32 of the Best Nutrition, Fitness, Mindfulness, and Health Podcasts

Health Podcasts Fitness Podcasts Nutrition Podcasts Health RoomHealth podcasts are one of my favourite ways to deepen my understanding of the human experience.

That’s one of the main reasons I decided to set up my own show, The HERO Podcast.

One of the big perks of technology is the ability to download an hour long conversation, throw it onto your mp3 player, and listen to some of the brightest, most innovative people on the planet talk about things that you love.

Rich Roll, Justin Goodheart and many others have gotten me through many a long car journey. I sometimes like to stick a good health podcast on whilst I’m stretching in the morning, or when I’m out on a run. Although there are big benefits to switching off and being mindful of your movement, there’s definitely something to be said for learning on the go.

Here’s a collection of my current favourites, all loosely linked to one or more topics under the health umbrella. From healthy eating and movement, to mindfulness and sustainability (and everything else in between).

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32 of the Best Nutrition, Fitness, Mindfulness, and Health Podcasts

In no particular order…

Upgrade Your Eating Habits With These Top Nutrition Podcasts

1. The Rich Roll Podcast

Rich Roll Podcast

Plant-powered ultra-triathlete Rich Roll brings you “the brightest and most forward-thinking, paradigm-busting minds in health, fitness, nutrition, art, entertainment, entrepreneurship & spirituality“.

Rich’s show is a strong contender for my all time favourite health and nutrition podcast. It really has changed my life in so many ways and altered the way I see the world.

Through the art of long form conversation, Rich’s goal is to help you unlock, uncover and unleash your best, most authentic self. And he does a great job of it. 

Peace… Plants…

Top pick: The Spirit of Freerunner Timothy Shieff

2. No Meat Athlete Radio

No Meat Athlete RadioAnother one of my favourite nutrition podcasts.

Matt Frazier is the mastermind behind the awesome blog No Meat Athlete. (I published a guest post there a few months ago on transitioning to a plant based diet if you wanna check that out).

Along with his co-host Doug Hay, Matt shares a healthy dose of non-preachy info and inspiration for vegetarian and vegan athletes, as well as a load of great content relating to habit forming.

Top pick: Leo Babauta on Habits, Simplicity, Running & Diet

3. Food For Thought

Food for Thought PodcastAward winning vegan author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau hosts a bi-weekly nutrition podcast all about the plant-based lifestyle.

Each episode addresses common questions and myths with regards to being vegan, including those centred around nutrition, animal rights, environmentalism and more. Colleen comes with a level headed, non-judgemental approach, which is always nice to hear.

Great for herbivores and omnivores alike.

Top pick: Masculinity and Meat: Re-Defining What Makes a “Real Man”

4. Main Street Vegan

Main Street VeganHosted by Victoria Morgan, Main Street Vegan is an hour-long nutrition podcast devoted to “health, well-being, and ways to live lightly and lovingly on planet Earth”.

It’s promoted as a health podcast that shares vegan living ideas for the everyday person, not just the elite or those that can pay.

It’s for anyone who wants to feel great, eat delicious food, reduce their environmental impact, and embark on spiritual growth.

Top pick: Dr.Greger Returns – How Not to Die

5. Realize Yourself

Realize YourselfRealize Yourself is the show from nutritionist and best-selling author Kimberly Snyder. She chats with her good friend Tony about all things healthy – including diet, spirituality, emotional health and empowerment.

I really like how Kimberly delivers her ideas in a kind, non-judgemental approach – it makes for some nice, easy listening.

A great nutrition podcast for anyone who wants to eat healthier and live more mindfully.

Top Pick: Spring Foods

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7. Ben Greenfield Fitness

Ben Greenfield FitnessAnother one of my most listened to. Although I’ve placed it under the fitness category, it’s about way more than that.

Ben is regarded as one of the leading experts in the health and fitness industry, and for good reason.

When I listen to Ben wax poetically about myelin pathways and the efficacy of the latest biohacking tool, I start to feel a little inadequate about my own knowledge with regards to this whole health thing… He knows his stuff, that’s for sure, and he lives it too.

If you’re all about wellness, weight loss, lifestyle design, and testing the limits of human performance, then definitely give it a listen sometime. Entertaining stuff.

Top pick: How To Increase Your VO2 Max Anytime, Anywhere – Without Actually Exercising.

8. MindPump: Raw Fitness Truth

Mind pump fitness podcastI’ve gotta say – I was a little skeptical when I first stumbled upon this one…

There’s a lot of nonsense in the fitness industry, and honestly, from first glance I thought MindPump might be more of the same.

But I could’t have been more wrong…

Sal, Adam, Justin and Doug are a breath of fresh air, dispelling common fitness myths and making you laugh your ass off whilst they’re at it.

As well as providing a plethora of info for anyone looking to live healthily or get in shape, I’ve also found MindPump really useful as a PT in training. The guys have more than 40 years worth of experience in the industry, and are more than happy to share their best tips for becoming a successful fitness professional.

Top pick: 331 – When To Change Up Your Workout, Toxic Friendships, Signs Your Calories Are TOO Low…

9. The Move Smart Podcast

Move Smart PodcastOne of my favourite movement and fitness podcasts. I’ve learned so much over the past few month from this guy. He’s helped me re-evaluate my relationship with movement, and I’ve become much more in tune with my body.

Justin Goodheart converses with some of the most influential thought leaders in the industry, providing world-class tips on movement, mobility, parkour, martial arts, nutrition, mindfulness, and everything in between.

The podcast slogan is:

“Be healthy to be strong, be strong to be useful, and live long to maximize that usefulness. Because the longer and stronger you are able to pursue your higher purpose, the better every single person on the planet will become”.

Cheers to that.

Top pick: Kit Laughlin: “The human body is the ultimate adaptation machine”

9. Zen and the Art of Triathlon

Zen and the Art of TriathlonHosted by ultra-endurance athlete and coach Brett Blankner, Zen and the Art of Triathlon is a triathlete’s view on training, racing, recovery, and living the multisport life.

It’s one of the most popular fitness podcasts on iTunes, and is all about helping you to incorporate the principles of Zen to your life via triathlon and endurance training.

Whether you’re just looking to become a casual weekend-warrior triathlete or qualify for the Kona World Championships, it really is a must listen.

Top pick: Rich Roll and John Hirsch 

10. Fitness Skills by GMB

Fitness Skills GMBRyan Hurst and Andy Fossett from GMB Fitness offer insights on using calisthenics and bodyweight exercise skills to help you unlock your movement potential.

Along with The Move Smart Podcast, it’s had a massive impact on my movement and mobility practice over the past few months. Some really interesting discussions and great interviews with some of the leaders in the fitness and movement community. They’re also just really funny guys.

Great for anyone who wants to really delve into the details of movement and fitness and form a good gymnastics base.

Top pick: Animal Movements

11. Take it Uneasy

Take it UneasyTake it Uneasy is a health and fitness podcast that hosts a wide range of elite athletes, movement practitioners, martial artists, and academics.

They dive deep into the topics of movement, mindset, learning, and challenging yourself both on and off the mat.

It’s definitely a great listen for any grapplers or martial artist, and anyone who just wants to learn how to move a bit better.

Top pick: Rafe Kelley on Parkour, Nature, Play and Evolution

12. The Primal Blueprint

Primal BlueprintMark Sisson’s Primal Blueprint health podcast is about helping you become “healthy, strong, fit, happy and productive with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice as possible”.

Some great guests, and great info.

But hey, isn’t Mark a paleo guy, and don’t you promote a plant based diet

Sure, but I agree with Mark a lot more than I disagree. And if we decided to completely disregard people based on one slight difference in opinion, then we wouldn’t really get anywhere or learn anything. So there!

Top pick: Dr. Kelly Starrett on Mobility and Running

13. Katy Says

katy says fitness podcastKaty Bowman might feel a tad offended with her show being categorized as a fitness podcast, but she has a good sense of humour so I’m guessing she’d just roll with it….

Much more than a simple fitness buff, Katy’s a best selling author, biomechanist, and connoisseur of natural movement.

One her podcast she provides light-hearted discussions on body mechanics and movement nutrition, showing how movement can so often be the solution to the modern ailments we all experience.

Top pick: Episode 43: Movement Mailbag

14. Obstacle Dominator

Obstacle dominatorIf you’re an experienced obstacle racer or perhaps just a little curious about taking part in your first Tough Mudder or Spartan Race, you might wanna give Obstacle Dominator a listen.

Experienced pros Hunter McIntyre and Ben Greenfield answer your questions and give you all a whole load of training, nutrition, recovery and racing tips to help you get the most out of your next extreme adventure run.

Great stuff, and one of the most entertaining fitness podcasts you’ll stumble upon.

Top pick: Hobie Call’s Secret Sauce Workouts, Training for the Survival Course, Fast Recovery and More

15. Barbell Shrugged

Barbell Shrugged Fitness PodcastsOne of my favourite fitness podcasts out there today.

Whether you’re into Crossfit, gymnastic, mobility or simply becoming a more well-rounded human being, twice a week the Barbell Shrugged guys bring you some of the most influential minds in the business.

Episodes are also recorded and available in video format, which makes a nice added twist.

Top pick: Improving Gymnastics Skills in CrossFit w/ Coach Christopher Sommer

16. The Industrial Strength Show

Industrial Strength Fitness PodcastsJoe Defranco is one of the leading coaches in the world of strength and conditioning, working with athletes all around the world, from the NFL and NBA, to the UFC and Olympians.

As well as running the world-renowned DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Training Academy, Joe also hosts the Industrial Strength Show, where he shares his top training and performance tips on a weekly basis.

If you’re looking to become a better athlete, it’s well worth checking out.

Top pick: Triple H Talks Low Carb Dieting, Gym Lessons and More 

17. Trail Runner Nation

Trail Runner NationTrail Runner Nation is all about sharing knowledge and advice to the trail running community, as they say – “from beginners to the pros”.

They offer a range of tips on race nutrition, recovery, pacing strategy, and mental focus, bringing you some of the top trail running athletes, coaches and members of the community.

I’ve only just started listening to this one, but I’m enjoying it so far and have taken away quite a few useful tips already (particularly with regards to running cadence).

Top pick: The Ultra Mindset with Travis Macy

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18. Radio Headspace

Radio HeadspaceIt’s no secret that I’m a fan of using a good guided meditation to start the day. It really has helped reduce my stress levels, increase my productivity, and improve my general happiness.

One of my favourites is Headspace, the app created by Rich Pierson and former monk/circus performer Andy Puddicombe. As well as an awesome app, Headspace recently added a mindfulness podcast, hosted by TV presenter and Headspace content producer Georgie Okell.

As you’d expect, it’s all about living a little more mindfully in the modern world. And it’s great.

Top pick: Episode 17 – Recovery 

19. The 5am Miracle

5am Hosted by blogger (and raw vegan) Jeff Sanders, the 5 AM Miracle is a weekly health podcast “dedicated to dominating your day before breakfast”.

You can check out my interview with Jeff here. 

The goal of the show is to “help you bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy”. Sounds pretty cool right?

Jeff provides some really great content and chats to some fascinating guests.

 

Top pick: How to Live to 100 – The Power of Persistence

20. Tara Brach Podcast

Tara Brach meditation podcastTara is a teacher of meditation, emotional healing and spiritual healing.

On her podcast she shares free guided meditations and weekly talks on Buddhist teachings and practices.

Well worth a listen if you’re looking to cut your stress levels and live more mindfully – and aren;t we all to some extent?

Top pick: Embodied Awareness – Embracing Unlived Life – Part 1

21. 10 PERCENT Happier With Dan Harris

10 percent mindful podcastI first stumbled upon Dan Harris and his story when he appeared on Rich Roll’s show.

In his new podcast, Dan takes listeners on a weekly ride from the “outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news”. It’s a great introduction to mindfulness for the everyman.

A fascinating listen.

Top pick: Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

22. The Minimalists

minimalist minfulness podcastA minimalist life is often a simpler, more fulfilling one.

On the Minimalists Podcast, best friends Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus discuss living a meaningful life with less stuff.

It’s all about cutting away the fat and figuring out what truly matters in life.

As well as giving the podcast a listen, for more info on everything minimalist, why not check out our in-depth guide to getting started with a minimalist lifestyle?

Top Pick: 007 – Stuff

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23. The Joe Rogan Experience

The Joe Rogan ExperienceJoe’s podcast was actually the first one I ever listened to.

I remember dialling in to his conversation with notorious MMA villain Chael Sonnen whilst on the train home from uni a few summer’s ago, and I was hooked straight away.

The stand up comedian and UFC colour commentator goes deep with a wide range of guests, many of which come from the health and wellness world. Others are just plain old entertaining.

Definitely worth checking out.

Top pick: Big Wall Free Solo Climber Alex Honnold

24. ReWild Yourself

ReWild YourselfReWild Yourself has a slightly different feel to it than some of the other health and fitness podcasts I’ve already mentioned. It’s all about “helping you transcend human domestication, allowing you to uncover your true potential”.

Daniel Vitalis brings in a wide range of interesting guests with the aim of helping you reconnect with that wild, sovereign nature that’s lying deep within.

If you’ve ever felt like the way we live in the modern world isn’t natural and you’re looking for ways to break free, it’s definitely worth a listen.

Top pick: Ben Greenfield on Parenting, Stress Reduction Strategies, and Optimising Your Human Habitat

25. London Real

London RealHosted by former investment banker Brian Rose, London Real is a weekly lifestyle podcast that brings you an inside look into the lives of some of the most successful people on the planet. From freerunners and athletes to scientists and CEO’s.

Through fascinating conversations, it’s all about showing you how you can take your health, wealth, and relationships to the next level.

Professionally shot video recordings are also available, if that floats your boat.

Top pick: Ido Portal – Just Move 

26. The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss ShowYou’ve almost definitely heard of Tim Ferriss.

The blogger, self-experimenter and bestselling author is most well known for his books The Four Hour Workweek and The Four Hour Body.

In addition, his podcast is one of the most listened to on iTunes, and often tops the business category listing (although it’s about much much more than that).

In his own words, on the show Tim “deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc) to extract the tactics and tricks you can use”.

And he does a damn good job of it.

Top pick: Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength

27. The Unbeatable Mind Podcast

Unbreakable Mind PodcastEx Navy SEAL Commander and creator of the Seal Fit system Mark Divine brings a variety of guests to explore the “5 mountain training path” of developing your Mental, Physical, Emotional, Intuitive, and Heart self.

His podcast is all about challenging yourself, and forming daily practices that elevate you and help you become a stronger version of yourself.

Entertaining, informative, and hard hitting.

Top pick: Change your breathing, Change your life – Dan Brule

28. Off Camera

Off CameraOff Camera is a website, magazine, TV show, and podcast all rolled into one.

Hosted by multitalented photographer and director Sam Jones, the show brings you long form conversations with some of the world’s greatest. Leading artists, actors, musicians, directors, skateboarders, photographers, writers and everyone in between.

Strictly speaking, Off Camera may not be a health podcast. But learning lessons from some of the most successful people in the world can no doubt help you become a little healthier, and unlock your potential.

Top pick: Episode 6 – Tony Hawk

29. Spartan Up!

Spartan Up Joe Desena is the mastermind behind the infamous Spartan Race, and also a New York Times best-selling author.

On Spartan Up, Joe travels around the world conversing with other authors, academics, elite athletes, adventurers, CEOs of innovative companies, and some of the most influential thought leaders on the planet today.

The goal is to shift your thinking, make you laugh, and give you the tools you need to bring about positive changes into your life, and uncover the secrets to success.

Top pick: Richard Branson Shares His Secrets to Success

30. Warrior Mind Podcast

Warrior MindGreg Swanson’s Warrior Mind podcast is aimed at helping you to take back control of your mind, your thoughts and your personal destiny.

It’s about breaking through any plateaus and self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back. About developing that mental strength and bulletproof mindset needed for personal success in any area of your life, be it business, relationships or sport.

Whether you’re an aspiring athlete or someone who’s just looking to be a bit better, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Top pick: Lifelong Learning

31. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

Lewis HowesFormer pro footballer, world record holder, popular blogger and author Lewis Howes hosts The School of Greatness, a lifestyle podcast that focusses on the stuff that makes people great.

The goal of the show is to “share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet”. Lots of good stuff on personal development, productivity, and general healthy habit forming.

I’ve only tuned in to a couple of episodes, but it’s been really good so far!

Top pick: Create Powerful Habits That Make You Happy with Gretchen Rubin

32. Ted Talks Health

ted health podcastFor those times when you wanna get a little nerdy…

The Ted Health Podcast brings you talks from some of the top doctors and researchers around the world, who share their latest findings in health, fitness and medicine.

All in video format, so listening on the move is more of a struggle. But it’s definitely worth checking out if you wanna keep up to date with the latest wellness breakthroughs.

Top pick: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy? | Rebecca Onie

Are there any other fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and health podcasts that you’d add to the list?

Let me know in the comments section below!

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones is a mover, blogger and wellness enthusiast. He spends his time exploring and sharing ideas in mindful movement, healthy living and adventure.

21 Responses to “32 of the Best Nutrition, Fitness, Mindfulness, and Health Podcasts

  • Great roundup! So many of these I don’t listen to (I haven’t got a very big list so far!) will check many of them out. P.s i’m having a browse round your site now that Sue @ Thrive linked us up 🙂

    • Thanks Jo!

      Move Smart is my favourite at the moment, so I definitely recommend that one 🙂

      Loving your recipes, they look amazing! Will definitely be giving some of them a try over the next few weeks.

    • Cheers Josh. I was thinking of doing a reboot of the list so will check that one out when I get round to it!

  • You NEED to check out my fitness/comedy podcast MINDPUMP. We aim to dispell common muscle building and fat buring myths and we are VERY real and raw. We have been called the Howard Stern of fitness.

  • The Model Health Show – Shaun Stephenson
    Great science based health & fitness

  • I heard The Anxiety Guy Podcast is pretty amazing as well 😉 Honestly this is a great list of podcasts that I personally listen to daily. Thanks for making this amazing list.

  • I’m a huge fan of Barbell Shrugged those guys are awesome, funny, and very knowledgeable in their field. I’ll have to check out some of the others on your list too! I’ve been wanting to start my own for some time now, and I’m thinking now is a perfect time!

    • Yeah it’s such a great source!

      Go for it man! No time like the present.

      I’m about to do the same for the New Year. HERO Podcast, coming soon 🙂

  • One Radio Network – interviews with many leading edge health specialists and more.

  • You forgot Dolls & Doughnuts. : P

  • Hi Luke:
    Thank you for your list of great health podcasts.

    Most of your suggestions are very action-oriented, but when it comes to fitness and nutrition, pure willpower and strength doesn’t always cut it. There is a huge segment of the diet and weight loss audience that simply can’t muster up the gumption to work out at the gym or go for a 5 mile run. They can’t follow through on the amazing nutritional counsel they’ve paid good money for.

    I’m talking about the emotional eaters of the world. They are the ones who have paid millions of dollars for nutrition and fitness help, but never get results because their magnetic attraction to food–the unhealthiest foods in astonishing amounts–sabotages their progress every time.
    I was one of these people, I was not only an emotional eater, but a food addict, as well. Once I started overeating, I couldn’t stop. I was 50 pounds overweight and I felt hopeless of every getting off the merry-go-round.
    Close to 30 years ago I found a solution and I have been working with others with food and weight issues ever since. I have recently started hosting the Heal Your Hunger Show, where I show people how to get to the heart of why they overeat and how to stop. Because emotional eating is truly the crux of the problem. There are over 220,000 books on fitness on Amazon, yet when people sabotage their diet, no amount of exercise can fix them.
    I’d love for you to take a listen. My approach is all about emotional healing, and changing the lifestyle choices emotional eaters make, not to mention evaluating and healing the personality traits that are unique to emotional eaters, and which cause our downfall, creating stress and many negative emotions.
    It’s time that we start addressing why we’re compelled to eat when we’re not necessarily hungry, so we can learn to eat to live, instead of live to eat.
    Thanks so much for checking it out.
    All my best,
    Tricia

    • Thanks Tricia, sounds really interesting! I’m a bit swamped at the moment, but will check it out at some point 🙂

  • I love Joe Rogan’s podcast. The health stuff is always bang-on. Mostly, though, it’s just about the amazing guests he gets on. That’s what makes a super podcast.

    • Agree man! Haven’t listened to Joe’s show for a while, but it was the one that got me into podcasts in the first place 🙂

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