Podcasts are a great way to learn more about a topic you’re interested in. Researchers have found out that hearing a human voice narrate information interacts with your brain the same way an interesting story does, keeping it engaged and helping your brain retain this information quickly and for a long period of time. This week, we bring you eight podcasts that provide vital information and advice on health, fitness and nutrition that could go a long way in keeping your fit and healthy.
The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous
Nutritionist and author of The Nutrition Diva’s Secrets for a Healthy Diet, Monika Reinagel offers straightforward and effortless tips that you can use to better your eating habits on her podcast The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous. The podcast airs weekly episodes that are all seven to ten minutes long. It started in 2008 and has over 560 episodes till date. Reinagel tackles all sorts of issues related to nutrition and fitness on her podcast from diet and weight loss to eating habits and ways to improve your immune system.
The Ultimate Health Podcast
On The Ultimate Health Podcast, hosts Marni Wasserman and Dr. Jesse Chappus conduct interviews with doctors, chefs, nutritionists and other experts in the fields of health, fitness and nutrition. This podcast inspires and teaches you ways to become your healthiest and fittest self. The prime goal of the podcast is to influence people to actively choose healthier options in everything in their everyday lives. The podcast presents comprehensive information and alternative options, opinions and information on conventional issues. This weekly podcast that has been airing since 2014 has over 340 episodes, each of which is approximately an hour long.
TEDTalks Health isn’t really a separate podcast run by TED—rather it is just a compilation of all health related TEDTalks given by various experts. But TED created this seperate channel just for the health-related issues back in 2012 so that listeners don’t have to navigate through thousands of other TEDTalks just to find ones on health, fitness and nutrition. A total of 155 episodes have been uploaded to this channel till date and on some podcasting apps, the channel can be found under the name TuneIn Health instead of TEDTalks Health.
The Model Health Show
Shawn Stevenson, nutritionist and author of books like Sleep Smarter, The Key to Quantum Health and Eat Smarter, hosts a weekly podcast called The Model Health Show. Here he explains difficult and complex topics and issues related to health and fitness in layman’s terms so that even those who aren’t familiar with these topics can understand them with ease. The podcast has long episodes whose runtime ranges between one hour to an hour and 30 minutes. This podcast that started in 2013 has over 400 episodes.
Good health isn’t just about how fit you are and how you feel physically. It’s also about your mental state. The New York Times Column Modern Love is perfect for those who are interested and invested in mental health and the complexities of relationships. Its podcast format goes a step further as celebrities read the heart-wrenching personal essays. The stories—basically experiences and contemplations on love, loss and life—are heartbreaking, funny and uplifting at the same time. With over 170 episodes, this podcast gives you a lot of things to ponder on—excellent for those days you feel a little down and need some perspective.
The Doctor’s Kitchen
The Doctor’s Kitchen is a health and nutrition podcast that has been running since 2017. It has about 50 episodes till date and is hosted by general practitioner and cookbook author Dr Rupy Aujla. Here Dr Aujla talks about a myriad of topics including principles of healthy eating, preventive measures and treatments against illness and the connection between our brain and gut, among other things. Dr Aujla also covers the latest research on related topics with the help of his panel of experts and keeps you updated on everything related to health, nutrition and fitness. All of his podcast episodes are about an hour long and air weekly.
If you have ever found yourself wondering whether essential oils can really be the solution to your migraines or if the 7-minute workout that seems to have become so popular actually delivers the results it promises, then Gimlet Media’s spunky Science Vs has all these answers and more for you. In each episode, host Wendy Zukerman tackles an important topic and explains it in detail, with science-based facts. Recently, it also has a few informative episodes out on the coronavirus pandemic that could prove to be quite useful in keeping you and your loved ones safe.
Optimal Health Daily
With so much content on health and fitness, it can be hard to sift through everything that’s there and find ones that suit you. But with Optimal Health Daily, this seemingly herculean task can be a breeze. It scours the web for the best blog content and reads it for you. The episodes address the latest health and fitness trends and issues and answer pressing questions as well. Here you get to know more about intermittent fasting, flu shots, the benefits of flossing, cupping massage for deep muscle tension and many other interesting and important things related to your health and well-being.