Friday, November 13, 2015

How to stay healthy when you only have 5 minutes



So the Friday 5 topic this week is 5 ways to stay healthy through the holidays. Well instead of telling you to sign up for a turkey trot or to take it easy on the desserts, we decided to share ways to maintain your health in 5 minutes or less! Everyone is so busy during the holidays but yet people are always on social media. For this reason we decided to share 5 social media sites that give great healthy living/eating tips. The best part is that it will only take you 5 minutes (or less) to scroll through and learn something new. You won't have to worry about scrolling through a ton of selfies or pictures of kids and dogs (yup even I'm guilty of posting pictures of my dog)  or even people trying to sell you shakes and wraps (you know what I mean, right) to get to some real legitimate healthy tips!


So here goes....

1. GTP Fitness:  This Instagram account is run by a personal trainer and is full of great healthy eating  tips and good things to know about your body's joints and ligaments.  No fluff or selfies here! Just good healthy tips. Here is a sampling of what you will find on this IG account. Go ahead, take 5 minutes and scroll through.
 
Although this account is still active with great tips, I know this person posts more on their Facebook page. I just haven't been able to find it yet. I will get back to you once I do.
 
 
2. girls._.sports  is another great Instagram account full of tips for women athletes.  Right now she is sharing some great tips for runners. Next month she will start adding some tips for other sports.  If you love running (which I am sure you do), you should add her to your IG feed.  Here is just a sampling of what you will find on her page in 5 minutes or less!
 
 
 
3. eat_drink_shrink   Take 5 minutes and scroll through this great site. It's jam packed with more healthy tips about food and which foods help with which parts of our body.  Here is a sample of what you'll find.
 
 
4. LiveLightMD Follow this account for high protein, low calorie meals you can make in 5 minutes.
 
 
5. Fitnessrunningtips  You are never too old, too good, or too fast to learn a few more running tips, right?  Go ahead and take 5 minutes and add this Instagram page to your account.
 
So the next time you only have 5 minutes to spare and you are flipping through your phone, perhaps you will come across one (or more) of these accounts and you will learn a healthy tip that you will be able to put into action later in the day (or week)!
 
Tell us, is there an account that you follow that you actually learn some good tips from?
 
 
We are linking up with the gals from the Friday 5.

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I'm always up for adding more to my instagram feed, especially if it's inspirational or helpful!

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  2. Great choices and I am definitely going to check your list out.

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    1. I like how they are each very focused and don't try to sell you products!

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  3. Those are all new to my IG accts checking them out thanks!

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  4. Oooh, I love this! I have found loads of new accounts to follow now :)

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  5. I love 10-minute workout DVDs because if I am crunched for time, I can do one workout, and if I have more time than I thought, I'll do another one. Some can be intense, but I love getting them done.

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    1. I have a hard time with workout videos. Glad they work for you though!

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  6. This is great! I hadn't heard of any of these before so I'm going to add them to my list and check them out.

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  7. adding those IG accounts right now!!

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  8. Great IG accounts. Thanks for sharing, I'm always looking for new ones to follow!

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  9. that last tip sounds so fun! it's like fartleks but with music. i'm definitely adding that account to my instagram. thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I love instagram fitness accounts-it is such good motivation

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  11. I love IG fitness accounts so will definitely check these out! Thanks!

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  12. What a great take on the topic, fitness IG accounts are great and easy to follow. Ill be checking these out :)

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  13. Well this was useful information! I wasn't following any of these!

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  14. I always love new insta accounts! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Thanks for the IG account recs! I'll definitely be checking them out!

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  16. I'd never heard of any of these! There is just so much good info out there.

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  17. Thanks for the tips! I'm going to check these out right now! I'm always looking for tips and new accounts to follow.

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  18. Great list. Definitely did some immediate following. I can definitely do with some quick, 5 minute improvements. I love following accounts that give good tips.

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  19. These are great tips, especially during this time of year when all of our schedules get insane. I'll be bookmarking some of these sites.

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  20. I'll have to check out these Instagram accounts, they look great!

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  21. Thanks for sharing these! I always think of Instagram as entertainment, but I love that there are accounts devoted to tops like these! So cool! (And I love the idea orbiting a single song as a running fitness test - so clever).

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  22. great post! the truth is you can always do something and this post highlights that :)

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