Health, fitness, and nutrition can be complicated topics, especially since there are so many ways they can be tailored to fit specific needs and goals. You can spend hours on the internet reading articles and watching videos about the next big health craze, but sometimes it can be hard to tell what is real and what is just a passing fad. While some things are universal (everything in moderation), if you want to go deeper than that, it’s essential that you trust the right sources.
Listening to informative podcasts can be a great way to make the most of your time during your commute, while you cook dinner, work out, or when you’re just relaxing with a glass of wine. If you want to pick up a few tips that could have a positive affect on your health while you multi-task, these health-focused podcasts should be your next binge-listen.
Abel James was following a doctor-recommended low-fat, low-cholesterol diet and a running program and not getting the results he wanted, so he decided to try something different. By experimenting with what worked for him rather than following the generic health advice of doctors and “groundbreaking” diets developed by so-called gurus, James was able to drop 20 pounds in 40 days, heal his malfunctioning thyroid, and reverse hypertension. His podcast Fat-Burning Man advocates for doing your own research to find the diet and exercise habits that work for you. He interviews experts and encourages debate because he believes in being informed—not just following the trends.
Host Dave Asprey is perhaps most well-known for being the inventor of bulletproof coffee—coffee with butter in it—which, when you start your day with it, is supposed to suppress hunger, and provide you with lasting energy and mental clarity. Asprey is a tech entrepreneur who has spent his life on the hunt for ways to “upgrade the human being”, and he uses himself as a guinea pig for his experiments. With the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionist, mediation experts and more, Asprey has figured out ways to be one step ahead in body, mind, and life in general. Episodes look into everything from the organic revolution and the healing power of oxygen to how emotions affect your physical wellbeing.
Sigma Nutrition Radio
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there when it comes to health, and Sigma Nutrition Radio aims to cut through the noise and deliver scientifically backed information on nutrition and fitness. Host Danny Lennon interviews academic researchers, world-class coaches and athletes to get their takes as well as reporting on real evidence-backed news in the nutrition and health world. With episodes on anti-inflammatory diets, the metabolism, how to get quality sleep and more, the podcast is incredibly thorough and well-researched. If you’re looking to learn more about the science behind your health, this podcast is perfect for you.
The Shrugged Collective is a network of fitness, health and performance podcasts that aims to help people achieve optimal physical and mental health. Their shows include Barbell Shrugged, Feed Me Fuel, Body of Knowledge, The Strong Coach, and more so you can pick and choose your favourite hosts and episode topics from hundreds of possibilities. From the right techniques for popular—and not so popular—CrossFit exercises, to how super fit people like soldiers and athletes maintain their physique, there’s something for everyone who is interested in what it takes to really get in shape.
Strength & Scotch Podcast
A health lifestyle is all about balance, and the hosts of Strength & Scotch, Grant and Coach Brandon Heavey believe in letting loose a little bit. Episodes can cover anything from the effectiveness of cheat meals, apple cider vinegar, and carb timing to how to train smarter not harder and walking for fat loss. Their style is a little more casual, like having a conversation with a friend, but they still touch on the scientific basis behind the health claims they’re discussing. Of course, they also enjoy a good glass of scotch in every episode, because everyone deserves to enjoy a little treat sometimes.