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The best podcasts to keep you inspired this year

by Josh Wakerman on Monday 12 March 2018


There's no doubt that podcasts are a modern-day gift to the time-poor. They're also the gift to the person with an awkward amount of time to spare (you know, if you arrive somewhere 30mins too early).  It's tempting to fill that time with mindless scrolling, but listening to a podcast is a great way to make the most of your time!

Here are some of our favourite health & wellness podcasts that'll inspire you to have a great year. 

Crappy to Happy

Tiff Hall and Cass Dunn
Topics: Diet & Exercise, Happiness,  
Great for: those who want a quick listen and practical advice that you can do right now! 

Tiff Hall, an Australian expert trainer from the Biggest Loser, has teamed up with clinical psychologist, Cass Dunn on this 10 part series, Crappy to Happy.  They focus on covering topics that are often avoided, yet are huge barriers to our personal happiness, topics like self-criticism, perfectionism and self-sabotage.  Tiff and Cass bring no pressure, practical advice on each topic in these real and raw conversations.  

The great part is that they are only 30mins long - perfect for your morning commute!

Some highlights from the series:
Tiffany Hall on managing busyness: 'The healthier you are, the healthier your projects, business, family and communities are.'


The Rich Roll Podcast 

Rich Roll
Topics:  Wellness, personal and professional development 
Great for: if you have a lot of time to listen, and you want in-depth information from experts 

Rich Roll is an endurance athlete and bestselling author of 'Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself'.  Rich Roll's podcasts feature a variety of topics from nutrition and wellness to inspiring personal stories.   Rich Roll has in-depth conversations with medical experts, authors and people who have inspiring stories to tell.  

Each episode is about 1-2 hours long, so if you've got a long commute - this is the one for you!

Some highlights from the series:
Cardiologist Joel Kahn "More produce and less loneliness keep the heart doctor away"

Tim Ferriss on getting started and the importance of simplifying: 'If you start with the complex - the likelihood of quitting is high'

Food Psych

Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN
Topics: Anti-diet, body positivity 
Great for: if you want a boost of encouragement 

Christy Harrison is a Registered dietician nutritionist and intuitive eating counsellor.  Her is series is all about staying as far away from 'striving' and 'control' as possible, and learning how to have a healthy relationship with food.  Each episode is roughly 1-1.5hours, and will leave you deeply encouraged and empowered to build a healthy mindset when it comes to your health and fitness journey.  

Some highlights from the series:
Christy Harrison on striving for being perfectly healthy: 'The more we strive for the attainable ideal (of being perfect) the more that actually slips out of our grasp.'


The Fitness and Lifestyle Podcast

Danny Kennedy 
Topics: Strength and Mobility Training, Nutrition, Fat Loss 
Great for: beginners looking for solid health and fitness advice 

Danny Kennedy, from Danny Kennedy Fitness, is an Australian strength and conditioning coach.  Whether you're a beginner or you'd just like to learn more about strength training, this is a great one for you.  Danny fills each episode with detailed information and advice, giving you all the answers to the most common questions people have when starting out.  Each episode varies from 5 minutes to 30mins, so you can get a quick dose of advice, whenever works for you.  

Highlights from the series:
5 Training mistakes you're making
Body Weight vs Weights training for fat loss and muscle growth

So jump onto one of these podcastson your commute, or the next time you have a moment spare - we reckon you'll be set for the year with these!


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