30 Best Health and Fitness Podcasts
Discover the Best Health and Fitness Podcasts in the World
Our bodies are our temples. Keeping an eye on our daily health and fitness routines can help ensure that they withstand the test of time.
One of our favorite ways to stay on top of all the latest health and fitness trends and news is to listen to podcasts! From healthy eats to getting enough sleep to the best quick exercise routines, these 30 podcasts cover it all. Enjoy!
Do mealtimes make you feel like your best self or just sort of… eh? Listen in as Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel teaches you how to upgrade your eating habits, using a variety of simple and painless tips. Get ready to feel fabulous.
Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist and bestselling author with extensive knowledge of human habits and how to change them for the better. In this episode, he covers what really motivates people to turn their lives around. (Hint: It’s not a number on a scale.)
The Mission Daily is a podcast dedicated to accelerated learning and helping you become healthier, wealthier, and wiser.
The world is changing faster than ever. Researchers estimate that technology and automation will replace half of existing jobs over the next decade. Crazy dictators are trying to start wars, there’s poverty, suffering… Humanity isn’t a multi-planetary species yet…
It seems like there have never been more challenges facing humanity.
So how can we evolve, escape, and overcome?
Learn. As fast as we can.
That’s what this podcast is here to help you do.
Subscribe to The Mission Daily today, and we guarantee that you’ll see positive improvements in your life!
It’s no secret that what you eat correlates directly with how you feel. In this podcast, a team of licensed nutritionists and dieticians take this fact to a new level, sharing their solutions for healthier living through the food you consume. They even answer listener questions!
Start here: Slow Metabolism: The Bread Connection
What’s the deal with bread? Is it really as bad as your gluten free friends seem to think? Find out in this episode.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor Christy Harrison, RD has been “helping people make peace with food” through this podcast since 2013. She covers body image, eating disorders, exercise, body politics, feminism, self-care, and so much more. It is designed to “offer safe and non-triggering support for listeners in recovery from eating disorders, weight stigma, and body shame.”
Body-image activist Victoria Welsby joins Christy for a discussion on the connection between self-esteem and intuitive eating.
There’s nothing like a neuroscientist’s study of the mind to delve into the philosophical underpinnings of this systemic universe we all inhabit. Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author. He uses this mind-opening podcast to analyze society, discuss current events, and examine the human mind and body.
Start here: An Insider’s View of Medicine
“Sam Harris speaks with Dr. Nina Shapiro about the practice of medicine. They discuss the unique resiliency of children, the importance of second opinions, bad doctors, how medical training has changed in recent years, medical uncertainty, risk perception, vaccine safety, and other topics.”
The Rich Roll Podcast is a master-class dedicated to your personal and professional development. Ultra-athlete and wellness evangelist Rich Roll “delves deep with the world’s brightest and most thought-provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self.”
Brian Rose was chasing the American Dream when he lost his way and was forced to take on a new worldview, an experience that allowed him to find purpose and happiness. Brian reinvented his physical, mental, spiritual, and professional self to become the person he wanted to be every day. He is now the host of London Real, a new media talk show which launched in 2011. Tune in for the whole story.
TEDTalks Health is our go-to source for daily health habits and new medical breakthroughs. Doctors and researchers present their discoveries onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events, and partner events across the globe.
Daniel Levitin believes that there is a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations. Find out how in this episode.
Learn about “the joys and benefits of living compassionately and healthfully (in other words: vegan).” Even if you aren’t vegan, this podcast offers many great health tips and food facts.
Our bodies aren’t just a playground; they’re also our temples. And we only get one of them. So we should be very careful about what kind of gasoline we put in our high-performance vehicle. More studies are being released about the benefits of shifting toward a plant-based diet, but even if you agree, there is prevailing societal pressure for men to eat meat. In this episode of Food for Thought, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau explains why meat doesn’t make a real man.
Hurdle presents “bi-weekly doses of inspiration from badass humans who got through tough times, leaning into wellness as an outlet.” Tune in to hear their stories and the lessons they’ve learned in good times and bad. If you want to become healthier, happier, and more motivated, then this podcast is for you.
Start here: Emily Abbate
In this episode, host Emily Abbate shares her journey from obesity to wellness writer and editor, certified personal trainer, and Spin coach.
This is a running podcast to help you “unlock your potential to master marathon training and life.” Coach Angie Spencer is here to help you run smarter, feel better and — most importantly — go the distance. Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting out, Marathon Training Academy will take you to the next level.
Start here: Yoga for Runners, Interview with Sage Rountree
Sage Rountree is a yoga expert, runner, and author. In this episode, he and Angie discuss the benefits of yoga for runners.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick is our go-to trusted source for all things health. She is always up on the latest research on aging, physical performance, brain health, cancer, nutrition, and way more! In her podcast, Dr. Patrick breaks down the sometimes highly technical (and long!) studies and gives you the juicy details so that you don’t have to dive into the full research paper yourself.
With the ketogenic diet still trending strong, this is a great episode to dive into the science behind why it works!
In this podcast, Tony Robbins shares proven tactics that can upgrade your health, finances, life, and business. He says it best: “Why live an ordinary life, when you can live an extraordinary one?”
Start Here: The Unhealthy Truth: How Food is Making Us Sick
“There are no shortcuts or hacks. The real answer lies in adopting a lifestyle of health, and taking a more conscious and proactive approach to taking care of your body. And a big part of that is becoming more aware of what you are putting in your body.”
Ben Greenfield delivers priceless episodes on fitness, biohacking, fat loss, anti-aging, and so much more in this podcast. Tune in for the latest research and interviews with top health professionals, as well as Q&As.
What is the Rain Barrel Effect, and how did it help Stephen Cabral take his life back?
Katy Bowman is a biomechanist, author, and a leader in the Movement Movement “for conversations on how movement affects not only the shapes of our bodies but the shape of our life.” Get up and get moving with this podcast.
Start here: Alignment Matters: Your Feet Through the Years
Kiss your footie pajamas and flip-flops goodbye. This episode is all about foot health.
From the iTunes description:
“Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist (mindfulness) meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is author of Radical Acceptance (2003), and True Refuge (2013). Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. (IMCW), Tara shares a weekly talk on Buddhist teachings and practices.”
Start here: Meditation: Breath by Breath
In this episode, Tara guides you in a meditation practice, focusing on your breathing.
Who says bedtime stories are just for kids? Got insomnia or just can’t sleep one night? Then pop Sleep With Me on the ol’ podcast app. This is the podcast you are supposed to fall asleep to…
Start here: I Am The Llama That Knocks
Talking to sheep about Marx and Engels…. Did we mention that these episodes get super odd? 😂
Started way back in 2006, Yoga Peeps is a podcast about yoga, Yogis, and the yoga lifestyle.
Start here: Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman Yee
In this episode, Rodney and Colleen Yee dive into their work, their influential teachers, books they love, nonviolence, truth, contentment, and more.
Dr. Anthony Gustin is founder and CEO of PerfectKeto.com, and in this podcast, he provides you with everything you need to know about going keto.
How does the keto diet affect longevity? Join Ryan Lowery, author of The Ketogenic Bible, and Dr. Gustin as they dive deep into the massive health benefits of the ketogenic diet.
“This podcast saved my life.” — Amy W.
It was also named Best of 2014 by iTunes, tackling the tough “Conversations about creating a life worth living.” Discussions center around habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, happiness, philosophy, motivation, and more.
Start here: Culadasa on How the Mind Works
Hear from meditation master Culadasa on how the mind works. This episode will help you become more in tune with your brain, which will allow you to transform your meditation experience. Take care of your mind, and it will take care of you!
This is the most downloaded sports podcast of all time… and for good reason. Join Bill Simmons, from The Ringer and HBO, as he interviews a slew of celebs and athletes about sports.
Start here: Since this show covers recent news, we recommend starting with the most recent episode.
Comedians Eugene Cordero and Ryan Stranger host this podcast about personal fitness. Laugh along as they chat about “Training Dirty, Eating Clean and Living In-Between.”
Start here: Mid Summer Muscle
Eugene and Ryan break down their personal fitness routines to help you stay motivated this summer.
From the iTunes description:
“Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $1M spent on personal self-experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything himself, obsessively focused on discovering: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything?”
What better place to start with this podcast than an episode about defying disease naturally?
At 32 years old, Ali will tell you, “I’m not really sure who I am, what I’m doing, or what I want to be when I grow up. I know one thing, though: I love running and I love talking to people.” And in this podcast, she does just that.
Ali speaks with every-day runners and pro athletes, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to bring you world-class guidance in all areas of life. Join in and run toward something great!
Ironman Ryan Linden is married to Desiree Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon winner. In this episode, he details their relationship and how they balance their packed schedules.
20 Minute Fitness presents you with the latest news in health and fitness. In just 20 minutes, learn all you need to know about nutrition, developing an exercise routine, and keeping your body in tip top shape.
Start here: How to be Mentally Tough Like an Olympian
A major part of meeting your health and fitness goals is being able to keep a level head and focus on what it is you wish to accomplish. How do professional athletes — folks with a lot riding on their athletic success — develop this mental toughness?
Best friends and registered dietitians, Jess and Wendy discuss healthy cooking with easy recipes and practical, affordable ingredients. These lovely women aim to make this world a healthier place, one meal at a time.
Start here: Helpful Tips for Gas and Bloating
Gas and bloating may not be the most pleasant topic, but since Jess and Wendy have personally experienced digestive issues, they dive into the subject and offer advice about what can be done about it.
Diane Sanfilippo, a Certified Nutrition Consultant, is the New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox. Liz Wolfe, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, is the bestselling author of Eat the Yolks and The Purely Primal Skincare Guide. The two hosts share the latest on health, nutrition and Paleo living, all while making you feel like you’re spending an hour with your best friends.
Meg (Meg Reburn) the Midwife, shares about her professional career as a midwife in Canada.
Jessi Haggerty, a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer living in Boston dives into developing a healthier relationship with your diet and body. In a nutshell, this podcast is about loving your body. Learn how to nourish yourself with food, movement, meditation, and more.
Start here: Is the Whole 30 Productive or Just Seductive?
Jessi lays out why the Whole 30 is harmful to your health (both physically and mentally) in hopes you will think critically when you find similar programs as seductive as this one!
Making changes and living a healthy lifestyles can be fun when you hang out with well-known guests like Rich Roll, Brendan Brazier, Heather Crosby, Leo Babauta, Rip Esselstyn, and Nicole Antoinette. This podcast is an entertaining, informative, no-preach listen, hosted by Matt Frazier.
Start here: Doug and Matt’s Time Tips
Matt and Doug provide tips for creating more time for your healthy habits and lifestyle.
“Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline.”
Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL and author of Extreme Ownership, so who better to teach you about discipline, leadership, and self-respect?
Learn about Tim Ferriss’s silent retreat and the life of The Samurai.
From Mike’s bio:
“Hi, my name is Mike Dillard, and I’m grateful that our paths have crossed. My mission and my purpose is to empower those who want to change their life, and change the world for the better, with the knowledge and skills they need to do so.”
Start here: The Newbie’s Guide to Ketosis
Caleb Jennings joins Mike to discuss the Keto Diet, including supplements, burning fat as fuel, and much more.