Health and wellbeing are topics that have gained a lot of media coverage in the recent months. Social media has had a vital role to play in this, with the spread of hashtags and creation of campaigns assisting with communicating messages across the globe.

Part of this social media presence is the rise of Instagram accounts that aim to inspire individuals to continue with the healthy lifestyle that many of us commenced on January 1st. Of course, everything on social media should be taken with a pinch of salt, but there are a few accounts I have found to be particularly helpful for both my physical and mental wellbeing. A quick read that might inspire some of you, here are my top eight accounts for health and wellbeing.

1. @thedelicious 

Gone are the days when you had to buy heavy recipe books for healthy food ideas. And yes, you CAN eat chocolate chip cookies as part of a healthy lifestyle.

2. @mynewroots

I’m not a vegetarian, but sometimes I do fancy something different from meat, particularly in the middle of a working week. This account has some great ideas if you’re stuck for suggestions.

3. @aliceliveing

One of the first accounts I ever followed when I started my fitness regime in 2015. Not only does Alice share some delicious recipe ideas, but many of her workout videos are able to be done in the comfort of your own home. How easy is that?!

4. @cleowade

Who doesn’t love an inspirational or thought-provoking quote? I often scroll through this feed on the train or bus. Little reminders of how great the little things are can really change how the rest of your day goes.

5. @amandabisk

As a former pole vaulter turned yoga instructor, Amanda focuses on stretching, health and body toning. Well needed to avoid injury after all that weight training!

6. @kayla_itsines

I have a bit of a soft spot for Kayla, as she’s Greek. Her Instagram feed is a great mix of transformation photos, recipe ideas, inspirational quotes and some beautiful shots of Greece!

7. @shutthekaleup

Whether you want workout ideas, recipe inspiration or beauty product tips, Jeannette has the account for you. She also looks amazing and is proof that you can eat normal food while trying to be healthy. Can anyone really live on salad?

8. @emilyskyefit

With a strong focus on strength and toning, Aussie gal Emily Skye makes no secret of the fact that she has suffered with low body confidence in the past. Her feed is bursting with workout ideas, food and inspirational quotes to remind us that we’re all on a different journey.