If you want to make your health a priority, you should be listening to podcasts. Podcasts can offer much more than written media, as they put a voice with words, which can bring a greater understanding and connection to the content at hand. You’re also likely to become aware of important new topics that you wouldn’t have been aware of either.
For those seeking to achieve optimal health and wellness, there are a wealth of outstanding podcasts out there, but these you’ll definitely want to add to your playlist.
1. The Daily Boost
Let’s face it, one of the hardest things about getting healthier is staying motivated. At first, it’s often easy because you’re excited to get started, but before long you start to wonder if you can keep up the good habits you’re trying to develop. If you’re in need of motivation, the Daily Boost podcast may just be the ideal prescription. It’s focused on helping you master life skills like communication and balance so that you can reduce stress and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Scott Smith truly delivers when it comes to real, straight-talking ideas and effective strategies for great results. This has been one of iTunes topped ranked self-help programs for nearly 15 years, so you know there’s a reason so many people have given it a listen. As soon as you make it a part of your daily routine, you’ll understand why.
2. Inside Health
Are you confused about what you should be doing and not doing when it comes to your health? If you believed everything you read online, you probably think there’s a huge debate over whether things like eggs, coffee or butter are good or bad for you. In reality, most experts agree on the various diet and health issues, but the general public is conflicted because of all that misinformation out there. If that’s you, Inside Health can come to the rescue.
In this BBC Radio 4 program, Dr. Mark Porter aims to demystify health issues and separate fact from fiction, bringing clarity to all of that conflicting health advice, with the help of a regular contributing general practitioner, Margaret McCartney.
3. The Healthy Moms Podcast
Don’t immediately dismiss this podcast if you aren’t a mom – it’s really for everyone and it’s one of the best there is, especially if you’re just getting started on your path to health and wellness. Kate Wells hosts the weekly Healthy Moms podcast series that covers a variety of health topics from real food and fitness to stress and anxiety, toxins, sleep, natural living, pregnancy, and much more. You’ll get actionable steps that you can use to improve you and your family’s health.
4. The Fat Burning Man Show
The Fat Burning Man Show is another great one for learning about which health and nutritions claims are misleading and which are valid. Abel James speaks the truth about what you really need to do to get your health back on track and the body you want. He is incredibly approachable and presents the information in a way that makes you excited to learn. If you want to get into the best shape you’ve ever been in by eating right and training smarter, whether you’re vegan, paleo or what have you, this one is for you. The podcast has been honored with multiple awards and is No. 1 in health in many countries around the world.
Finding out how you can beat cravings, understanding the importance of gut health, learning how to battle depression through exercise and why medicinal mushrooms are so powerful for the body are just a few of the great topics.
5. Revolution Health Radio by Chris Kresser
Chris Kresser has one of the world’s top 25 natural health sites and is on the New York Times Bestseller List for Your Personal Paleo. This well-respected physician offers fairly short, 20 to 40 minute podcasts that are packed with a ton of useful, cutting-edge, practical information on how to prevent and reverse disease naturally. It’s truly a go-to site when it comes to evidence-based health information, and is an extension of what he offers on his website, which investigates common health myths and offers a wealth of advice and tips to help you lower the risk of developing common diseases.
6. Food Psyche
Many people struggle with body image, food, and dieting – if that’s you, Food Psyche really is a must. This amazing podcast helps you to make peace with food. Hosted by Christy Harrison, a certified nutritionist, and intuitive eating counselor, she has some great conversations on topics like eating disorders, nutrition, self-care, and self-compassion, with experts in the “anti-diet” world like Ragen Chastain, Kelsey Miller, and Glenys Oyston, and is very relatable.
7. Balanced Bites
Balanced Bites is a podcast that offers a no-nonsense approach, hosted by female duo Liz and Diane who are both certified nutritional therapy experts. Diane is the New York Times bestselling author of The 21-Day Sugar Detox and Practical Paleo, while Liz authored Eat the Yolks and The Purely Primal Skincare Guide. What really makes this one stand out, is that it’s so relatable. Their authentic personalities make it feel like you’re enjoying time with some of your best gal pals, only you’re learning a whole lot on topics like nutrition, health, and the Paleosphere.
8. The Crave Cast
Just about everyone has their cravings, whether it’s for sweet treats, salty snacks, or even a better relationship. Functional nutritional coach and chef Alexandra Jamieson, author of Women, Food & Desire and The Great American Detox Diet offers outstanding insight in The Crave Cast podcast to help you discover your true cravings and desires, and how you can satisfy those cravings to enjoy a healthier, happier, life. You’ll get lots of valuable inspiration and information for achieving a healthy body, more energy, and finally, the life you truly crave.
9. Wise Traditions
Wise Traditions is an extension of the Weston A Price Foundation which is a non-profit aimed at furthering traditional health values. It offers easy-to-listen-to episodes that focus on holistic health and traditional diets, many centered around naturopathic medicine.