Have a long road trip coming up? Or are you sick of listening to the same old radio songs on your commute to work? Health and fitness podcasts can be a great source to educate yourself on various topics that will help you lead a healthier lifestyle. These podcasts are free, and once downloaded they’re on “air” whenever you need. Listen to the podcasts during a long flight, long run, or before bed. Here are some of the best podcasts relating to health, happiness, fitness, and nutrition.
1. Bulletproof Radio
Dave Asprey takes a deep look into nutrition and fitness. He talks to us about how he lost one hundred pounds when he began to refine his diet and started to adopt a Paleo-ish approach. He breaks down his formula to success while speaking with A-list authors and experts.
2. No Meat Athlete Radio
Even if you fuel your body with meat this podcast can still be beneficial to your lifestyle. Many athletes and runners have attributed their inspiration to this podcast. The host Matt Frazier gives a voice to plant-powered athletes as he has run several ultra marathons himself, he can relate. You can be sure to find discussions on the benefits of animal-free fitness fuel, and incredible life stories from athletes who train on a no meat diet.
3. Realize Yourself
Host Kimberly Snyder is a professional at leading a positive, plant fueled life. She is also known for her Glowing Green Smoothie that launched a thousand Vitamix orders. The podcast also discusses great tips on hydration, beauty sleep, and holiday eating pitfalls.
4. Dishing Up Nutrition
Sometimes we blame our diet and workout habits on the fact that we can’t afford an expert nutritionist or trainer. Today you can have an expert dietitian handy 24/7, Dishing Up Nutrition gives you plenty of nutritional advice for free. The hosts are licensed experts working at the Nutritional Weight and Wellness center. Topics range from common pitfalls in healthy eating, supplements, gluten, sweeteners, and why you can’t seem to give up sugar.
5. Half Size Me
For some there is nothing more motivating than listening to someone tell their success story when losing weight. Heather Robertson is the host, who lost 170 pounds, which sounds unthinkable. She discusses how she dropped this weight slowly over the span of five years. She did not have the help of celebrity fitness trainers, she did this through consistently making healthier choices day in and day out. The podcast has interviews with other people that went through similar transformations, and what their practical steps were when losing a lot of weight.
6. TEDTalks Health
This podcast consists of 73 free podcasts with amazing tips, stories, and ideas. From way-new medical breakthroughs to smart daily health habits, doctors and researchers share their discoveries about medicine and well-being.
7. The Jillian Michael Show
Commonly known from the show ‘The Biggest Loser’ Jillian Michaels is a fitness and health guru. You probably think this podcast is all about health and fitness but Michaels talks pursing love, forgiving your partners, taking risks in your professional life, and health and fitness topics.
8. Happiness and Mental Health
Host Tara Branch, founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, D.C., uses her background in clinical psychology and Buddhism to guide discussions and meditations. Her podcast shows that meditation isn’t about achieving a state of blankness; it’s about connecting yourself with the present and your authentic self. Branch is great at incorporating moments of humor into her podcasts, so just when you feel yourself flailing, you can laugh and forgive any flaws you may have.