“If you’re looking for some love and support, her channel is hands-down the place to go.”
Not sure how I haven’t thought to write this post before! After all, YouTubers were a huge reason I got so interested in health and wellness in the first place.
Today I’m going to be sharing the top YouTube channels for favorite health and wellness. The cream of the crop. The diamonds in the rough. So to speak.
What makes me an authority figure in this area?
I may not be a YouTube influencer myself, but guys. This is literally what I do.
When I’m at the gym, before I go to sleep, when I’m bored – I hop on YouTube! And not just whatever video happens to pop up (though let’s be real, the occasional “how to style your bun when you have like no hair” and “makeup tutorials for new years” certainly appear in my history). No, I’m pretty much always watching health and wellness videos. It’s my passion, it’s my purpose. It’s why I’m a nurse, and why I’m blogging about it. There’s always something new to learn, and I want to learn it.
So you can bet I’ve watched A LOT of health and wellness YouTube videos. There are some YouTubers’ channels where I’ve only watched one video and others that I’ve clicked off their videos halfway through (or earlier).
Sometimes it has to do with content, sometimes with personality.
But there are some health and wellness YouTube channels I keep coming back to time and again.
I took a peek at my YouTube history after making my list to make sure I hadn’t missed anybody. The channels on this list are those that inundate my feed. There are long strings of where I clearly binge-watched their videos, and they all appear multiple times across months.
So like I said, these are the elite. The top YouTube channels in health and wellness biz. They feature original content, are professionally made, and are created by genuine people with lovable personalities.
Are you ready? ‘Cause I am.
My list of 10 top YouTube channels for health and wellness:
This woman is so inspirational. She’s upbeat and bravely original, both in her overall life and in her content. Jenny is a lifestyle YouTuber and blogger. While some of her channel covers fashion/beauty/travel, a great deal of her content focuses on her vegan lifestyle. She has so many amazing food videos, from recipes to tips on veganism to dealing with late night cravings. Minimalism is another of her channel topics, which she beautifully incorporates into her other messages of pursuing your dreams and being confident in yourself. Truly an inspiration. (And her banter with her significant other David is just beyond cute!). Many of her videos are short and sweet, just a few minutes long. It’s easy to blast through 10 of them without missing a beat. Be ready – you’re going to fall in love with the Mustards.
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Another of my all-time favorites. The first thing you’ll notice about Sadia is the peaceful quality of her videos; this comes both from her personality and from her very professionally constructed sets. She even just got a new studio for filming and it’s gorgeous.
Besides all that, Sadia is a Registered Dietitian with a lot of experience. She works with clients one-on-one and from that knows the food challenges that many face in their daily lives. Her nutrition tips are spot on. She also shares amazing recipes (seriously, you HAVE to try out her Healthiest Granola), as well as produces videos on general wellness for a happier, more-fulfilled life. Like Jenny Mustard, she also enjoys a vegan lifestyle. And at over 1 million YouTube subscribers, clearly I’m not the only one who loves her videos!
Sanne is a model with a passion for health and wellness. Modeling for brands such as Calvin Klein and Express, she’s also become well-known by walking in no less than three Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. While her channel began with vlogging her daily life, she’s begun focusing more on health and wellness videos, including everything from workouts to feeling more confident. If you love fashion and makeup then you’ll also love her other videos, as she has plenty of experience from her modeling career and gives great advice.
This past November 2018, Sanne made the focus of her channel “wellness month”. One of my favorites, her Friendsgiving video shows just how passionate she is about not only healthy eating, but cultivating genuine friendships and caring for one another. Her videos just keep getting better and better.
I’ve been following Romee’s channel since the very beginning. A world-renowned model and Victoria’s Secret Angel, Romee vlogs her day-to-day life – which can obviously be extremely busy and hectic. Her vlogs are fun to watch because of her schedule and unique experiences, but I love that she also shows how to fit in workouts and eat healthy on-the-go. She proves that models can lead very healthy lives, and in that way promotes respecting your body and body positivity.
I LOVE the Victoria’s Secret brand, as all of their models promote clean, healthy eating and regular exercise. The fact that Victoria’s Secret has discontinued swimsuits and expanded their sportswear says a lot about their values. I believe their aim is to help women feel strong, sexy, and empowered. And having women like Romee as their spokeswomen, with her happy and down-to-earth demeanor, further instills my support of the company.
Once you watch one her videos, you’ll be surprised how many there are! Jess’s videos are all very in-depth and extremely well-made. As her name suggests, she’s a beauty therapist and many of her videos are tutorials, hauls, and reviews. But she also makes A TON of recipe videos. Some of her series include #VeganJune, #VeganNovember, and Vegan School & Work Lunches. If you couldn’t tell, she eats vegan. But I’ve made some of her recipes that have been greatly enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike.
While some of her recipes are a little long and can be quite involved, she walks you through the whole thing and writes out the instructions in the video’s description box as well. And not all of them are like that. I sincerely love her videos and bet you will too!
Carrie is someone who not only inspires me through her videos, but also her story. She used to work in a bank during the typical 9-5 hours; but she knew something wasn’t right. So she decided to pursue her passion for mental wellness and has taken off running with a bangin’ YouTube channel and blog. Her videos focus on all things self-care and happiness. A truly beautiful person, I love how real she is. If you’re looking for some love and support, her channel is hands-down the place to go. She literally even puts in her “About” paragraph that her subscribers should “feel like they are getting a warm hug” on her channel.
I love that she gets it – she understands that life can be hard sometimes and we can feel pretty overwhelmed. Because she’s been there too. It’s refreshing to find someone open about mental wellness who has some amazing life tips. This definitely qualifies her as one of my top YouTube channels.
Another inspiring person and story. Lisa Bryan was a company executive, working hard and sacrificing her own health and well-being in the meantime. Her life was changed when she was diagnosed with four autoimmune diseases. She turned to healthy living as a natural treatment and made some serious life changes. Next, she became a health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and started Downshiftology, a YouTube channel and blog with healthy recipes and lifestyle tips. She’s another one with a calm and soothing demeanor, whose content is incredibly well-thought out. Some of my favorites are her meal prep videos, as they make healthy meal prep so simple and easy.
Aileen Xu is probably the one I’ve discovered most recently, which is ridiculous because her videos are amazing and have a HUGE following. Her focus is on mental wellness and achieving your goals for a more contented life. She covers pretty much all the subcategories in this topic, so whatever I’m looking for I know I’ll find. I also recently found out that in addition to a having a YouTube channel and a blog, Aileen also has a podcast called The Lavendaire Lifestyle. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but it covers the same topics as her other Lavendaire forums, and appears to be done with the same level of professionalism and elegance. Her channel will definitely be one I continue following for a long time.
MuchelleB is a fun, tell-it-how-it-is kind of person – I love it. She lives in Australia and posts about her journey towards minimalism and living the life you want. She’s one whose videos I often catch myself binging and have to remind myself they’ll still be there when I get back on YouTube later. I’ve found so much helpful advice in her videos, and her aesthetic is very uniform and calming. If you stumble across a MuchelleB video, you’ll know it’s hers. Whenever I finish watching her content, I’m instantly encouraged to get off my butt and go after all the things. Gah, so great.
Niomi has the personality that makes you instantly develop a “friend crush”. She’s so bubbly, yet grounded – I just know she’d be fun to hang out with. She’s another on this list who eats vegan, and I love her “What I Eat in a Day” videos. But she covers all aspects of health and wellness, from exercise to nutrition to mental well-being, and so so much more. Niomi has the most subscribers of anyone on this list at present, and it’s not a wonder why her lifestyle YouTube channel has brought her out of the woodwork into a beloved YouTube influencer. Trust me – you’ll want to go watch her videos.
I cannot recommend these top YouTube channels listed above. All of them continue to inspire me, motivate me, and be wonderful resources for health and wellness information of all kinds. If you are looking for more healthy living tips and tricks from people who have “been there, done that”, the 10 YouTubers above are the ones for you.
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