy and leading a more natural lifestyle.

13 | Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen

Sarah is one of those charismatic, bubbly people who never fails to put me in a good mood when I’m watching her videos. She takes recipes that are not vegan and somehow veganizes them, like crab cakes out of artichokes?! So crazy. My mind is always blown when I watch her channel. Her creativity in the kitchen is why I’ll always watch her videos as soon as they’re uploaded.

14 | Lean Secrets

Brenda Leigh Turner shares tips and tricks for weight loss on her YouTube channel. Even if you’re not looking to lose weight, Brenda has great insight into things like leaky gut, metabolic typing, carb cycling, and other interesting nutritional topics you may or may not be familiar with. I love her upbeat personality, and she makes confusing nutritional information a lot easier to understand.

15 | Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.

Even if you’re not a raw vegan (or vegan at all for that matter, which I am not), we can all appreciate Laura Miller’s strange and wonderful personality. I mainly watch her videos because I think she’s absolutely hilarious, but her recipes are also super creative and interesting to me since she takes common recipes and turns them into raw masterpieces.

Main photo credit: Carly Rowena


Your Turn!

Who’s your favorite healthy YouTuber? If you have your own channel, leave a link down below in the comments!


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Hi, I'm Catherine! The Blissful Mind is your guide to being the calmest, healthiest, most productive version of yourself. Whether you're trying to slow down, de-stress, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little less complicated.
  • I just started getting into watching YouTube videos (hi, I’m like 5 years late!) and I’ve been searching for some great wellness ones…this list is perfect!

  • Courtney Clarke

    Shared this post on my blog. You’re such a beautiful soul. Thank you for this post today! I definitely gained invaluable insight from it <3
    Sending my love!
    Courtney (www.barebonesofcourtney.wordpress.com)

  • Thank you for this awesome list! I am always on the lookout for these types of channels but youtube is so big.

    Will definitely be bookmarking this post.

    http://thedoseofchic.com

    • Youtube definitely is big – sometimes it just feels like a black hole! I hope this helps narrow it down a little :)

  • Great suggestions! I find that I watch more YouTube channels than read blogs these days!

    • I definitely do too, Stacy! I love to read, but I’m also a very visual learner. Glad you liked the suggestions! xo

  • Of these I’ve only heard of #6&7, so thank you so much for sharing! :D -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • I’m almost mad at you for posting this, because it’s going to make my YouTube obsession so much worse! Haha. Great list, Catherine!

  • Yoga with Adriene and JessBeautician are my favourites! Definetly going to check other YouTubers out and subscribe to their channel! :)

    Andrea Ingrid | http://www.clairdemoon.blogspot.com

  • I love Blogilates! I follow her calendar and do her workouts every day. I love Cassey’s focus on positivity and just getting better and stronger as opposed to looking skinny. She’s so encouraging and the vulnerability and honesty she presents with her own experiences and struggles is so inspiring.

  • What an awesome round up Catherine! I love Blogilates but so many of these are new to me. I can’t wait to explore them! xx

  • Francisca

    I’m always searching for inspiration to start an healthy life but when I think I’m ready, my lazyness speaks louder… That is something I have to change!
    Loved the post! ☺😘

  • Jasmin Bhandal

    Hi Catherine, I just wanted to say that beyond curating this list for us, your lovely and genuine descriptions of each of these ladies is what I really was moved by. Thank you for speaking so well of fellow women and for inspiring me to keep doing so as well.

  • Andreina Gomez

    Thanks Catherine for this post! I only knew about three of these youtubers, so now I have more options for educating myself + following some major babes!

    https://collectingmoments.me/lifestyle/

  • Brett

    I hope to God I reach people like these one day!! Great info

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYAxLKJnqi_EFAgEiZ-xpdQ

    Bless your journey!!!

  • Annonymous

    Sarah’s Day should definitely be added to this list!!

  • Chriss Mapp

    I was reading through your list and I noticed your list seriously lacks diversity. Are you only interested in helping and promoting white women.

  • Anna Laura Sommer

    Hi Catherine! I’ve been searching for great health and wellness channels to subscribe to, and this list was so helpful! I just subscribed to so many of them! I was struggling to find more “classy” fitness ladies to follow! Great list!

  • Balance Psychologies

    Hi Catherine, what a great blog. I am also a wellbeing blogger but I am trainee psychologist and blog about things from a psychological perspective. If you have a spare minute or two here is the link to my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cXb6DkHL43qXl1y3h351g my website is http://www.balancepsychologies.com

  • Mindy Layton

    You should check out Pick up Limes!

  • Evalongoria1987

    Liveleantv is another one. This couples is motivational and have the cutest 6 mo. Old baby!!

  • Deja Carleen

    Thank you for this list of these amazing ladies!

  • James Russell Garrett

    I have my own channel! Check us out, we’re daily vlogging our Beachbody “Shift Shop” program. It’s an adventure, come with us! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk39xlYlHGIf_h8e-mc0cQ

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