It’s easy to overlook how the health of a family fits together and to simply focus on individual health. That said, families are units, so the healthy (or unhealthy) choices made by one member can have a significant impact on everyone else in the unit. With rising healthcare costs, increasingly busy schedules, and high stress lifestyles, keeping a family healthy is no easy task. Luckily, there are many great resources available to parents looking to improve their family’s health. The following list of 100 fantastic family health resources is also great for Family Nurse Practitioners who would do well to recommend these resources to their patients.

The following list of sites compiled by FamilyNursePractitionerPrograms.com is presented in no specific order. Factors considered when including sites on this list of 100 included age of the site, update frequency, number of readers and subscribers, amount of informative family health posts, and search ranking. Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking for great resources to recommend patients, or a parent interested in leading your family in a healthy lifestyle, these websites offer a wealth of great information.

General Family Health

The websites below are all great for family health advice. While they may not fit into our other categories, each has a wealth of information useful to anyone interested in healthy family living.

  1. Building Healthy Families Inc.

  2. Dr. Snyder’s Healthy Family Blog

  3. Raising A Healthy Family

  4. Family Dysfunction and Mental Health Blog

  5. Dallas News Health Blog

  6. Nutrition, Health & Fitness Resource Center

  7. Dr. Tijana

  8. Know Your Family Health History

  9. Carolina Mom Blogger

  10. Happy Healthy Families

  11. Healthy-family.org

  12. HealthyFitFamilies.com

  13. Healthy Child Healthy World

  14. Expat Family Health

  15. Our Green Spot

  16. Twinpossible

  17. Motivate Healthy Habits

  18. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

  19. Practical Parenting

  20. This Full House

  21. Healthy Children of Divorce

  22. Help Guide

  23. Healthy Fellow

  24. Fit For A Feast

  25. Natural Health EZine

  26. Earth Mama’s World

  27. Family Health And Nutrition

  28. Family of a Vet

  29. Robinson Family Wellness Blog

  30. Chiropractic Family Wellness Center

  31. Barrett Family Wellness Center Blog

  32. Go Healthy Life

  33. Aurora Health Care Family Wellness Blog

  34. Health Care Savvy

  35. Common Sense Family Doctor

  36. Fresh Baby

  37. Lifescript

  38. Institute for Healthcare Advancement

  39. Talk About Twins

  40. Center for Mind-Body Medicine Blog

  41. Genetic Alliance

  42. Songs for Teaching – Health Songs

  43. SuperKids Nutrition Blog

  44. Real Mom Nutrition

  45. Whole Food Mommies

  46. The Healthy Moms Magazine

  47. The Mom Writes

  48. The BODY SMART Blog

  49. Teen Health FX

     

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    Family Nutrition

    Have you ever heard the phrase, “you are what you eat”? It’s not simply a cute phrase designed to get people eating more salads, it’s based in truth. Healthy people have good nutritional habits and eat smart. Too many unhealthy families have a lack of quality meals in their diets. The following sites have great advice on nutrition, including how to cook healthy, eat healthy snacks, and what foods to avoid.

  50. The Raw Food Family

  51. Food for My Family

  52. Super Healthy Kids

  53. Fit Family Meals

  54. In Praise of Leftovers

  55. Simply Healthy Family

  56. Promote Health & Wellness

  57. Smart Parent Program: Healthy Food Blog

  58. This Week for Dinner

  59. This Mama Cooks

  60. Meals Matter

  61. The Pioneer Woman

  62. What a Healthy Family Eats

  63. Nourish Interactive

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    Family Stress & Mental Health

    It seems like the average family life is getting more stressful each day. Stress and conflict are kryptonite for a family’s health and well-being. Learning how to manage stress and work through family problems effectively can do wonders for the mental and physical health of each person in the family unit. The following websites are fantastic resources when it comes to dealing with these things.

  64. Manage, Resolve, Create

  65. Teen Mental Health Problems

  66. Recovered Family

  67. Paul Nussbaum PhD, ABPP

  68. Teen Autism

  69. The Texas Conflict Coach

  70. High Conflict Institute

  71. Living Life Counseling

  72. Everyone Needs Therapy

  73. Carter & Evans Blog

  74. GriefLink.net Blog

  75. Recover From Grief

  76. a moon, worn as if it had been a shell

  77. Child and Family Mental Health Blog

  78. Stress Management Blog

  79. Mom’s Madhouse

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    Family Aging

    All families age as the seasons change and years pass. Youth doesn’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean you need to age unhealthily. The following sites deal with general health and aging.

  80. Boomer Cafe

  81. Healthy Midlife

  82. American Senior Fitness Association

  83. Seniors Helping Seniors

  84. 50Plus.org

  85. Parent Your Parents

  86. Assistive Technology Services

    Assistive Technology Services – Helping You Live Independently

  87. LaBorde Therapy Center – Occupational and Physical Therapy.

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    Family Fitness

    Family Fitness is a hot button issue. For parents, busy schedules often leave exercise time overlooked. For children, video games, TV, and other sedentary temptations can lead to obesity and a general unhealthy lifestyle. The sites below are either focused exclusively on, or have many posts that deal with fitness topics like exercise and weight loss. One of the best ways to stay healthy is to stay fit.

  88. Chicago Family Fit

  89. Food Fitness and Family Blog

  90. Roni’s Weigh

  91. Cranky Fitness

  92. Bay Area Family Fitness Blog

  93. Sandy’s Smart Weight Loss Blog

  94. Family Time Fitness

  95. A Merry Life

  96. O My Little Family

  97. Turner Family Blog

  98. The Healthy Boy

  99. Kipper Family Blog

  100. JenFul

  101. My-Fit-Family

  102. Simmworks Family Blog