Health on Air: Podcasts You Should Listen This Year

If you’re a fan of podcasts, probably one of the reasons is that they let you multitask. You can be driving and listening to a crime story at the same time. You can be at the gym and laughing at hilarious comedy banters. Along with that first reason, entertainment is truly one of the beauties of podcasts.

More than that, have you ever considered seeking some health insights from them? If not, here is how you can get started.  Tons of podcasts deal with nutrition, mental health, and overall well-being. Listen to these health podcasts to help you live a better, healthier life.

Nutrition Facts Podcast with Dr. Greger

There is plenty of misleading nutrition information on the Internet. Look up “how to lose weight,” and you will be bombed with tons of advice. But how do you know which ones are accurate? Is it intermittent fasting that tells you to fast for some hours per day? Or is it the one that tells you to ditch certain foods?

Dr. Greger helps save people from destructive fad diets. That is by giving evidence-based advice on proper nutrition. He does this in 15 minutes. That’s pretty short, so don’t worry about your schedule if you decide to check it out.  You will gain insight about what to eat, what to avoid, and how to cook your food properly. Dr. Greger’s podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, and Player FM.

The Productive Dentist Podcast

When you think of health, oral health is probably one of the last things that come to mind. This should not be the case. Your teeth are as important as every other organ in your body. You should include dental care in your list of priorities. This is what Dr. Bruce Baird tells the listeners of his podcast. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field. The podcast is mainly targeted at fellow dentists. However, you will surely learn a lot about oral health in the episodes. Listen to them on Spotify, Stitcher, iTunes, and YouTube.

Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth

If you are an avid gym-goer, chances are you have a person you go to for fitness advice. They could be a coach, a friend, or a celebrity. Whether you are this person or a newbie to fitness, try to listen to “Mind Pump.” It is a podcast made by four athletes who had enough of wrong fitness information everywhere. The hosts have 40 years of combined experience in training and fitness. This makes them credible sources of fitness information.

They debunk myths by citing science-backed studies and evidence. The podcast talks about a wide range of fitness-related issues. Learn more about metabolism, eating disorders, weightlifting, and even menstrual cycles and hormones.  You can consider the four hosts Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, and Doug Egge your new fitness buddies. Meet them on Apple Podcast, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik

Have fun and learn at the same time with Jim Kwik on his podcast “Kwik Brain.” In 20 minutes or less, you will learn fun ways and techniques to unlock a new skill or life hack. Do you have a hard time remembering? The podcast has plenty of tips on how you can boost memory and recall. “Kwik Brain” is perfect for lazy people or don’t have much time but want to achieve many things. He can even help you read faster and enhance focus. This podcast aims to help students, entrepreneurs, and educators.

Sleep, creativity, stress, and even love are not exempted from the topic roster. Jim Kwik teams up with celebrities, CEOs, doctors, and other professionals to help him discuss things better. You can listen to the “Kwik Brain” on Stitcher and Spotify.

The Overwhelmed Brain

Studies show that increased amounts of stress could affect your immune system. This is why it is essential to relieve yourself from constant stress and anxiety. Paul Colaianni wants to help people do just that through this podcast. Episodes are an hour long. It teaches a way around unresolved issues and failed relationships.

The podcast also talks about negative body image.   Its main aim is to help people with anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. Get a better sense of yourself, strengthen your self-esteem, and achieve emotional intelligence. You can find “The Overwhelmed Brain” on Stitcher and Spotify.

Admit it or not; the advent of technology contributes to the stress and pressure you feel every day. Why not use the same technology to combat that? These health podcasts are proof of what the Internet can make or break. Use it properly and to your advantage. Set aside a few minutes of your day to turn on a podcast. Before you know it, you are well on your way to being healthy, mindful, and stress-free.

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