Wellness Podcasts To Listen To This Year

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Whether you’re looking for tips on running, how to stay healthy in lockdown, or coping with anxiety, these wellness podcasts are filled with practical and interesting advice.

The Red Room

Barry’s Bootcamp, the US-born studio famed for its gruelling fitness classes, has launched a podcast, titled The Red Room. Hosted by co-founder Sandy Macaskill and head trainer Anya Lahiri, the podcast sees members of the Barry’s community enjoy a relaxed chat about their approach to exercise, wellness and life in general. The series kicks off with NHS doctor Dr Vicki Jenkins, who discusses work on the front line of the Covid-19 crisis. Other guests due to feature include Jools Oliver, Rob Rinder, and Ryan Giggs.

It’s Complicated

Founder of digital wellbeing movement Time To Log Off Tanya Goodin is back for the fourth season of her digital detox podcast series ‘It’s Complicated’, which sees different guests discussing their phone habits and sharing tips for living a more screen-balanced life. Kicking off the season on 28 June – UK Unplugging Day – is Olympic rowing gold medallist Pete Reed, who was paralysed from the chest down after a spinal stroke last year. Other guests include entrepreneur Grace Beverley, YouTube star Jack Edwards and sleep physician Dr Guy Leschziner.

Deliciously Ella


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Do we need a digital detox? What is a healthy gut? Can a morning routine change your life? These are just some of the questions addressed in this inspiring and informative podcast, hosted by husband and wife Ella and Matthew Mills, founders of the Deliciously Ella brand. Topics range from nutrition to friendship to happiness, with previous guests including James Wilks, producer of the best-selling documentary Game Changers, journalist and host of the How To Fail podcast Elizabeth Day, and Buddhist monk and meditation teacher Gelong Thubten. deliciouslyella.com

Open Mind with Frankie Bridge

Singer, presenter and author Frankie Bridge invites guests to share their experiences with mental health in her podcast Open Mind. She also speaks candidly about her own struggles with depression, anxiety and panic attacks, which led to her being hospitalised in 2012. Guests have included Bake Off winner Candice Brown, Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing and Frankie’s close friend and former Saturday’s member Mollie King. Listen here

Happy Place


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Fearne Cotton’s chart-topping podcast sees an impressive line-up of guests discussing life, love and loss in a bid to help listeners find their own happy place. With two decades of interviewing under her belt, Fearne is a master at creating insightful and interesting conversations, and each episode leaves listeners with actionable self-care tips. Guests range from world-famous singers (Ellie Goulding, Gary Barlow and James Bay, to name a few) to founders of inspiring companies, such as Sophie Walker who heads up the Women’s Equality Party. officialfearnecotton.com

Feel Better, Live More


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‘Health has become overcomplicated – I am to simplify it,’ says Dr Rangan Chatterjee, GP, author, and host of the BBC’s Doctor In The House. He brings over 20 years of experience to Feel Better, Live More, a podcast which delves into some of the biggest health issues and questions of our time, helped by industry professionals, doctors and researchers. Past topics have included childhood obesity, friendship, running and brain health, and you can guarantee well-researched, informative content which offers practical advice for listeners, dispelling common health myths along the way. drchatterjee.com

Well Far


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Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, this podcast is filled with helpful tips for runners. Hosted by Women’s Health Digital Editor Amy Hopkinson, Well Far covers everything from running tech to race day nerves, with past interviewees including Olympic athlete Kelly Holmes, journalist Bryony Gordon and fitness guru Alice Liveing. Listen here

Food For Thought


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In her podcast Food For Thought, nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert aims to simplify the world of wellness, answering some of the biggest questions surrounding nutrition, fitness and mental health. In ‘The Truth About Carbs’, for instance, she defends carbohydrates – which are often given a bad rep – with help from Registered Dietitian Hala El-Shafie. She also talks childbirth with Prof. Lucilla Poston, Head of Women & Children’s Health at Kings College London; and delves into mental health with fellow podcast host Fearne Cotton. Listen here

10% Happier with Dan Harris

Newsman Dan Harris turned to meditation after having a panic attack live on Good Morning America. He quickly became a convert, and went on to write a book, create a meditation app, and most recently start a podcast. Instead of leading listeners on guided meditations, here Dan interviews experts and practitioners about everything surrounding meditation: from making habits to self-acceptance to stress. A listen will leave you feeling calm, reflective and motivated. tenpercent.com

The Doctor’s Kitchen


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After being diagnosed with a heart condition while working as a junior doctor, Rupy Aujla decided to look carefully at his diet. He realised there were some big deficiencies – an area which hadn’t been addressed in his medical training – and set out to address them. Not only did this stop the cardiac episodes, it signalled the start of a second career for Dr Rupy, one which focuses on food as medicine. In his podcast The Doctor’s Kitchen he draws on the latest research to offer actionable tips surrounding health and nutrition. Whether you’re looking to eat better for skin, eye health, teeth or inflammation, Dr Rupy has all the knowledge you need. thedoctorskitchen.com

Not Perfect

From building resilience to recovering from heartbreak to how music can change a mood, Poppy Jamie’s podcast Not Perfect explores what it is to be human. Each episode sees Poppy – founder of mental health company and app Happy Not Perfect – discussing real life issues with thought leaders, wellness experts and doctors from all over the world. Poppy talks to Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten about happiness, Dr Neil Stanley about sleeping well, Dr Raj Persaud about the psychology behind seduction, and in a COVID-19 special, delves into the science behind anxiety with Dr Pittman.

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