Written by: Josh Walker
In case you hadn’t noticed, podcasts are on the rise and it doesn’t seem like their growth is stopping any time soon. Especially when it comes to something like health and wellness, there are so many out there it can become a job in itself working out where to start.
Which is why we’ve done the hard work for you! From fitness and food to learning to laugh at depression, these are the podcasts to download and listen to on your commute, at the gym, while you’re cooking, or when you have a well-deserved hour on your own.
Giving that this is a podcast dedicated to speaking to people who have overcome a difficult dip in their lives, Hurdle seems a pretty apt name. Hosted by writer and editor Emily Abbate, it asks CEOs, athletes, dieticians and more about the lessons they’ve learned when it comes to wellness, and how it’s got them through tough times.
Listen to Hurdle here.
You can’t go far these days without running into goop, the lifestyle brand launched out of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen. In The goop Podcast, the brand’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen and sometimes Paltrow herself dive into conversations with thought-leaders on health, wellness and everything in between.
Listen to The goop Podcast here.
From menstruation to fertility, menopause to reproductive health, The Heavy Flow Podcast is a place where you can listen to casual conversation about the things women might not always feel comfortable talking about. Hosted by Toronto-based, registered holistic nutritionist and feminist Amanda Laird, it’s a podcast that’s as empowering as it is educational.
Listen to The Heavy Flow Podcast here.
The tipping point behind newsman Dan Harris’s Ten Percent Happier brand came with a panic attack live on Good Morning America. Though it started as a (now bestselling) book, it’s a podcast that’s seen marked success. Episodes include thriving under stress, meditation and rising above social anxiety.
Listen to Ten Percent Happier here.
Interested in why it’s so hard to make healthy decisions? Want to know how your emotions impact the health of your heart? Curious about the questions you should really be asking your doctor? If so, TEDTalks Health from renowned TED might be the podcast for you. Though more focused on medical breakthrough and research, there’s some actionable advice in here for those looking to better their own health and wellness.
Listen to TEDTalks Health here.
There’s nothing funny about depression. That is, of course, until you start to laugh about it. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of to-the-point but funny conversations about depression with comedians who have experienced it first-hand. The team behind the podcast has also just announced Tremendous Upside, a new podcast featuring interviews with athletes who have struggled with mental health.
Listen to The Hilarious World of Depression here.
Dubbed as this generation’s Ab Fab, Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari have found a winning formula with their podcast, That’s So Retrograde. By fusing pop culture with wellness, we’re treated to a collection of episodes where one listen you might be spending an hour with a well-known wellness influencer and the next, looking at the relationship shared between psychology and astrology.
Listen to That’s So Retrograde here.
Described as a funny fitness podcast to ‘guide your life towards training dirty, eating clean and living in-between’, The Dumbbells is hosted by comedians Eugene Cordero and Ryan Stanger and covers all sorts of topics from exercising, dieting and living healthy.
Listen to The Dumbbells here.
It’s no secret that a big part of your health and wellness starts with what you eat. Food Heaven sees registered dieticians tackle the topic of healthy eating, lifting the lid on just how healthy certain foods are, making healthy food taste good and balanced eating on a budget.
Listen to Food Heaven here.
BEFORE YOU GO!
Also check out Lead to Win, an excellent podcast from our former MOGUL and New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt on leadership lessons for lasting success covering tips on staying mentally fit, business coaching and more.
Listen to Lead to Win here.