How to Use Pinterest for Healthy Motivation

Pinterest, an online space for collecting and categorizing interests, can be a great tool to help you create and keep healthy diet, exercise and lifestyle goals. Adding and sharing your pins can also help keep you motivated to stay on track.

Women’s Health magazine recently featured tips by registered dietician Mitzi Dulan, author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way to Thin, on how to use Pinterest to achieve weight loss goals.

Her tips included collecting inspirational images on a single board, compiling tasty-looking recipes and jotting down ways to make them healthier in your pin descriptions, and taking 10 minutes out of each day to add photos to your pinterest pages to keep you focused.

Another way to use Pinterest for weight loss is to make a collection of weight loss advice and inspiration from your favorite experts, to read when you are feeling unmotivated.

Dulan says, “Pinterest can be a never-ending supply of healthy nutrition and fitness tips. People get bored with the same workouts and recipes, and Pinterest helps them mix things up.”

There are plenty of healthy avenues to explore with Pinterest aside from weight loss. If you are interested in trying some new organic recipes, for instance, Pinterest boards are a great place to collect them.

People who follow your pages can then suggest their favorites, as well. If you are going gluten-free, you can collect an array of gluten-free meal choices to reference later.

You may also choose to create a pinboard for your favorite exercises and stretches, collect reminders of fun events going on in your area to remember when the time comes, or pin photos of activities you would like to try, such as yoga or pilates. When you view your pages later, you will be reminded of all of the fun and active ideas you had.

pinterestIf you are interested in exploring meditation, which can be a wonderful addition to a healthy lifestyle, you may wish to pin different meditation options in your area to one board, so you can compare them all in one place and choose which ones to try.

These suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg; use your imagination and create pinboards which will personally inspire you to live a healthy life!

-The Alternative Daily


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