These experts will change the way you think about working out.
If you are just tuning into the world of podcasts, don’t sweat it. Sure, you’ve missed a lot, but it’s only getting better. Podcasts are a free resource that present life-changing, mind-blowing, sometimes entertaining, and always available information. You can find a podcast on almost every subject that exists, and—lucky for us—this includes health, fitness and wellness.
One new idea or technique can change your world. Dust off your thinking cap, grab your new wireless headphones, tune in and train your mind. To get you started, we’ve curated 24 of the top podcasts on health, fitness, nutrition and life.
Why we love it: We love Dave Asprey so much that we put him on the cover of 24Life. This podcast is school for a better life. Dave used his life challenges to create solutions to upgrade our lives using every available technology and hack available.
Listen to this one first: Episode 353—Solving the Hypothyroid Epidemic with Elle Russ
Why we love it: Biomechanist Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA and Movement Matters, is the real deal in every way. She is willing to go “ there” and address the issues of our time with discussions on body mechanics, movement nutrition, natural movement, and how movement can be the very solution to modern ailments we all experience.
Listen to this one first: Episode 56—Simple Steps to a Tech Break
Why we love it: A long-loved podcast with Eric Zimmer since it won best of 2014 from iTunes, it includes sometimes surprising but always open-minded discussions of behavior change, daily habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy and motivation.
Listen to this one first: Behavior Change Mistake #2
Why we love it: Rich Roll is a ridiculously inspiring ultra-athlete and wellness evangelist, and his podcast delivers both personal and professional development with the world’s brightest and most thought-provoking thought leaders.
Listen to this one first: Episode 39—Up Your Game
Why we love it: We are not alone in our passion for Tim Ferriss, author of “ The 4-Hour Workweek” and “ Tools of Titans.” He has the most popular business podcast on iTunes and speaks with successful leaders across disciplines, exploring their habits, their routines, what they read, what they eat, and the details of their successes and failures.
Listen to this one first: Episode 182—Jason Nemer: Inside the Magic of AcroYoga
Why we love it: These podcasts are packed with new medical breakthroughs and smart daily health habits and delivered as TED Talks by doctors and researchers who share their discoveries about medicine and well-being. TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading.
Listen to this one first: Episode 15—Robin Morgan: Powerful Poems About Parkinson’s and Growing Older
Why we love it: The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, have the life we all secretly want. They present clear-thinking, liberated conversations, no fluff, all substance but tons of fun. We can all learn from thinking about what living a meaningful life with less stuff means in a modern world.
Listen to this one first: Episode 17—Health
Why we love it: For all the good men in our life—this podcast is uniquely focused to help men become better men and the world a better place. Host Brett McKay pulls together the ultimate conversations with great men in the world doing epic things.
Listen to this one first: Episode 213—Undoing the Damage of Chronic Sitting
Why we love it: The title sounds very much like we are getting a software upgrade, and in a way, we are. These value-packed episodes cover diet, supplementation and fitness regimens for athletic learning and peak performance in everyday life.
Listen to this one first: Episode 117—Mind Pump
10. The Chalene Show
Why we love it: We have a major celebrity crush on Chalene Johnson. We want her to be our instructor, our life and business coach, our friend, our big sister. No topic that will improve your health, fitness, relationships, money or day is off limits, and she is always real, empathetic and just plain crazy smart.
Listen to this one first: Episode 129—Part 1: Passwords Won’t Protect You! How to Not Be Hacked
Why we love it: Every day or at least weekly, Tony Robbins will change your physiology for the better. This master of motivation brings together guests and topics that change your state of mind and your life.
Listen to this one first: Episode 4—The 3 Steps to a Breakthrough: How Taking Control of Your Strategy, Story and State Can Fuel Lasting Change
Why we love it: Lewis Howes is an amazing human being. He legitimately wants you to get healthier and happier, be more successful, and move your life into the domain of greatness, and each podcast offers you a clue for how to succeed on that journey.
Listen to this one first: Episode 388—Ryan Blair: Rock Bottom Moments to Rock Star Opportunities
Why we love it: Shawn Stevenson doesn’t hold back and has an uncanny way of breaking down the complicated and transforming it into plug-and-play advice.
Listen to this one first: Episode 158—13 Rules of Health That I Live By
Why we love it: We trust what Dr. Rhonda Patrick has to say. She delivers insight on relevant and current topics and headlines through the lens of her extensive research experience in the fields of aging, cancer and nutrition.
Listen to this one first: Episode 12—Peter Attia, M.D., on Macronutrient Thresholds for Longevity and Performance, Cancer and More
Why we love it: Brendon Burchard, number one New York Times bestselling author of “ The Motivation Manifesto,” shares well-timed, actionable insight on motivation, success, high performance and living a fully charged life.
Listen to this one first: Episode 9—How to Get People to Change
Why we love it: They teach us to move our bodies better and have fun doing it! Ryan and Andy from GMB Fitness share their insights on developing complete physical autonomy with interviews with friends and experts across the globe.
Listen to this one first: Episode 6—Redefine Progress and Break Through Your Plateaus
Why we love it: Practical and packed with knowledge, we learn something new and feel called to up our training game with every episode.
Listen to this one first: Episode 44—Show Up and Do Your Best With Mark Reifkind
Why we love it: We don’t want to be in pain, and we don’t want anyone else to be in pain either. Dr. Perry Nickelston is a chiropractic physician with a primary focus of using human movement to help solve issues of pain management and unlocking our potential.
Listen to this one first: Episode 107—Parkour Movement Training With Dan Edwardes
Why we love it: Being present and understanding what gives meaning to our lives is the driving force behind our health and fitness goals. Krista Tippett takes us there, and we leave feeling fuller.
Listen to this one first: Episode 141—Mary Oliver—Listening to the World
Why we love it: Petra Kolber understands the voices in our head that hold us back. She also understands that if we meet ourselves with love, self-care and compassion, anything is possible for our lives.
Listen to this one first: Episode 3—Friday Five with Todd Durkin
Why we love it: Dr. Michael Gervais’ fascination with the psychology of high performance fascinates us. He continues to share insights about what is possible that help us raise the bar in every area of our lives.
Listen to this one first: Episode 50—Steven Kotler: Ultimate Performance
Why we love it: Sarah Bowen Shea is like us, and she knows, like we do, that a better world and being a better mom to our kids is sometimes dependent on whether or not we get in that run or yoga class.
Listen to this one first: Episode 238—Podcast With Green Chef Talking Food and Cooking
Why we love it: Yoga makes a day better, and the good souls at Wanderlust bring us a variety of yoga experts, conversations, and amazing yoga practices and meditation techniques directly to our mat.
Listen to this one first: Episode 2—Elena Brower: The Ritual of Recovery
Why we love it: Food gets complicated, mostly because nutrition is personal and our relationship to food is even more personal. This podcast by Marc David and Emily Rosen is a unique blend of psychology and nutrition with powerful messages designed to inform and inspire you along your transformational journey.
Listen to this one first: Episode 49—5 Super Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Food
Why we love it: We feel smarter just listening! Improved brain optimization enhances every aspect of our health, and this National Public Radio podcast with host Shankar Vedantam keeps us curious and entertained.
Listen to this one first: Episode 38—Me, Me, Me
Why we love it: While this show is hot off the press in podcast land, Marie Forleo has been motivating us for years. She loves to move and have fun and is a lifelong learner that inspires millions to create work and a life they love.
Listen to this one first: Episode 1–The Mental Exercise That Can Turn Wishes Into Reality
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