This Goodness-approved edit of podcasts revolves around programs that promote health and wellness, each aiming to put mindfulness at the center of your workout routine. When you’re ready to tackle a ten-kilometer jog on the treadmill, a difficult StairMaster session, or a morning of marathon training, turn to one of these enriching podcasts to remind yourself of why you’re at the gym in the first place.
If you’re looking for the best way to listen to podcasts during your workout, we highly recommend the Overcast app, available on iTunes.
Bring wholeness to your workout routine by indulging in a fitness-oriented podcast called ‘Katy Says’. Host Katy Bowman emphasizes a holistic approach to exercise and may even share some valuable insights that you can apply immediately. Essentially, she advocates the type of body movements that humans used to do before desk jobs and stagnant lifestyles became the norm. Where to begin? The ‘Natural Movement’ episode lays out Bowman’s fitness philosophies in clear and incisive terms.
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) launched in 1984 and quickly became one of the most inspirational and educational forums for speakers and pioneers across the world. Now, TEDTalks has branched out into multiple channels, including podcasts, and its ‘TEDTalks Health’ podcast is our favorite. Stay up to date with the rapidly changing world of health and fitness, with topics that cover everything from vaccines and digestive health to meditation and mental illness. For all your important health- and fitness-related questions, check out this huge list of subjects covered by TEDTalks Health.
Whether you use your gym time to zone out on the StairMaster or prefer to perform your workout in the great outdoors, you’ll love the calm and gentle spirit of ‘Out There’. This meditative podcast is concerned with all things nature. The best episodes, however, are the ones that highlight the relationships that are forged between people undergoing strenuous outdoor activities together. For instance, we love the episode in which Houston-based reporter Laura Isensee works on her relationship with her boyfriend by undertaking a 180-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin with him.