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Sometimes we all need a little external inspiration, a nudge from a friend or other trusted source to motivate us. 

A podcast can provide encouragement you’ve been looking for. Its episodes can inspire you to reinvest in health, fitness, and self-care on a regular basis. But with so many podcasts around, how do you know which one right for you? Below is a list of the best health and wellness podcasts around, sorted by their concentrations.

Fitness-Focused

If you’re looking for expert advice on exercise and nutrition, try one of the podcasts below.

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Self-professed biohacker Ben Greenfield, addresses cutting-edge topics, teaching you to “burn fat, fix your brain, and live longer.” These information-packed podcasts are delivered by Ben and other fitness and health professionals he invites on his show.

Frequency: Twice a week

Length: 60-90 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, Stitcher

Mind Pump

Fitness trainers Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews of Mind Pump Media were fed up with the fitness fads and faux science designed to prey on fitness newcomer’s insecurities. Their podcast strips the nonsense away and focuses on the raw truths about health and fitness. 

Frequency: Almost daily

Length: 45-90 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Google Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, Stitcher

Habits and Happiness

These wellness podcasts focus on all kinds of behavioral patterns, helping you develop better habits and cultivate more profound happiness. 

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin has published four bestselling books, including 2015’s The Happiness Project, and has been called “the queen of the self-help memoir” by The New York Times. She believes that happiness begins with self-understanding. Her podcast will help you gain nonjudgmental insight into everything from your most intimate relationships to why you crave that second ice-cream cone.  

Frequency: Weekly podcasts plus weekly five-minute inspirations

Length: 30-60 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher

The Habit Coach

There’s no way you don’t have time for Ashdin Doctor’s five-minute, focused podcasts, which are released three times a week. Each one highlights a good habit that is easy to understand and form, bringing you ever closer to the “awesome life” she wants you to have.

Frequency: Three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Length: Less than five minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Youtube, Stitcher

Holistic Health

These health and wellness podcasts cover a range of topics in their pursuit of a well-balanced life.

The Model Health Show

Shawn Stevenson wants you to be your healthiest, happiest, and kindest self. Whether you want to lose weight or gain self-esteem, wake your brain up or sleep better, you’ll find a treasure trove of wisdom here. Nutrition and exercise is just the starting point for a show dedicated to your wellness on every level — financial, emotional, and social as well as physical. 

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60-90 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Youtube, Stitcher

The Rich Roll Podcast

Evangelical vegan and ultra-endurance athlete, Rich Roll doesn’t do things halfway. Each week, he allows listeners to eavesdrop on an intense conversation with luminaries devoted to health and spirituality. Recent episodes have featured Erin Brockovich, Radhanath Swami, and Apolo Ohno — a great sample of Roll’s breadth. 

Frequency: Weekly interviews plus a bimonthly solo talk

Length: 90-150 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher

The Food Heaven Podcast

Dietician nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones’s target audience are primarily women of color. They promote health at every size, body acceptance, and intuitive eating. They encourage balance in both diet and life and regularly feature other doctors of color and health experts.

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 30-60 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, Google Podcasts 

Hurdle

More narrowly focused than the others in this section, Emily Abbate’s podcast motivates listeners by featuring successful individuals who overcame obstacles by prioritizing wellness. These inspiring interviews cover a variety of wellness outlets: nutrition, fitness, meditation, etc.

Frequency: Weekly interviews plus two short solo talks

Length: 45-90 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher

Funny Fitness

If you’re looking to be entertained as well as energized, try The Dumbells.

The Dumbbells 

In their own words, comedians Eugene Cordero and Ryan Stanger encourage “Training Dirty, Living Clean, and Living In-Between.” The Dumbbells is not for people looking for an intense, science-driven fitness podcast, but instead, those who want to laugh their way to toned abs. 

Frequency: Weekly

Length: 60-90 minutes

Where to listen and subscribe: Apple Podcasts, Spotify

No matter your taste, there’s a podcast out there to help you meet your health and fitness goals. Get acquainted with one of these podcasts and let them motivate you on your wellness journey.

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