In the fast-paced world of 2021, most people have very limited time on their hands to read books as our attention spans get shorter and shorter. The solution? Podcasts! Podcasts are an entertaining and accessible way to absorb information anywhere: during a morning commute, while exercising, or doing chores. It is a great way to explore a topic while multitasking.
At RSP, we love podcasts with an element of health and wellness for your body and your mind. Here are our favorite podcasts to add to your queue.
Max Lugavere is a New York Times bestselling author, TV personality, and nutrition expert who has written Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. His podcast brings on reputable guests in which he discusses what it means to live like a genius: topics range from, “The 3 Best Exercises for Boosting Brain Function,” to the most recent episode, “How Plant Medicine Can Heal Trauma and Awaken Spirituality.” The podcast has 173 episodes and counting.
The Whoop Podcast is hosted by Will Ahmed, where he interviews industry experts, industry leaders, and top performers. He focuses on his guests and their experiences, and how they have influenced performance, sports, and science. Guests have included professional athletes like Charlie Coyle of the Boston Bruins and Patrick Mahomes, as well as Navy SEALS and crossfit legends. The podcast was started by Whoop, a company that develops wearable technology to aid in performance, and their podcast aims to supplement that with educational content.
Author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome, covering topics such as weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless others. With almost 500 episodes, this podcast has a topic for everyone to explore!
In each episode of this inspiring podcast, the host Emily Abbate brings a guest that has overcome some sort of ‘hurdle’ by incorporating a wellness practice into their lives. You can expect vulnerability, motivation, and honest discussions with everyone from top athletes to aspiring entrepreneurs. Emily’s goal is to inspire others to be their best selves and move with intention. You can expect to be moved by the “wins” and obstacles her guests face in this podcast.
While this podcast is newer, with only 10 episodes so far, it is no less valuable. Andres believes physiological awareness is a human right, and he is on a mission to make the science of human performance and longevity as accessible as possible. It promotes general wellness by connecting the mind, body, and spirit. If you are looking to tackle wellness from a spiritual angle, this is the podcast for you!
This is not your traditional health and wellness podcast, but hear us out: this podcast, originally a New York Times column, is wellness for the soul. That sounds cheesy, but the personal essays read on the podcast are real human stories, everything from grieving a loved one to the perils of online dating. This podcast covers mental health topics and the importance of interpersonal relationships--a very important topic in holistic wellness.
Dan Harris was an ABC news anchor that had a panic attack on air that caused him to turn to something he was always skeptical of: meditation. Turns out, it changed his life! In this podcast, he interviews many guests on their meditation practices, ranging from from the Dalai Lama to Western masters -- as well as scientists, and even the odd celebrity. The podcast explores happiness from all angles, and also goes beyond meditation: Dan also invites leading researchers in areas such as social anxiety, bias, creativity, productivity, and relationships.
After the year of quarantine and COVID-19 precautions, the hot topic in the wellness industry is mental health. Comedian Paul Gilmartin interviews comedians, artists, writers, friends, and doctors about their experiences with mental illness to normalize and de-stigmatize it. The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a space where guests open up about their traumas and fears, and remind the audience that they are not alone in their struggle.
Sleep is incredibly important for overall health and wellness, and yet so many people struggle with falling asleep. The Sleep With Me podcast is designed to help you fall asleep quicker and sleep deeper. Each podcast is a different long, meandering bedtime story that slowly gets more and more boring until you fall asleep.
While running a marathon is not for everyone, this podcast is meant to propel runners of any skill to the next level. Host Angie Spencer is a coach, marathoner, and registered nurse who shares tips and tricks to help you run smarter, feel better, and pace yourself to go the distance.
Podcasts are a great way to gain more knowledge in the health and wellness world, enabling you to learn while also multitasking in the busy modern world. Listen to these podcasts to improve your overall wellness in an entertaining way!