Top 10 Fitness Podcasts

Top 10 Fitness Podcasts

When you’re out on your daily jog or on a leisurely stroll with your dog and you find your self getting tired of listening to the same old song, what do you do? You think “maybe I should listen to something that is more informative and inspiring”. It’s time to turn off Beyonce and tune into a fitness podcast.

Fitness Podcasts are a great accompaniment to your exercise regimen. They help you to stay focused while giving you useful information on, say, meditation, adopting a low-carb diet or even training for your next marathon.

Top 10 Fitness Podcasts

1. The Balanced Bites Podcast

Hosted by Certified Nutritional Consultant Diane Sanfilippo and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Liz Wolfe, this podcast is about going back to the food that our ancient ancestors ate by adopting a grain-free, dairy-free Paleo diet. Diane and Liz touch upon various aspects of healthy living like maintaining a low-carb diet, women’s health and general fitness, exercise tips and more. Both Liz and Diane are authors of best-selling books on Paleo diet. Their podcasts everyday are witty, fast-paced and you get to learn something new.

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2. TEDTalks Health

This podcast comes from the makers of TedTalks and covers topics related to health and medicine. The talks are short (18 minutes or less) and delivered by leading authorities in their specific industry.  The subjects range from matters of the mind to physical ailments along with generic topics like growing your own vegetables. Click the picture below to listen to some of the greatest fitness, health and & happiness TED talks!
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3. Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips

For those of you with a busy schedule this may be the perfect podcast for you. The Nutrition Diva (Monica Reinagel) brings you tips to staying healthy through eating right in podcasts that take less than 10-minutes. Topics include lesser-known nutritious food sources, getting rid of holiday flab, or reducing food waste.

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4. Half Size Me

For all those struggling to lose weight, here’s a podcast straight from the horse’s mouth. Host Heather Robertson is a real-life example of someone who swung back to shape and good health by losing 170 pounds. She did this over a period of 5 years by simply choosing to eat better and live better. In her podcasts, Heather talks to other people who have similar stories of incredible weight-loss and discusses steps to a healthy living.

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5. The Jillian Michaels Show

Brought to you from the former trainer in the weight-loss show ‘The Biggest Loser’, this podcast discusses physical health issues in relation to mental health. You get to hear a softer side of Jillian as she talks to experts and friends on various topics like emotional bingeing, parenting, finding love, embracing criticism and more.

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6. Tara Brach

For those of you aspiring to be more in tune with your inner self, here is a podcast that can help you do just that. Hosted by Tara Brach, who has a background in Clinical Psychology, this podcast begins with a 30-minute guided meditation followed by a talk on Buddhist teachings. But it’s not all serious, Brach uses humor and interesting anecdotes to keep the talks lively.

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7. Another Mother Runner Radio 

This one is for all you moms out there who like to run. Another Mother Runner is hosted by bloggers Sara Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell. The conversation between the two is peppy and there is never a dull moment. They talk about upcoming track events, finding time to train, the right workouts, preparing for a race and much more.

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8. Marathon Training Academy

For those of you who have your eyes set on the next marathon, this podcast is full of helpful tips and techniques. Brought to you by Angie and Trevor Spencer, this podcast brings you inspiring marathon stories and interviews with eminent runners. They talk about things like running in hot weather, energy gels to keep you fuelled, managing pain and they even answer questions from listeners.

9. No Meat Athlete 

This one is for you vegetarian runners. Host Matt Frazier and co-host Doug Hay discuss various topics including tips on training for endurance events, how to maintain a healthy vegan diet, being a vegan runner and interviews with several prominent vegan runners. It is a great source of information on managing your form and fitness with a vegan lifestyle.

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10. Bulletproof Radio 

An interview-based podcast run by Dave Asprey where he talks to eminent personalities in the field of medicine, biochemistry, nutrition and even meditation. He discusses tips to reducing weight through diet, and his experiments on self for a bulletproof mind and body.

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Do you listen to any fantastic health and fitness podcasts? Share with us your favorites and why!

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