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Updated December 15, 2017
A hundred years ago in internet time there was this thing called RSS, and it was a way to read blog content without visiting any blogs directly. Then Google effectively killed it for everyone but nerds and aging Gen Xers—and from those ashes rose the email newsletter.*
(*There are other reasons for the current newsletter explosion, but most sane people aren’t interested in marketing talk or the history of direct mail.)
The great thing about a newsletter is you don’t have to do anything to get some fresh content delivered to your computer/tablet/phone on a regular basis. The bad thing is that, just like everything else on the web, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. It can be hard to find even the chaff in the rush of gifs, macros, and videos that are passed back and forth daily.
That’s where we come in. Below is a list of some of the most interesting and popular newsletters on the web today. Most lists like this stop at 5 or 10 suggestions, but because I had a lot of coffee this morning I kept going until I was well past 50. But don’t worry—I’ve grouped them by the type of person I think might enjoy reading them, so the list shouldn’t be overwhelming unless you just can’t abide hyperlinks. (There are a lot of hyperlinks.)
“Big deal, I’ve seen these before!” You say. To that I say, “Welcome, Reddit visitor!” And yes, odds are some of these will be familiar to you, but hopefully you’ll discover something new that will keep you entertained and/or informed in the months to come.
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- I must know all the things
- I miss newspapers! (Or, I don’t know what a newspaper is but it sounds interesting in theory)
- I like to read nonfiction books
- I don’t like newsletters but everyone is always talking about that one thing so maybe I should do that?
- If I read business newsletters maybe I’ll finally get that raise
- I seek to improve myself daily
- I like artsy stuff
- I like science
- I like to read tips about productivity and personal finance
- I like journalism and media news
- I am a totally basic cat lover
- I want to laugh
- I like movies, music, and just entertainment in general
- Honestly, I don’t know what I like anymore
- I try to fill the emptiness with shopping
- I like politics
- I like sports
- I like food
- Here are the techniques that make a great newsletter signup form
- 7 Email newsletter signup examples that are built to convert
- 2. Mad Fientist
- 3. Kate Spade
- 4. Ripped Body
- 5. Hustle Panda
- 6. Copyhackers
- 7. Backlinko
- Don’t assume these examples will be the best for you – you should still test!
- 10 Health & Weight Loss Newsletters You Have to Sign Up For
- Read It: Here
- Read It: Here
- Do you subscribe to a health and wellness newsletter that we missed? Share it in the comments below!
- WLR Newsletter
- Get the latest on what works for weight loss!
- Recent newsletter stories…
- Simple 1lb a Week Difference
- Walk Out, Lose Weight and Get a Medal
- 12 Stones Lost!
- 6 Proven Habits for Successful Weight Loss
- Plan to Keep Hunger at Bay
- Helen Mirren’s 12-Minute Workout
- Lose it in 6 Weeks
- Super Simple 10 Minute Muscle Workout
- Should You Eat Breakfast?
- Can you lose a stone in a week?
- How Much Willpower to Lose It?
- Go Mediterranean – the Easy Way to Eat Less
- If You Can Do it at 72 . . .
- Try the wlr tools free
- A Free Online Health and Wellness Newsletter You Can Actually Use
- A Newsletter Can Help Employees Take the First Step Toward Better Health
- A Good Newsletter is Hard to Create and Costly to Buy
- Here Is Your FREE Online Health and Wellness Newsletter- Wellness News You Can Use
- What’s the Catch?
- How to Use the FREE Wellness News You Can Use Newsletter
I must know all the things
If you’re that person who thinks the entire world is a giant trivia contest that you must win at all costs, these are the newsletters for you.
Now I Know
One interesting story per day. Learn how butter got its name! Find out how hubcaps got invented. That sort of thing.
Lots of miscellanea.
I miss newspapers! (Or, I don’t know what a newspaper is but it sounds interesting in theory)
A news summary each morning with a heavy emphasis on world politics, economics, and technology. It’s packed with information but somehow still easy to read, and definitely worth your attention.
Foreign Policy’s Situation Report
There are several newsletter options here, but the Situation Report is a good way to stay up to speed on what’s going on in the rest of the world.
Like Quartz but more casual—it’s sent out in the afternoon after the daily news cycle has crested—and a little funnier, at least in theory. (You’d better like dad jokes.)
In the same vein as NextDraft—recent and trending news stories packaged in small paragraphs of commentary—but allegedly aimed at female readers. But honestly, anyone can read it.
MuckReads by ProPublica.org
Investigative journalism from around the web, although the focus leans slightly toward political coverage (imagine that).
Muck Rack Daily
Journalists tend to share stories with each other and comment on the current news. Muck Rack, a site for journalists, gathers up the most interesting activity in the news as well as the back channel discussions of it among journalists. You don’t need to be a journalist or even be interested in journalism to get value from it, though.
A list of miscellaneous stories culled from various sources, but mostly focused on the entertainment industry, the media industry, and tech companies.
Photo credit: Dennis Skley
I like to read nonfiction books
It’s probably easier to just reprint some recent headlines from the site, while pointing out that these are not meant to be click-bait: “Why don’t men kick each other in the balls?”, “The rise of the strawberry”, “Who farts? And who cares?”
Center for Data Innovation
Again, it’s probably easier to just show you some recent headlines: “Dataset ranks history’s most important individuals”, “Visualizing life along Broadway”
Stack Exchange – Linguistics
Subscribers ask each other questions about grammar, syntax, and etymology for multiple languages. Even if you’re not a linguist or polymath, it’s fascinating to read.
A weekly list of the type of longer articles you can sit back and enjoy over the weekend.
As the name suggests, slowness is a virtue with this newsletter. It only comes out once a month, and it collects interesting stories that are at least three months old. You can make your own version of SnailMail by just leaving a Longreads newsletter unopened in your inbox for three months, but this is an even easier way to get the same results.
It’s the more serious cousin to Sociological Images—think The Atlantic but with a heavier emphasis on stories that look at how our world works and a lighter emphasis on current events.
You’re looking for Serial.
Well, there’s no harm in trying. And at least you’ll learn interesting new things about how your coworkers think in the process.
One to two opinion pieces each weekend, usually about Apple and online journalism.
Blinkist is a new subscription service that provides summaries of nonfiction books (mostly business focused) so you can get at the highlights without wading through the filler. Their blog “Page 19” recaps some of those highlights for the general public.
A newsletter about (and for) startups, tech companies, and developers.
A summary of startup news.
A business advice blog, but for designers and other creative professionals.
If you’re a fan of video content, these next two are for you:
You most likely know what TED is, and this newsletter is an easy way to find out about new talks.
foundation.bz (bottom of page)
Video interviews with entrepreneurial types, from Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg.
I seek to improve myself daily
The focus of this newsletter is on becoming more productive and well-rounded, mainly through reading more books. But the author also points readers to various interesting essays, interviews, and articles around the web.
Ryan sends out his email once a month, which gives you more time to work through the 5-10 books (on all sorts of topics) that he recommends with each issue.
This blog publishes 8-12 posts a month about how to live a more satisfied and happier life—and the word “Zen” in the title hints at the underlying theme of the blog.
I like artsy stuff
This weekly newsletter could also be classified under the self-help group above, but what really makes Brain Pickings stand out is how it showcases books with amazing artwork and design, as well as its emphasis on famous artists and what we can learn from them.
The reviews and essays on this blog are often magazine quality and always interesting. The other day I learned about (and viewed a photo essay of) a retail store designed by Frank LLoyd Wright that served as a test model for the spiral design used in the Guggenheim.
The Public Domain Review
You won’t believe the weird books, prints, photographs, films and records that are in the public domain. Or maybe you will, if you subscribe to this newsletter.
I like science
Gaines, on Brains
Science news about the brain, translated into layman’s English by a neuroscientist who also happens to be a professional journalist.
The news from this site is really intended for professional science types (just check out the advertising on the site to get an idea of the target demographic). If that doesn’t scare you away, you’ll find a good overview of current science stories here.
MIT Technology Review
If The Scientist sounds too pro-level for your taste, here’s a newsletter with stories aimed more at the general public, and focused more on the types of stories that would appeal to non-scientists.
The “technological singularity” is a hypothetical future scenario that’s still being debated by scientists, technology experts, writers, and futurists. But this newsletter has a broader focus, and is a good source of content if you’re interested in cutting-edge technologies and the issues that come with them.
I like to read tips about productivity and personal finance
Life & Limb from PolicyGenius
www.policygenius.com/blog (top of right column)
Sure, we have lots of great productivity and lifehacking tips, but we also offer some of the best insurance and personal finance content around.
I like journalism and media news
Today in Tabs
Media news with a heavy dose of commentary and gossip.
NiemanLab Daily Digest
Media news without any gossip or snark, for the more serious/thoughtful reader.
And as I mentioned above in the News group, give Muck Rack Daily a try, because its focus tends to lean towards politics.
I am a totally basic cat lover
You: Judge me all you want, but you can never make me stop forwarding you cat gifs.
Me: Fine, then here:
I want to laugh
This is The Onion’s answer to Buzzfeed, Upworthy, and all those other clickbait websites. You might think it’d be hard to parody content that’s already frequently a parody of itself, but Clickhole manages it.
Funny or Die
www.funnyordie.com (click the “Browse” link at the top of the page)
You probably know the website. The weekly newsletter highlights some of the funniest (or at least newest) content from the past few days. And because it’s sent out at the end of the week, it can make for some nice distractions on a Friday afternoon.
Less about making you laugh and more about the entertainers and writers responsible for it. If you like comedy, it’s a nice view into how the sausage is made.
I like movies, music, and just entertainment in general
www.avclub.com (bottom of page)
A good source of movie, TV, and music reviews and commentary.
A playlist of mostly electronica music sent to your inbox every Monday at noon pacific. (Get it?)
A new song and a matching GIF sent to your inbox every day. No specific genre, but the songs are usually by unknown or under-appreciated artists.
Honestly, I don’t know what I like anymore
For the person who would fit into the first group on this list (trivia) except you’re either too busy to be that obsessive or else just easily bored.
TinyLetter hosts lots of websites covering all sorts of topics. This is their weekly sampler, so you never know what you’ll get.
Not a subscription link, but a list of all the different communities on StackExchange—and it turns out there are a lot of communities aside from programmers. I already mentioned the linguistics group above, but the travel group’s newsletter can also be pretty interesting.
Basically the equivalent of saying “surprise me.”
A newsletter about newsletters.
aeon.co/magazine (envelope icon in upper right)
This site is mostly about science topics, but not always, and since I’ve never been sure how to categorize the other content I’m putting in this group.
5 Useful Articles
The stories in this newsletter always involve intellectual property in some way—but surprisingly, this includes all kinds of topics and issues, which makes it a pretty interesting read no matter who you are.
Links I would gchat you if we were friends
Pretty much what it says, which means you can expect a heavy focus on internet memes and general random stuff.
I try to fill the emptiness with shopping
Fair warning: the following aren’t going to help you find bargains, so don’t subscribe to them if you really do have trouble controlling your spending.
Office and productivity products.
www.producthunt.com (top of page)
More tech oriented.
thewirecutter.com (near bottom of sidebar)
Kind of gadget and consumer electronics focused.
I like politics
Me too! Isn’t the other party just terrible?
Politico (various newsletters)
Also see ProPublica’s MuckReads and Foreign Policy’s Situation Report in the News section above.
I like sports
A clear, concise summary of what’s happening in various sports. The sign-up page promises this newsletter will help you “have better conversations with co-workers, family and friends.”
grantland.com (bottom of sidebar)
Solid, entertaining reporting and commentary on sports and the industry around it.
I like food
Nosh On It
There are a million recipe websites and many of them offer newsletters. This one is particularly nice.
Now go load up your email inbox like it’s an RSS reader from 2011! And if you think I’ve made an egregious error in the selection above, let me know in the comments.
Also, here’s a funny thing I only just now remembered: we also have a newsletter! What a coincidence! You should sign up for it using the form below because it comes packed with great content on all types of personal finance and productivity topics—and it gets better, smarter, more focused, nicer smelling, etc. with every issue.
To set the stage for these newsletter signup examples, we’re going to give you a quick crash course in creating high-converting email newsletter signup forms.
Great signup forms…
- Offer an incentive – give subscribers immediate value by offering an incentive for signup, like a coupon or content upgrade.
- Tell people what emails they’ll get (and how often) – because of email spam, people are wary of giving away their email addresses. Remove these fears by telling people exactly what type of content you’ll send and how often you’ll send it.
- Match your forms to your content – if possible, create signup forms that are personalized to the page a visitor is reading.
- K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple) – for newsletter signup forms, shorter is better. Keep it to one or two fields max.
- Use social proof – by highlighting how many existing subscribers you have, you demonstrate the value of your newsletter to would-be subscribers.
- Make your CTA clear – don’t use something generic like “Send”. “Subscribe” is ok, but it’s even better to use your CTA to reinforce the incentive or benefit a subscriber is getting.
You’ll see these techniques play out across all the examples below.
RemoteOK is a popular job board for remote jobs. To grow their newsletter, RemoteOK uses an unobtrusive, dismissable opt-in bar at the bottom of every page:
Here’s what makes this newsletter signup form so great:
- Simple design – with just two small fields, the form only takes a few seconds to fill out.
- Unobtrusive, but still eye-catching – the usage of the notification bar instead of a popup makes the form fairly unobtrusive. But its sticky position at the bottom of the page also makes it impossible to miss.
- Clear frequency – subscribers know exactly how often they’ll receive emails, and can even customize the frequency with the drop-down.
- Personalized – while the screenshot from above was from the homepage, each job category gets its own personalized form
If you want to create a similar form for your site, you can use the bottom bar positioning for Getsitecontrol’s email subscription form along with Targeting rules to create personalized forms for different pages.
2. Mad Fientist
Mad Fientist is a popular blog about personal finance and financial independence. Its newsletter signup form uses a great two-step approach:
- Two-step opt-in – with a two-step opt-in, users first need to click the Subscribe Now! Button. Then, a modal popup appears with the form. This technique harnesses the Zeigarnik effect to boost conversions.
- Social proof – Mad Fientist touts the impressive “81,000 others” number to boost social proof.
- Clear benefits – subscribers get “exclusive content and software”, which lets them know they’re getting something special regular blog readers don’t get.
To create an opt-in form like this, click Collect email addresses in the dropdown menu in your Getsitecontrol dashboard and select a modal popup. If you want the same two-step opt-in approach, you can use programmatic behavior targeting to only show the popup once a user clicks a button — here’s how.
3. Kate Spade
Like many eCommerce stores, Kate Spade uses a newsletter signup popup that offers a coupon to new subscribers:
While this approach is common, there are a few specific things that Kate Spade does great:
- Impactful button CTA – instead of something boring like “Subscribe”, Kate Spade uses “Get My 15% Off” to remind subscribers what’s in it for them.
- Negative opt-out – beyond the positive button CTA, Kate Spade also has users close the popup with a negative “I Don’t Want 15% Off” opt-out, which can further boost conversions.
To create something similar, access Collect email addresses section and set up a modal popup. You can play around with how soon your popup displays by using Targeting rules.
4. Ripped Body
Ripped Body is a popular fitness website run by Andy Morgan. The homepage greets all new visitors with this large newsletter signup form:
There are a few things this newsletter does well:
- Incentive – in exchange for their emails, subscribers get “The Complete Nutrition Setup Guide book, macro calculator, and email course.” That’s a lot of value for an email address!
- Social proof – Ripped Body touts the fact that 60,000 other people subscribe, which adds some hefty social proof.
- Highlights “Free” – it never hurts to remind people that they’re getting the incentive for free!
- Simple – just one easy field and a clear CTA button.
The form itself is fairly simple — you should be able to create it with your email marketing service’s built-in form tool. For example, Ripped Body is just using the built-in ConvertKit form functionality.
5. Hustle Panda
Hustle Panda helps startups find brandable .com domains. You can also subscribe to receive new domains via the newsletter:
Here’s what we like about this simple form:
- Clear content – subscribers know exactly what they’ll get — “new .com domains”
- Frequency – subscribers know they won’t get their inboxes bombed because emails only come “every few weeks”.
Like Ripped Body, you don’t need anything special to create this newsletter signup form. Your email marketing service’s built-in tool should work fine — Hustle Panda is using MailChimp.
Copyhackers is a popular blog about copywriting, so it’s no surprise that the strong point of their newsletter signup page is the copy:
There are a lot of things going on that makes this one great:
- Clear frequency – subscribers can expect ~1 email per week.
- Lots of benefits – Copyhackers lists out 9 clear benefits that subscribers get, including social proof in the form of both subscriber counts and a testimonial.
- Examples – while you can’t see this in the screenshot, Copyhackers has examples of past newsletters, which lets visitors see exactly what type of content they’ll get.
There’s nothing fancy about the actual design or targeting on this one — it’s the surrounding copy that makes it unique. Copyhackers is using a generic form embed from their email marketing service (ConvertKit).
Backlinko is a massively popular SEO blog from Brian Dean. Brian uses multiple newsletter signup forms, sometimes on the same page. But we’re especially fond of this simple slide-in widget:
Here’s why we like it:
- Social Proof – that “103,891 subscribers” number tells potential subscribers that a lot of other people find Brian’s newsletter to be valuable.
- Exclusivity – by telling people that newsletter subscribers get “exclusive SEO tips”, Brian shows how subscribers get even more value than blog readers.
- Unobtrusive – the slide-on only appears once users start scrolling down the page, which makes it unobtrusive, while still attention-grabbing enough that people can’t miss it.
If you scroll around the rest of Brian’s site, you’ll also see some other great newsletter signup form examples, like his sidebar widget which highlights the “exclusive tips” benefit even more:
To create a newsletter signup form like Brian’s, you can use the Collect email addresses option and set it up as a slide-in popup, as well optimize the Targeting controls to display the slide-in once a user starts scrolling.
Don’t assume these examples will be the best for you – you should still test!
While all of these email newsletter sign up forms are great for their respective sites, don’t assume that they’ll always be the best option for your specific site.
Instead, use them as a jumping off point and then run your own tests to see which option works the best. Creating tests like this doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated — Getsitecontrol’s built-in A/B testing makes it easy to run experiments with just a few button clicks.
Now get out there and create your own newsletter signup forms! Hopefully, we’ll be able to add your form to this list of successful email newsletter signup examples soon!
10 Health & Weight Loss Newsletters You Have to Sign Up For
- by Caitlin H, Oct 10, 2016
There’s a lot of great health information out there.
So much, in fact, that finding time to keep up with each individual magazine, website, blog, newspaper, etc. is darn near impossible.
Fortunately, there is one thing we check pretty much every day, all day — our email. And even more fortunately, you can get all the wellness information you need to stay on top of your health delivered right to your inbox via free email newsletters.
We rounded up the top 10 email newsletters to follow to make sure your body stays fit, your mind stays sharp and you perform at your very best.
New York Times Well Blog
Many people consider the New York Times to be one of the best sources of news and information — its Well Blog is no exception. Reporter Tara Parker Pope has spent a long career staying up to speed on the very latest in health, wellness, scientific studies and other health-related news — and she’s eager to share it with you.
Read It: Here
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
Dr. Mirkin is a sports medicine pro, fitness guru and longtime radio host known for his wry and honest take on popular diets and health issues Always backed by evidence-based research, he gives a no-hold-back commentary on popular nutrition theories (often that breaks from the norm). Dr. Mirkin is not shy about expressing his criticism of things like the paleo diet and gluten-free, for example, but he’s also a go-to, trusted source for nutrition information that will help you lose weight and stay fit.
What better source than the publication that spends 100 percent of its time and energy focusing on it? Health Magazine is chock full of tasty recipes, quick-hit workouts, wellness information and much, much more.
Food Tech Connect
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest in health and tech, you’ll find it at Food Tech Connect. The site is focused on innovation in the diet and food sector and works to connect businesses and consumers with products that will help them grow and succeed.
Fit Bottomed Girls
Practical. Funny. Whitty. Real. And just plain awesome. That’s the kind of fitness, weight loss and diet advice you’ll find with Fit Bottomed Girls. You’ll also get articles that inspire and empower women, plus real support that will help you stay on-track and motivated.
Sometimes the best way to lose weight is to go to a source that gives you easy-to-digest tips and recipes. That’s exactly what you’ll find with Popsugar Fitness’s newsletter. It’s designed to make your fitness resolutions simpler — and that’s exactly what it does.
You’ve probably heard the whole “you can’t out-exercise a bad diet” thing a time or two before. Enter Eating Well — an online food magazine with thousands of healthy, low-calorie recipes to meet pretty much any diet need, special occasion or creative spark you have.
Read It: Here
HEALTHbeat from the Harvard Medical School
Harvard University is known worldwide for its cutting-edge research in weight loss, diet, fitness and healthy living. Besides their studies, they also have a website where they publish articles covering everything from easy ways to soup up diets, to recommendations for losing weight, to their latest reports and more.
The amount of information you can find on WebMD is nothing short of incredible. Among the top sources for medical information, WebMD also has a whole section of its site dedicated to nothing but wellness, healthy living, weight loss, diet reviews and more. Besides the wealth of knowledge you can get just by visiting their website, you can stay on-top of all the latest health news with one of their many newsletters.
Don’t let the title fool you — the Nutrition Action newsletter goes far and beyond just being a place for good diet information (although it does that too). It also keeps you up-to-date on the latest health news, weight loss tips, easy fitness routines and much, much more.
Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager
Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.
Get the latest on what works for weight loss!
(We won’t share your email address.)
Simple 1lb a Week Difference
Duh! When you see the results of this study, you’ll probably have one of those ‘I knew that already’ moments. But this is actually the first controlled trial to directly compare differences in calorie intake and weight gain from eating processed or unprocessed food.
It’s a pound a week’s worth of difference, find out more
Walk Out, Lose Weight and Get a Medal
You need to clock up less hours to make the medals in this year’s Walk the Weight Off Challenge. In fact, some members have already got a Bronze, SoupDragon’s is hanging on her fridge door.
All agree that it’s great to have real medals – start walking for yours today
12 Stones Lost!
Elaine started walking her 12 stone off by going from her front door to the first lamp post, then increasing a little each day. It’s hard to imagine how far that took her but the pictures help, see for yourself
6 Proven Habits for Successful Weight Loss
There are many, often conflicting, theories and lists of should and shouldn’t eats in the dieting world. So we thought it would be a good idea to ditch the theory and go straight to the heart of the matter – what works for most people who lose weight and keep it off.
Here’s 6 behaviours such people rely on to get and stay slim, you only need to adopt 5 of them to be successful, see what they are
Plan to Keep Hunger at Bay
Eating Low Gi is an effective way of keeping hunger under control, here’s our 7 day plan
Helen Mirren’s 12-Minute Workout
In the news again when a Telegraph reporter gave it a go, Dame Helen Mirren’s favourite workout’s no secret to wlr; it has been a popular item in member packs.
Helen says she’s used the plan for years, find out more
Lose it in 6 Weeks
Sometimes it’s easier to commit to doing something you want to do, that you think is going to be quite difficult, if you decide to do it for a fixed period of time. We get on just fine with things like Dry January and the November Veg Pledge.
We think it’s a great tactic for getting a chunk of weight lost.
Six weeks is an ideal fixed period. Here’s how to lose it in 6 weeks
Super Simple 10 Minute Muscle Workout
Lack of time is often the reason why many of us either don’t start, or give up on, looking after our muscles. Maybe it feels like an unnecessary indulgence, but neglected muscles start to trickle away in our 30s – along with their metabolism boosting magic.
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Can you lose a stone in a week?
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How Much Willpower to Lose It?
Karen, who lost 5½ stone, says “When people say to me ‘You must have so much willpower’ I feel I have to explain that if it had been up to willpower I would have stayed at 17 stone.” Read how she did do it
Go Mediterranean – the Easy Way to Eat Less
This study throws some light on why eating Med style is such a good strategy for shedding pounds, get the results
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February got you down? The cure for bleak skies, bad moods and whiskey cravings = real health and wellness inspiration you can use. Here are six free health newsletters that are all killer, no filler.
Buzzfeed’s Health & Beauty Newsletter
If Buzzfeed’s tasty content can’t motivate you to investigate new health hacks, well, we don’t know what will. This clickable newsletter includes workout challenges, handy body facts, answers to your questions about sex and hair and makeup tips, all with “friendly, body-positive advice along the way.” Get in in your inbox Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Well + Good
This is the newsletter you’ll want to subscribe to if you’re a trend junkie. Learn about the newest buzzworthy protein powders, latest gut health facts, and other fashionable happenings in the natural wellness scene. Stationed in New York, Well + Good’s team of contributors are a savvy bunch of fitness, beauty and yoga experts with their fingers on the pulse.
Jillian Michael’s Losing It
J. Michael’s is known for her take-no-prisoners approach to motivation. If you’re working on your fitness in a major way this winter, get this newsletter. Jillian will make you want to whip yourself into shape with her client’s success stories, plateau-crushing ideas, shopping and dining out tricks, and more. You get it five days per week. Because Jill never sleeps.
Dr. Christiane Northrup’s E-newsletter
This is “one-of-a-kind health and lifestyle advice,” from the pioneering women’s health expert Christiane Northrup. She’s all about the connection between the mind, emotions, physical body and spirit and gets that women’s health is not one-size-fits-all. Mindfulness meditation mavens, get it!
MBG offers “an email a day to brighten your way” aimed at those who tread lightly on the earth. Get a roundup of the newest and most popular stories on the mbg blog, from weight loss tips for those who don’t use the word “diet” to composting tutorials to attracting a conscious partner. If you’re mad about Goop, this one’s for you.
The Summer Tomato Newsletter
Darya Rose, the woman behind Summer Tomato is a trained neuroscientist turned anti-diet food blogger who coined the term “healthstyle” — the idea that getting and staying healthy is a process of cultivating habits you actually like. She’s super smart, down to earth, and accessible in her writing style, which is totally the point — it shouldn’t be complicated.
A Free Online Health and Wellness Newsletter You Can Actually Use
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A Newsletter Can Help Employees Take the First Step Toward Better Health
Helping employees adopt and maintain healthy behaviors is at the core of every wellness program. To have healthy behaviors employees must first start with education and awareness. A good online help in wellness newsletter can give employees the start they need.
For employers, the challenge is to find a wellness newsletter that has accurate, evidenced based help in wellness articles that are written by trusted authorities.
The World Wide Web makes all health and wellness information available to everyone. The information on the web comes from a wide array of sources that ranges from peer-reviewed science on one end to complete fabrications filled with lies and outright deceptions on the other end.
It’s wonderful to have such easy access to so much information but it’s difficult to identify information that is accurate and trusted from information that is not.
Employees who have access to an accurate health and wellness newsletter have a better chance of living healthy lifestyles that will prevent chronic diseases and improve quality of life. By itself, a wellness newsletter will have little effect on employee health.
But when it is combined with a comprehensive wellness program a good online health and wellness newsletter can be a nice addition to any wellness program. Give employees accurate, helpful information at the right time and they will be more likely to improve health behaviors.
WellSteps clients use our free wellness newsletter, but more importantly they also use our behavior change challenges and programs. WellSteps TLC is a good example of how we help people change. Here is the 1st of 17 behavior change videos:
A Good Newsletter is Hard to Create and Costly to Buy
Health and wellness newsletters can be used to share healthy living tips, news, and wellness ideas. For wellness programs that have the luxury of having both the staff and resources to create their own wellness newsletters they still face the challenge of finding good content.
There is a constant flow of press releases, news, and health and science discoveries which make it difficult to keep up.
This is complicated by the difficult task of finding content that is produced by trusted authorities. Some wellness programs can purchase choose to work with a wellness newsletter vendor that can create and print custom newsletters but these can cost up to $12 per person per year.
And now that everybody has a mobile device printed materials are pretty much a thing of the past.
Today, good online help and wellness newsletter should be delivered to any web enabled device, especially mobile devices. In the next decade just about everybody will be using their mobile devices for just about all communication needs.
Here Is Your FREE Online Health and Wellness Newsletter- Wellness News You Can Use
To create the Wellness News You Can Use newsletter, WellSteps hired a dedicated employee to search for and post the most current and accurate health and wellness information. Here is the direct link to the Wellness News You Can Use online newsletter.
It is updated daily with the most accurate, interesting, attractive, and user-friendly content we can find on the web. We keep the content fresh and up-to-date.
This wellness newsletter only uses the most reliable sources of content: including the New York Times, medical journals, the Cleveland and Mayo clinics, universities, and other trusted sources.
Best of all, there are NO ads on this page. The Wellness News You Can Use is ad free. However, once you click on an article you’ll be taken to a content partner and you’ll probably see some ads. That’s the way the web works these days.
The Wellness News You Can Use online newsletter is just getting started. New articles are being added daily and a video library is coming soon. All the articles are searchable and you can browse major topics like fitness, nutrition, and health.
The value of this online newsletter is the effort that goes into finding and posting health and wellness articles that come from trusted sources. With so much misinformation out there, you now have a single location where you and your employees can get trusted health information on a variety of wellness topics.
Submit your ideas: If you have other articles or sources of reliable health and wellness content we’d love to hear about it. You can email your ideas to [email protected]
What’s the Catch?
The mission of WellSteps is to improve public health. Worksites do this best with worksite wellness programs. Over the years we’ve created lots of free tools and resources to help wellness programs improve.
The Wellness News You Can Use free newsletter is just one more of our free tools. We get to provide great wellness news and articles to those who are looking for good content and we get to show the world that WellSteps is one of the nation’s best wellness programs.
How to Use the FREE Wellness News You Can Use Newsletter
Here is the direct link. You can check it out for yourself: https://www.wellsteps.com/blog/wellness-news-you-can-use/
- Add this link to your company’s wellness page. It’s constantly updated so you’ll always have access to a fresh and interesting wellness newsletter.
- Share the link with your employees and ask them to bookmark it.
Your employees are going to spend time browsing the web so you might as well give them some outstanding, FREE, health promoting content.
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Dr. Steve Aldana Last updated Jan 2, 2020