Whether you’re training for the London marathon or simply trying to take the stress out of your commute, podcasts are your secret weapon.
And if you’re new year’s resolution is to listen to more podcasts rather than vegging out in front of the telly (although personally, we thoroughly approve of both) then you’re in luck because there’s a wealth of informative and thought-provoking episodes out there to catch up on, on everything from nutrition to fitness and general wellbeing.
Here’s your guide to our top picks.
The Rich Roll Podcast
Each week self-confessed couch potato turned ultra-marathoner-cum-wellness evangelist Rich Roll delves into different issues related to health, fitness, nutrition and spirituality with esteemed authors, doctors and gurus. He’s garnered a loyal following and the podcast has been downloaded 60 million times already.
The Power Hour
Adrienne Herbert launched her own podcast last year and is already recording episodes for 2020. The idea for her show is inspired by her own morning “power hour” which she gives herself each day to get the things she wants done. In her podcast, her guests, among them athletes, coaches and activists, share their own morning routines, daily habits, and rules to live by.
The Food Medic
NHS doctor, nutritionist and author Dr Hazel Wallace hosts her own podcast in which she interviews health and medical specialists on some incredibly timely topics.
Recent highlights include former doctor and best-selling author Adam Kay on bonus episode “Christmas in the NHS” and “How to get pregnant with Dr Larisa Corda”.
Biceps & Banter
Author and personal trainer Laura ‘Biceps’ Hoggins launched her debut podcast this year and more episodes are planned for 2020. In it she interviews men and women who inspire her, including CrossFit athlete Kristin Holte, on what it feels like to be the second fittest woman on earth and Annie Thorisdottir on being the first woman to win the CrossFit Games two years in a row. Expect plenty of motivation to start lifting.
Sarah Malcolm and Serene Louth have teamed up to host a weekly podcast that’s set around a kitchen table. Each week brings a new guest, a new area of expertise for them to dive into and a new recipe, based on their guest’s all time three favourite ingredients.
The Goop podcast
Whether or not you’re a Goopie, the podcast, which is hosted by either Gwyneth Paltrow herself but usually her right hand woman Elise Loehnen, bags some interesting guests. From authors to spiritual healers, CEOs and celebrities, the conversations are always thought-provoking.
The Doctor’s Kitchen
Dr Rupy Aujla’s podcast, The Doctor’s Kitchen, covers a range of topics from the principles of healthy eating to how to eat to look after your gut and support mental. His guests dissect new research and everything is linked back to ingredients and healthy recipes in a digestible way.
Nike has its own podcast dedicated to all aspects of fitness and training. Expect conversations with athletes, Nike master trainers and doctors about everything from goal setting to using exercise to improve your mental health.