If you’re someone who absolutely adores social media, you might have an Instagram account. Along with millions of active users, you’re probably enthralled by the app’s sleek design and diverse content.
If you’re starting a new health and wellness journey, there are so many ways to incorporate Instagram into the mix.
Consider these ways Instagram can be a great guide to optimal health:
1. Meal Prep
There are hundreds of Instagram accounts that are specifically dedicated to healthy eating. Many of the accounts demonstrate how to cook healthy yet delicious meals and stick to a certain diet. Whether you subscribe to a gluten-free diet or a vegan diet or anything else in between, there’s plenty of accounts and hashtags to follow and learn from. The pictures always make me hungry.
If you don’t have a membership at the local gym, it tends to be harder to find a trainer in your area. Thankfully, Instagram has hashtags. You can put your city in the search engine along with the type of trainer you’re looking for. It’ll take some perusing and scrolling perhaps. However, you can find a trainer in your area. If people in your local circle post about their workouts and trainers online, check to see who they use. When a trainer has a presence on Instagram, they tend to use it to validate and showcase their services. This way, you’ll have a better idea of what you’re walking into. Some even travel to your home or work or offer online sessions!
3. Workout Ideas
If you’ve ever been in the midst of a workout regimen to lose weight, it’s not uncommon to experience a plateau. When this happens, there’s a struggle to continue losing the weight. In order to break past the plateau, it’s important to focus on a variety of elements. Perhaps, you’re not getting enough sleep. You might want to eat more vegetables and cut out certain carb-heavy foods. You might also want to try different workouts. Instagram fitness influencers provide a range of workout regimens. You can find everything from Kettlebell workouts to aerial yoga workouts on Instagram. There are times when it’s going to take a lot more than a simple jog to get the weight off. In addition to using home gym equipment, get inspiration from the workouts you see in the app. It’d be a great idea to create a workout list and use the inspiration from Instagram to build a variety of workouts. As you try the different workouts throughout the week, your body has a better chance of breaking past the plateau. I keep a health journal to monitor my progress.
What ways have you used Instagram for healthy lifestyle inspiration?