Danielle McFarland – Co-Founder of Healthinomics By Danielle McFarland – Co-Founder of Healthinomics   •   November 14, 2016

Any business owner knows that one of the toughest parts of social media marketing is finding the perfect image to accompany your post on social media.

So, today, I’m going to show you where you can find free stock images to use in your social media posts!

It’s no secret that visual content gets the most engagement on social media than any other type of content, but what does this mean for you? It means that every post you share on social media should be accompanied by an image.

But finding high-quality free stock images to use in your social media images can be incredibly time-consuming.

So, to help you say a swift ‘bye-bye’ to this headache of a task, we’ve put together a list of awesome sites where you can find industry-specific free stock images for your health or wellness business (or any business for that matter).

In fact, we use many of the free stock images from these very websites in our ready-made social media images – a great alternative if you’re looking for something a little less time-consuming.

Don’t forget to bookmark this post for easy reference whenever you’re searching for your next social media posts. To help you quickly find what you’re looking for, we’ve also included direct links to view some keyword-specific images for each website.


Quick Note About Licences

If you’re going to use a free image on your site you’ll want to know what license it falls under.

All of these images are either totally free from copyright restrictions or licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). This means:

  • The images are free for personal and commercial use.
  • You can modify, copy and distribute the images.

We’ve added the license that the images fall under for each website.

With that out the way, let’s dive into our top picks for health and wellness free stock images.

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7 Sites for Amazing Free Stock Images


1. Pixabay

Free Stock Images – Pixabay Featured on Healthinomics

License: These images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Industry Keywords
Health & Wellness Health • Wellness • Medical • Medical Care • Lifestyle • Nature • Happy • Smiling • Summer
Massage Massage • Massage Therapy
Spa & Beauty Spa • Spa Treatment • Retreat • Beauty • Makeup
Fitness Fitness • Fitness Studio • Personal Trainer • Gym • Crossfit • Group Fitness • Exercise • Walking • Running • Stretching
Nutrition Nutrition • Food • Diet
Yoga & Pilates Yoga • Pilates • Meditation • Zen
Hair Hair • Hairdresser • Hair Model • Barber
Physiotherapy Physiotherapy • Therapist
Acupuncture Acupuncture • Chinese Medicine
Dental DentalDentist

2. Pexels

Free Stock Images – Pexels Featured on Healthinomics
License: These images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Industry Keywords
Health & Wellness Health • Wellness • Lifestyle • Nature • Happy • Smiling • Summer
Massage Massage
Spa & Beauty Spa • Beauty • Makeup
Fitness Fitness • Gym • Walking • Running • Stretching
Nutrition Food • Diet
Hair Hair • Hairdresser • Hair Model

3. Unsplash

Free Stock Images – Unsplash Featured on Healthinomics
License: These images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Industry Keywords
Health & Wellness Health • Lifestyle • Nature • Happy • Smiling • Summer
Fitness Fitness • Exercise • Walking • Running
Nutrition Nutrition • Food
Yoga Yoga • Meditation • Zen
Hair Hair

4. Stock Snap

Free Stock Images – Stock Snap Featured on Healthinomics
License: These images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Industry Keywords
Health & Wellness Health • Lifestyle • Nature • Happy • Smiling • Summer
Spa & Beauty Spa • Makeup
Fitness Fitness • Gym • Exercise • Walking • Running • Stretching
Nutrition Food
Hair Hair • Hair Model • Barber

5. StokPic

Free Stock Images – Stokpic Featured on Healthinomics
License: These images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Industry Keywords
Health & Wellness Health • Lifestyle • Nature • Happy
Fitness Fitness
Nutrition Food

6. Barn Images

Free Stock Images – Barn Images Featured on Healthinomics
License: These images are licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Industry Keywords
Health & Wellness Health • Lifestyle • Nature • Happy • Smiling • Summer
Fitness Fitness • Exercise • Walking • Running
Nutrition Nutrition • Food • Diet
Yoga & Pilates Meditation

7. FoodiesFeed

Free Stock Images – FoodiesFeed Featured on Healthinomics
License: These images are not licensed under Creative Commons Zero, however the photographer has outlined that they can be used for both personal and commercial use. They can also be copied and modified, and attribution is not required.

Industry Keywords
Nutrition Healthy • Fruit and Vegetables

Now It’s Your Turn…

Using great quality free stock images for your posts on social media will make all the difference to your engagement.

If you struggle with finding the time to create images to accompany your posts on social media, you can always check out our ready-made social media images.

Lastly, don’t forget to share this list of free stock images on your social media pages. If you found it useful, I’m sure other people you know will find it useful too 🙂

Danielle McFarland – Co-Founder of Healthinomics

By Danielle McFarland – Co-Founder of Healthinomics

Co-founder of Healthinomics and self-taught entrepreneur with 7 years experience in starting and growing businesses.

I'm a passionate designer and web developer, a guilty perfectionist, and a cappuccino drinker. In my spare time you can find me... wait, hold on, what's spare time? :-)

I'm too busy helping create time-saving tools for health and wellness business owners to market themselves better. Healthinomics is one of those tools.

We designed Healthinomics as a place for you to source ready-made social media images to increase your social media engagement with no time or skills required.

  • Sheree & Danielle – this is a great site and great list! Can I ask you to consider a site I have at https://goodstock.photos – there are free stock photos free to use for personal or commercial sites. I’ve got a good amount of exercise, food, and tranquil nature photos that I think would fit your audience. Thanks for the consideration!

  • Bob

    Hi,
    Please also check out http://www.goodfreephotos.com for thousands of unique public domain photos, especially travel photos. Appreciate it if you could add it to your site. I always give shot-outs to lists with my resource. Thanks.

  • Yeah – you should absolutely check out Death To Stock Photo. Tonnes of high-res images free to use (assuming you agree to their End User License agreement). http://deathtothestockphoto.com/

    • Thanks, Chris! We love Death To Stock Photo too, just not sure if they have many health/wellness/fitness photos on offer?

  • Hi and thanks for this great sites. One site i missing on your list it’s https://freeimages.red because they serve many high resolution Images with useful search and filter functions. I use this site a lot for finding free Images with public Domain license.

  • Great list! Try also my website http://monisphoto.com/

  • Shubhra Prakash Nandi

    For high res and great quality Indian RF stock photos checkout – http://www.picnspan.com . If you want to contribute, please register on the website and earn great commission

  • Anghel Alex

    Thank you for this info! Should check also http://publicdomainphotography.com! These guys are awesome. It’s a very user friendly platform. They add photos regularly! They also offer backlinks – great for your traffic. In the profile section you can add all your relevant links! They have huge social media accounts and they know how to use it!