Being a functional adult is, more than anything else, time-consuming. You have to hold down a 9-to-5 without whining about it, shop for groceries and cook real meals (read: not Mountain Dew and Pringles), stay current on Aaron Sorkin and The New Yorker’s opinions of him, be fiscally responsible (even when Zara is on sale), and keep the world up to date on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Really, there are no hours left for the most time-consuming thing of all: being well.
Bad. I know.
So, in response to this absurdly demanding iteration of adulthood, I’ve resisted the urge to hide in my room eating Froot Loops and watching Boy Meets World reruns. Instead, I’ve curated Twitter so all my health updates are in my pocket. Five idle minutes waiting for the bus, and I’m a well-advised, health-conscious grown-up.
Here are the most handy and healthy Twitter handles that I now follow:
· @goodhealth: A one-stop shop for fitness, nutrition, and wellness advice.
· @zeo: Apps, research, and fun-facts about how to make the most of your sleep.
· @bodyodd: All the weirdest quirks of the human body, explained.
· @healthtap: “Free, trusted answers from over 12,000 US-licensed physicians.”
· @athleticfoodie: Olympian Garret Weber-Gale reveals his recipes.
· @gretchenrubin: Tweets from the author of The Happiness Project.
· @wisebread: Money-saving methods to keep your cash high and your stress low.
· @nytimeshealth: The latest health news so you’re always in the loop.
Photo by Lululemon Athletica/Flickr Creative Commons
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