Whether you want to be educated or entertained, podcasts are one of the best ways to do either. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one way to bolster your healthy lifestyle is by listening to health and wellness podcasts.
Podcasts are convenient because you can listen to them in the car, at home while relaxing, and when running or hitting the gym. Because of that, they’re an ideal format for the health and wellness enthusiast.
Health and wellness podcasts abound, however. There are fitness podcasts, nutrition podcasts, and even yoga podcasts. To help you sort through the thousands of shows out there, we’ve collected the best wellness podcasts around in this list.
Check them out below.
- 1 1. The Optimal Body Podcast
- 2 2. Mind Pump
- 3 3. Nutrition Facts with Dr. Michael Greger
- 4 4. The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips
- 5 5. Food Psych
- 6 5. From the Heart with Rachel Brathen
- 7 6. Let It Out
- 8 8. Redefining Yoga
- 9 9. 10 Percent Happier
- 10 10. Hurdle
- 11 11. TED Health
- 12 12. The Human Upgrade
- 13 13. Science Vs
- 14 14. The Wellness Mama Podcast
- 15 15. The Art of Being Well
- 16 16. Happier with Gretchen Rubin
- 17 17. Huberman Lab
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1. The Optimal Body Podcast
Hosted by Dr. Jen and Dr. Dom Fraboni — two married physical therapists — this podcast is a great resource for those that want to understand their body, relieve common aches and pains, and get their physical health questions answered.
2. Mind Pump
Mind Pump is one of the most popular fitness podcasts around — and for a good reason. Hosted by a trio of personal trainers, this podcast gives actionable fitness advice and the latest science-back information for your health journey.
3. Nutrition Facts with Dr. Michael Greger
If you’ve Googled a nutrition question in the past, there’s a good chance you’ve run into nutritionfacts.org. Well, the creator of that website, Dr. Michael Greger, also has a podcast. In this show, Dr. Greger details evidence-based nutrition information to help you lead a healthier and longer life.
4. The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips
Don’t have time for a long podcast? The Nutrition Diva packs a lot of incredible health and nutrition information into a short, bite-sized podcast. Listen for topics covering vitamins to whether or not varied diets can shorten your lifespan.
5. Food Psych
Hosted by a registered dietitian, journalist, and self-proclaimed “anti-diet advocate” Christy Harrison, this podcast is great for anyone who has had a negative experience while trying dieting. (Which, if we’re being honest, is quite a few of us.)
5. From the Heart with Rachel Brathen
Rachel Brathen is an author, entrepreneur, and one of the most famous yoga teachers around. In this podcast, Rachel speaks about her healthy and holistic life that’s built on a foundation of yoga, mindfulness, and connection to nature.
6. Let It Out
Let it Out is an incredibly approachable podcast hosted by writer and creative Katie Dalebout. During the show, Katie interviews various guests on topics ranging from wellness to creativity.
8. Redefining Yoga
Redefining Yoga is likely one of the best yoga podcasts around. Host Lara Heimann is a yoga teacher with a physical therapist and neurodevelopmental treatment specialist background, so you’re getting all of the ancient wisdom of this practice alongside cutting-edge science.
9. 10 Percent Happier
Dan Harris is a renowned journalist who had a panic attack on live television. After that experience, he delved into the world of mindfulness and meditation. Named after the best-selling book of the same name, the 10 Percent Happier podcast features Dan discussing the practice of meditation with renowned teachers, practitioners, and more.
Hosted by wellness coach Emily Abbate, this podcast features long conversations with inspiring people in wellness, health, fitness, and more. In addition, Hurdle also has shorter episodes with quick tips and practices to try out.
11. TED Health
You already know what TED is. Although famous for their quick keynote talks, TED’s Health podcast covers everything from health breakthroughs to smart daily habits for well-being. It’s one of the best general wellness podcasts to keep up with.
12. The Human Upgrade
Dave Asprey is known as the “father of biohacking,” or the practice of attempting to optimize the human mind and body. In this podcast, Dave interviews high performers, incredible thinkers, and more.
13. Science Vs
If you only want to stick with the facts, Science Vs is a great podcast. Although not strictly health- or wellness-focused, Science Vs delves into a variety of trendy fads and myths and analyzes them with evidence-based, hard science.
14. The Wellness Mama Podcast
It’s no secret that parents don’t have much time to spend on their well-being. If you can relate, The Wellness Mama podcast is a great option. On this show, host Katie Wells shares quick tips and best practices for healthy living — specifically aimed at busy parents.
15. The Art of Being Well
Functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole hosts this aptly named show, which covers everything from nutrition to meditation to overall physical well-being. It’s a great option if you want the best information from various disciplines to help you live a happier and healthier life.
16. Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Everyone wants to be happier, but achieving that goal can be more difficult than you would think. On Happier with Gretchen Rubin, the eponymous host, draws from her own experience as a self-help author and combines her wisdom with popular culture, cutting-edge science, and more.
17. Huberman Lab
You probably already know that mental health is just as important as physical health. So, if you’re looking for a podcast on topics ranging from neuroscience to human performance, check out Huberman Lab, hosted by Stanford neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman.
Podcasts are a great way to bolster your health journey
Wellness podcasts are perfect for multitasking. You can get a workout in while learning about the best trends, science, and practices to boost your well-being.
So, what are you waiting for? Download some of these podcasts and hit play the next time you hit the gym.
Don’t see your favorite show on this list? Let us know what your favorite wellness podcast is in the comments below.