If you haven’t discovered podcasts yet, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon.
I promise, they make your workouts/commutes/long baths so much more enjoyable. Of course, there are so many great, insightful, entertaining and informative podcasts out there, it can be difficult to know where to begin. For the those looking to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, here are 12 of the best health and wellness podcasts to start with:
Who says athletes have to eat meat? No Meat Athlete is on a mission to highlight plant-based human power, and answer the questions and concerns that come along with being or becoming vegan or vegetarian. It’s a great listen for anyone who is interested in a plant-based diet, whether you eat meat or not.
ABC newsman Dan Harris learned about meditation and mindfulness the hard way (with a panic attack on live television), so he wants to make sure you don’t have to. In discussions with plenty of smart and famous folks about meditation, mindfulness and happiness, Harris tries to figure out if you can be an ambitious person while still striving for something like enlightenment?
You’ve probably heard of Rich Roll—author, athlete, wellness crusader. Roll uses the podcast to delve into long conversations with elite thought leaders and change makers from around the world. Fascinating recent guests include “Iceman” Whim Hoff, Ariana Huffington and athlete Kerri Walsh-Jennings.
If you’re a fan of the Wellness Mama blog, you’re not alone. In this podcast, Wellness Mama herself, Katie Wells, discusses family health issues and natural remedies, like sleep, nutrition, toxins, stress, DIY and natural wellness.
Tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey wants to help you hack your way to health. Focusing on advances in science and technology, he delves into how we work and how we can easily and quickly hack ourselves better. Listen to this in the morning while sipping your buttery Bulletproof Coffee.
Whether you’re paleo, vegan or somewhere in between, Mark Sisson’s podcast is full of great information to help you become the healthiest you possible. Most themes discussed with guests lie in the realm of primal health, with many professionals chiming in to provide modern scientific support. Themes like eating insects, the primal take on cannabis and harnessing mindfulness are explored.
Do you struggle with eating habits that are embarrassing or unhealthy? Perhaps you binge on Cheez-Its, or avoid eating for large hunks of time. Try this podcast, in which Marc David and Emily Rosen help coach clients through both the psychology and the nutrition behind the foods they eat.
Taking a solidly scientific direction, Kresser slashes traditional health myths and offers unparalleled advice on how to prevent and reverse disease through natural methods. This is a great listen for the nerdier among us.
This podcast is about why movement matters. Led by biomechanist Katy Bowman and movement teacher Dani Hemmat, the podcast delves into the importance of proper alignment, nature, habits, posture and exercise. It’s a good listen if you’re one of the millions of slumping, office-bound, chronic sitters in the country.
According to a Buddhist parable, there are two wolves fighting inside you—one that represents love, positivity and happiness, and another which represents negativity, guilt, anger and regret. Which one lives? The one you feed. This podcast delves into what one must do for themselves to create an empowered life worth living. Topics include depression, habits, meditation, anxiety, happiness, psychology and motivation.
Led by Daniel Vitalis, ReWild Yourself is a dialogue to help inspire and encourage listeners to free themselves from human domestication. Daniel and guests discuss our primal needs for exercise, nutrition, and balanced mindset, and how we can implement these into our modern lives.
If you want to listen to some of the greatest voices in the health field, TED Talks is your one-stop shop. The health podcast covers everything, from recent research on health innovations to simple tips for living a healthy life. You can stream the accompanying videos at TED.com