7 PODCASTS WE'RE LISTENING TO NOW FOR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

7 PODCASTS WE'RE LISTENING TO NOW FOR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Our old routines are changing and many of us look to podcasts for insights on how to live better. With more than 850,000 active podcasts available, according to Podcast Insights 2020 figures, we have a unique opportunity to tune in and get informed about anything under the sun and beyond. 

How do you choose one from the 850,000? Start with a podcast that expands your knowledge of personal wellness.

Three out of four podcast listeners tune in to learn new things, and there's no better time to focus on physical and mental health.

Here are the podcasts we're listing to right now that explore everything from intermittent fasting to the science of happiness and easing fear during the global COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

Food Psych Podcast with Christy Harrison

For a healthier relationship with food - Listen Here

Food Psych Podcast

Christy Harrison's Apple podcast, Food Psych, is a phenomenal ongoing conversation about our relationships with food and how to break free from diet culture. Harrison is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor who tackles topics like body image, eating disorders, nutrition, and food mentality. She's done an impeccable job speaking to issues that come up in a post-COVID-19 world where many of us lean on food as a coping mechanism for stress. Walk away feeling lighter and more compassionate toward your body.

 

You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes

To destress with a laugh - Listen Here

You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes

Take a break from the news and let yourself laugh. Here's a shortcut: comedian Pete Holmes. You might recognize the name (or voice) from the HBO show 'Crashing' that stars Holmes, and his Apple podcast is equally as entertaining. During the show, Holmes uncovers the hilarious 'secret weirdness' of each guest. Our favorite episode thus far is a two-hour talk with Conan O'Brien. As in the Conan O'Brien. Enough said. Now get to listening and laughing.

 

Hurdle with Emily Abbate

To get through tough times - Listen Here

Hurdle with Emily Abbate

It can feel like we're being hit with hurdle after hurdle, and it isn't always easy to stay motivated to leap over obstacles. In fact, we usually fall on our faces and don't wat to get up. When you're feeling defeated, listen to Emily Abbate's Apple podcast Hurdle. She sits down with elite athletes and entrepreneurs to walk through their toughest life moments. Listening reveals a beautiful universality: we all go through tough times. These conversations make you feel more motivated to grit your teeth and trudge through the mud. Challenges suddenly become opportunities to build perseverance, grace, and future success.

 

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

For a dose of actionable philosophy - Listen Here

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

We're all looking for guidance. Particularly, guidance we can apply to make us feel at ease with the state of life. Aubrey Marcus' Apple podcast is the perfect balance of high thinking and ground-level action, offering a space for world-class guests to volley enlightening notions on mindset, health, business, and belief- usually holistically wrapped into one. His interview with Dr. Craig Koniver MD, for instance, addresses the current global pandemic not only in terms of COVID-19 but the spiritual contamination of increased fear and loneliness. Plus, steps to fight back.

 

The Happiness Lab

To feel happier, right now - Listen Here

The Happiness Lab

Most of us have no idea how to be truly happy. While pursuing a joyful life, we end up doing the very things that make us less fulfilled. Weird, right? But that's the bizarre science of happiness that Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos explores in The Happiness Lab. This Apple podcast is based on a course she teaches at Yale- a class that has become the most popular throughout the university's 300-year history. A blend of research, storytelling, and tips make up this smile-inducing podcast.

 

Intermittent Fasting Stories

To try a new healthy-eating habit - Listen Here

Intermittent Fasting Stories

I think we can all agree our eating habits have been less than healthy since the global pandemic started. If your body and mind are beginning to feel sluggish and you want to try a new habit, dig into Gin Stephens' Apple podcast on intermittent fasting. Real people share how intermittent fasting transformed their lives, and least of all on the scale. What you'll find is that this method of timed eating can impact your quality of life and mental health. Stephens is the author of many books on intermittent fasting and offers tips and insights that make it easier to join the bandwagon.  

 

Kickasspirational

For a reminder that you can make the world kickass - Listen Here

Kickasspirational

The new Apple podcast Kickasspirational hosted by David Vanderveen (you may know him better as the Chief Operating Officer of NewAge Beverages!) can be summed up by the title. Each episode makes you want to jump up and kick butt. The show is a fun, conversational maze into the brilliant minds of CEOs, comedians, political philosophers, medical experts, and others, done in a way that makes each guest feel like an old friend. You never know exactly what you're getting, but that's the best part. All you know is that you'll feel kickasspired after.

 

 

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