Exercise, Fitness and Wellness Podcasts
If you’ve been wanting to start listening but have been paralyzed by choice, we’re here to save the day! We’ve combed through the lists of health and wellness podcasts and have come up with some of the most informative, and most popular, podcasters. Whether you’re into breaking down complex scientific studies, or just want to learn how to relax better in today’s chaotic world, we’ve got the podcast for you.
The Healthy Moms Wellness Podcast
Katie, more famously known as Wellness Mama, has made a name for herself in the natural health and wellness world. A mother of four, Katie’s focus is the natural healing power of whole foods, and living the healthiest life possible. Her podcast covers subjects like sleep, stress, natural living, and creating a healthy life for both yourself and your entire family.
Rich Roll Wellness Podcast
Author of the best-selling books “Finding Ultra” and “The Plantpower Way,” Rich Roll is an ultra-marathoner who subscribes to a vegan diet. But his podcast is about much more than that. Every episode, Roll does his best to shift perspectives on “health, fitness, nutrition, creativity, entrepreneurship & spirituality,” by interviewing “world-class athletes, doctors, nutritionists, authors, entrepreneurs, spiritualists & artists.
Found My Fitness
If you’re someone who enjoys your health podcasts with a heavy dose of science, Dr. Rhonda Patrick and her Found My Fitness podcast is for you! In addition to having a Ph.D in biomedical science, Patrick has published many papers in reputable journals, and continues to study the fields of aging, genetics, mindfulness, stress, and sleep. She’s also great at breaking down complex ideas and studies, so you don’t have to be a genius to get something out of each podcast episode.
A podcast dedicated to curiosity, Radio Labs bills itself as a place where “boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.” Taking on personal, heartfelt stories in the areas of current events, science, and health, Radio Lab is the perfect podcast to help you feel more connected to others.
Waking Up With Sam Harris
Neuroscientist and best selling author of Waking Up: A guide to spirituality without religion, Sam Harris takes a look at current events, consciousness, and big life questions. Whether you listen to it during your commute, or right before bed, you’re sure to have some deep thoughts afterward.
A chef who’s also a board-certified, licensed nutritionist, Monica Reinagel’s weekly podcast is quick (around 15 minutes) and informative, and tackles everything from breaking health news, to creating better eating habits, to current fad diets. If you’re looking for an easily-digestible audio snack (that has continued to be one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes since it debuted in 2008), this is perfect.
Soul on Fire
Yoga instructor and wellness influencer Jordan Younger has created a name for herself as the Balanced Blonde; someone who aspires to live an intuitively healthy, plant-based lifestyle. Her podcast covers many areas; from entrepreneurship, to nutrition tips, to branding yourself, to interviews with other wellness gurus.
Diane Sanfilippo is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and bestselling author of two books (Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox). Her Balanced Bites Podcast has been voted “Best Paleo Podcast”for a few years in a row, but each week, Sanfilippo and her co-host dive into a multitude of diverse topics – so you don’t have to be a paleo devote to enjoy it!
Hidden Brain Wellness Podcast
A combination of both “science and storytelling,” the Hidden Brain podcast aims to help people understand themselves, and the world, a little better. Even though the research is thorough and the studies are real, this podcast is anything but stuffy – think of it like yoga for your mind.
Christy Harrison is a registered dietician as well as a certified intuitive eating counselor, which means that’s she’s specifically trained on how to get people out of a “diet mindset” and instead to focus on their personal, whole body health. Her podcast is dedicated to interviews with “inspiring people” and their relationship to food, as well as body acceptance.
Tara Brach Wellness Podcast
Tara Brach has both a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and more than 20 years of personal study into meditation and Buddhist mindfulness teachings. Every week, Brach discusses ways to be more mindful in today’s fast-paced world. Whether you’ve been meditating for years or haven’t quite started your practice, Brach’s podcast will expand your mind and give you a few moments of peace.
Party in My Plants
For years, Talia struggled with IBS, weight issues, food addictions, and chronic lack of energy – and then she discovered plant-based eating. Her podcast is all about having fun with your health. To Talia, eating plant-based isn’t about living a restricted life, and she uses her podcast to show others how bringing plants into the equation only makes things better.
The Bodylove Project
How exactly do we love our bodies? It sounds like a simple question, but the answers are usually quite complicated – and different for everyone. Jessi Haggerty is a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Personal Trainer, and each episode, she dives into topics like body positivity, weight exclusivity, and healing from eating disorders.