365 Writing Prompts for Health & Wellness Writers

Updated on March 21, 2020
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Daniella Lopez is a full-time freelance writer, professional herbalist, and doula.

An entire year's worth of writing prompts for health and wellness writers!
An entire year's worth of writing prompts for health and wellness writers! | Source

Health & Wellness Writing

In today's world, nearly everyone is in someway concerned about their health and the health of the ones they care about. Whether they are concerned about health because they suffer from a chronic illness, or because they desire to live a healthy life, health and wellness topics are all around us.

Due to the rising concerns in the subject of healthy living, there are now numerous blogs, websites, magazines, books, and more directed at helping people live a fulfilling and healthy life.

If you are a health and wellness writer, this article is for you. Below are 365 health and wellness writing prompts directed at helping writers come up with ideas for articles related to their niche.

These writing prompts can be written however you choose, they are merely here to help give you an idea, or two, about what to write for your next article or blog post.

February: Fitness Theme

For February's theme, you can write about fitness topics. Some of these topics are popular fitness programs, while others are exercises themselves. The article written can be a review of a fitness program, recommended exercises, introductory articles, and more.

  1. Yoga
  2. Pilates
  3. Crossfit
  4. P90X
  5. Freerunning
  6. Parkour
  7. T'ai chi
  8. Dance
  9. Cycling
  10. Jogging
  11. Hiking
  12. Isometrics
  13. Strength Training
  14. Walking
  15. Zumba
  16. Insanity
  17. Kettlebell
  18. Swimming
  19. Rock Climbing
  20. Spartacus Workout
  21. Kickboxing
  22. The 300 Workout (fitness program designed for the actors in the film 300)
  23. The 4 Hour Body (Tim Ferriss program)
  24. Interval Training
  25. Triathlon
  26. Archery
  27. Fencing
  28. Kayaking
  29. Skiing

January: Informative/Educational Theme

In the month of January, take the time to describe the functions, principal processes, and healthy maintenance of some of these systems and concepts. This month's writing prompts are designed to inform you and your reader about some of the key things that will help you lead a healthy and happy life.

  1. Digestion
  2. Metabolism
  3. Endocrine System
  4. Personal Hygiene
  5. Public Hygiene
  6. Placebo Effect
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. Proteins
  9. Essential Fatty Acids
  10. Intestinal Bacterial Flora (Gut Flora)
  11. Fiber
  12. Antioxidants
  13. Phytochemicals
  14. Magnesium
  15. Manganese
  16. Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle
  17. Placenta (ideas for this could be placenta development, placenta health, lotus birth, placenta consumption for postpartum benefits, etc.)
  18. Beta-Carotene
  19. RNA
  20. Digestion
  21. DHA
  22. Fermentation
  23. Melatonin
  24. Probiotics
  25. Activated Charcoal
  26. Tooth Decay
  27. Saturated Fats
  28. Phytic Acid
  29. Pineal Gland
  30. Colostrum
  31. Zinc

Hemp seeds are a complete protein and are considered a superfood.
Hemp seeds are a complete protein and are considered a superfood. | Source

March: Superfood Profile Theme

Superfoods are health foods that are known for containing large amounts of vitamins and minerals. They are an extremely popular topic right now, so what better than to have an entire month dedicated to writing about superfoods?

Below are 31 superfood writing prompt ideas that you can use to write about the benefits of the food, ways to prepare it, your personal experience with it, and more.

  1. Cacao
  2. Hemp
  3. Chia
  4. Flax
  5. Bone Broth
  6. Cod Liver Oil
  7. Fermented Foods
  8. Grass-fed Butter
  9. Brazil Nuts
  10. Quinoa
  11. Coconut Oil
  12. Spirulina
  13. Pomegranate
  14. Garlic
  15. Olive Oil
  16. Raw Honey
  17. Green Tea
  18. Blueberries
  19. Chlorella
  20. Goji Berries
  21. Avocado
  22. Noni Juice
  23. Spring Water
  24. Sweet Potatoes
  25. Cranberries
  26. Shiitake Mushrooms
  27. Maitake Mushrooms
  28. Chaga Mushrooms
  29. Wild Rice
  30. Kombucha
  31. Bee Pollen

Raw Veganism is one of the topics for April

April: Specialty Diet Theme

This month's writing prompt is about specialty diets. You can write about what the diet is about, benefits, evidence-based research, personal experience, recipes related to the diet, and more.

  1. Paleo
  2. Vegan
  3. Pescetarian
  4. Maker's Diet
  5. Primal
  6. Lacto-Vegetarian
  7. Fruitarian
  8. Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  9. Western Diet
  10. Gluten-free Diet
  11. Gerson Therapy Diet
  12. Macrobiotic Diet
  13. Mediterranean Diet
  14. Raw Foodism (with animal products)
  15. Raw Vegan
  16. Dr. Brewer's Pregnancy Diet
  17. Fasting
  18. Juicing
  19. Flexitarian
  20. Engine 2 Diet
  21. Zone Diet
  22. Ornish Diet
  23. Breatharianism
  24. Freeganism
  25. Bulletproof Diet
  26. Whole Food Diet
  27. BRAT Diet
  28. Lunar/Werewolf Diet
  29. GAPS Diet
  30. Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

Writing about home birth is a writing prompt idea for the month of May.
Writing about home birth is a writing prompt idea for the month of May. | Source

May: Women's Health

This section contains a list of prompts that are related to women's health. Not all of these strictly pertain to women, but they do tend to be more prevalent amongst women.

  1. Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  2. Natural Birth
  3. Cesarean Birth
  4. Natural Pregnancy
  5. Home Birth
  6. Unassisted Birth
  7. Menstruation
  8. Menopause
  9. Natural Beauty Products
  10. Supplements (supplements for optimal women's health)
  11. Diet (foods for optimal women's health)
  12. Breast Health
  13. Uterine Health
  14. Fertility
  15. Gestational Diabetes
  16. Osteoporosis
  17. Miscarriage
  18. Morning Sickness
  19. Varicose Veins
  20. Stretch Marks
  21. Birth Control (including natural birth control methods)
  22. Ovarian Health
  23. Eating Disorders
  24. Lesbian & Bisexual Health and Wellness
  25. Sexual Abuse
  26. Endometriosis
  27. Breastfeeding
  28. Pelvic Exams
  29. Yeast Infections
  30. STDs
  31. Postpartum Depression

June: Men's Health

This month's prompts are in relation to men and men's health. Not all of these pertain strictly to male health, but they do tend to be more prevalent amongst men.

  1. Erectile Dysfunction
  2. Infertility
  3. Prostate Health
  4. Supplements (supplements for optimal men's health)
  5. Diet (foods for optimal women's health)
  6. Circumcision
  7. Vasectomy
  8. Heart Health
  9. Gay & Bisexual Health and Wellness
  10. STDs
  11. Stroke
  12. Testicular Health
  13. Hair Loss
  14. Male Menopause
  15. Body Sculpting
  16. Libido
  17. Natural Beauty Care (homemade shaving cream, no deodorant lifestyle, etc.)
  18. Body Odor
  19. Birth Control
  20. Testosterone
  21. Depression
  22. Steroids
  23. Crying (benefits of crying, why men tend to not cry, why men should cry, etc.)
  24. Sexual Abuse
  25. Body Image Issues
  26. Yeast Infection
  27. ADD/ADHD
  28. Obesity
  29. Manscaping
  30. Breast Cancer

July: Herb Profiles

July's theme is specific herbs. You can write about the lore behind the herb, benefit of the herb, basic information on the herb, herb gardening, personal experience with the herb, and more.

  1. Ginseng
  2. Echinacea
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Turmeric
  5. Ginger root
  6. Aloe Vera
  7. Yarrow
  8. Nettle
  9. Red Clover
  10. Red Raspberry Leaf
  11. Chicory root
  12. Lavender
  13. Rosemary
  14. Thyme
  15. Lemon Balm (Melissa)
  16. Sage
  17. Mugwort
  18. Hops
  19. Catnip
  20. Dandelion
  21. White Willow bark
  22. Heather
  23. Chamomile
  24. Peppermint
  25. Lobelia
  26. Mullein
  27. Chinese Skullcap
  28. Elderberries
  29. Rose hips
  30. Eucalyptus
  31. Cayenne

August: Disease Theme

August's prompts are specific diseases. With these prompts you could write about personal experience, natural healing, basic disease information, diagnostics, and more.

  1. Lupus
  2. Fibromyalgia
  3. Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  4. Psoriasis
  5. Alzheimer's Disease
  6. Parkinson's Disease
  7. Obesity
  8. Lyme Disease
  9. Anemia
  10. Epilepsy
  11. Breast Cancer
  12. Colon Cancer
  13. Prostate Cancer
  14. Type 2 Diabetes
  15. Asthma
  16. Arthritis
  17. Osteoporosis
  18. Malaria
  19. Tuberculosis
  20. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  21. Celiac
  22. Crohn's Disease
  23. Bipolar Disorder
  24. Depression
  25. ADHD
  26. AIDS
  27. Cardiovascular Disease
  28. Tetanus
  29. Polio
  30. Smallpox
  31. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

October: Children's Health

October is all about children's health and lifestyle. You can use this list to write about natural parenting methods, your personal experiences, evidence-based research, and more.

  1. Cry-it-Out Method
  2. No-Cry Method
  3. Attachment Parenting
  4. Spanking
  5. Colic
  6. Solid Foods
  7. Formula feeding
  8. Breastfeeding
  9. Diapering (wool, cloth, disposable)
  10. Co-sleeping
  11. Crib sleeping
  12. SIDS
  13. Supplements (optimal supplements for children's health and wellness)
  14. Diet and nutrition (optimal foods for children's health and wellness)
  15. Dental Health
  16. Circumcision
  17. Birth (does the way you are born play a role in your health? healthy birth, natural birth, etc.)
  18. Child-led weaning
  19. Kid-Friendly Exercises
  20. Kid-Friendly Herbs
  21. Kid-Friendly Essential Oils
  22. Car Seat Safety
  23. Babywearing (safe babywearing, traditional babywearing, wrap options, etc.)
  24. Juvenile Diabetes
  25. Juvenile Obesity
  26. Body Image Issues
  27. ADD/ADHD
  28. Nutrition & IQ
  29. Natural Baby Products (homemade products, OTC product reviews, etc.)
  30. Vaccinations
  31. Non-toxic toys

September: Remedies

September's writing prompts are all about remedies. Listed below are common health problems that many people (adults and children alike) deal with. You could write about natural remedies to treat some of these issues, your personal experience with these issues, exercises to help treat these issues, and more.

  1. Teething
  2. Earache
  3. Toothache
  4. Heartburn
  5. Seasonal Allergies
  6. Food Allergies
  7. Gas
  8. Menstruation Issues (cramps, bloating, etc.)
  9. Yeast Infection
  10. Bladder Infection
  11. Rash
  12. Eczema
  13. Sore Throat
  14. Cough
  15. Congestion
  16. Migraine
  17. Headache
  18. Back Pain
  19. Insomnia
  20. Fatigue
  21. Dry Mouth
  22. Canker Sores
  23. Diaper Rash
  24. Thrush
  25. Fever
  26. False Labor
  27. Low Breast Milk Supply
  28. Erectile Dysfunction
  29. Conception Difficulties
  30. Leaky Gut

Rewilding is one of the topic ideas for the month of November

November: Alternative Medicine

The month of November covers alternative medicine writing prompts. Listed below are certain areas encompassing alternative medicine. The articles you write for this month can cover specific subjects within these areas (for example, writing about herbal infusions for fertility when writing about Wise Woman Herbalism), introductory guides to these topics, your personal experience with these fields of medicine, and more.

  1. Homeopathy
  2. Wise Woman Herbalism
  3. Rewilding
  4. Native American Herbalism
  5. Auto-Urine Therapy
  6. Acupuncture
  7. Massage Therapy
  8. Ayurveda
  9. Traditional Chinese Medicine
  10. Midwifery
  11. Appalachian Folk Medicine
  12. Aromatherapy
  13. Flower Essences
  14. Holistic Medicine
  15. Colon Cleansing
  16. Orthomoleculer Medicine
  17. Reiki
  18. Qigong
  19. Light Therapy
  20. Pulse Diagnostics
  21. Faith Healing
  22. Magnotherapy
  23. Earthing (Grounding)
  24. Chiropractic Medicine
  25. Meditation
  26. Sound Therapy
  27. Fasting
  28. Biofeedback
  29. Iridology
  30. Aboriginal Herbalism

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December: Trending Health Topics

The December writing prompts are all topics that have been trending over the last few years or very recently. You could write an introductory article on the topic, compile research on the topic, or write a personal piece on the topic. The possibilities are fairly endless.

  1. BPA
  2. Fluoride
  3. Vaccines
  4. Ebola
  5. Influenza
  6. Flu Shot
  7. Antibiotics
  8. Marijuana
  9. E-Cigarettes
  10. Lyme Disease
  11. Gene Therapy
  12. Standing Desks
  13. Affordable Care Act
  14. Measles
  15. GMOs
  16. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  17. Factory Farming
  18. Organic Food & Farming
  19. Radiation
  20. CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention)
  21. WHO (World Health Organization)
  22. Green Coffee Beans
  23. Superfoods
  24. Five-Finger Shoes
  25. Tooth Remineralization
  26. Leaky Gut
  27. Protein Powders
  28. Gluten
  29. Sunscreen
  30. Water Purification
  31. Birth Freedom


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    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniella Lopez 

      4 years ago

      Glad you found this helpful, Suraj!

    • suraj punjabi profile image

      suraj punjabi 

      4 years ago from jakarta

      I have written a few hubs relating to this topic, and I find these prompts very helpful. Thank you very much. I shall bookmark this and visit it every now and then when I have writer's block.

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      5 years ago

      Here's what I like best about the paleo diet It emulates what our hntuer-gatherer ancestors ate — a high-protein, high-fruit and veggie diet with moderate amounts of fat, but with high quantities of healthful omega-3 and monounsaturated fats. This is one of the best ways to lose weight because you do not feel hungry all throughout your diet and then become inclined to binge eat and gain all the weight again after the diet.

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniella Lopez 

      5 years ago

      Glad you liked it, rajan! Hope it serves you well. :)

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      This is a very comprehensive list of health topics. Thanks for sharing and since I mostly write on healthy foods and health topics I'll save it for the ideas here.

      Thank you.

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      Daniella Lopez 

      5 years ago

      Thank you, Heidi!

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      Heidi Thorne 

      5 years ago from Chicago Area

      What an extensive list of topics! Though I don't write on health issues, will share list. Voted up, useful and interesting!

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniella Lopez 

      5 years ago

      Thanks, Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Well I don't think I can ever complain again that I have nothing to write about! What a great list!

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Daniella Lopez 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for commenting, Maren! Hope you've found this article useful. :)

    • Maren Morgan M-T profile image

      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 

      5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lots of research evident here!


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