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9 Popular Health Podcasts to Listen to Now

Updated on February 28, 2020

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Podcasts are a great way to keep informed and entertained while multi-tasking. You can enjoy them while exercising, commuting, or preparing a meal – some podcasts can even help insomniacs get to sleep.

Not only is it easy to work a podcast into your daily life, but there are so many different topics out there! Even for those of us interested in health, there are niche podcasts about how food affects your DNA, new ways to try meditation, and the popular auditory phenom: ASMR.

With all these choices, where do you begin? We put together the following shortlist of popular health-related podcasts to get you started!

General Health

Science VS 

Science VS provides a scientific take on popular health hot topics like coronavirus, essential oils, and emotional support animals. This podcast’s mission is to find out what’s fact and what’s not so that you can form an educated opinion.

TedTalks Health

The TEDTalks Health podcast is a curated selection of the best health-related talks from TED conference, TEDx events, and partner events. Doctors and researchers share cutting-edge discoveries about things like vaccinating vampire bats and how tattoos can help you stay healthy.

Nutrition

The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips

The Nutrition Diva is certified nutritionist Monica Reinagel., M.S., LD/N, CNS. These short episodes offer “sane, scientific” dietary advice on subjects like intermittent fasting, Soylent, and probiotics.

The Doctor’s Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.

Dr. Mark Hyman is a leader in functional medicine (food as medicine) space. This podcast takes a deep dive into health, wellness, and food policy. 

Fitness

Move Your DNA

Katy Bowman is a biomechanist who believes that our society has become too sedentary and that people need to move more. This podcast has a range of subjects like breathing, the power of gardening, and better sleep habits. One episode guides you through a 5-mile walk while discussing bone mechanics. 

Mind/Body Mental Health

10% Happier with Dan Harris

After suffering a panic attack on Good Morning America, ABC news anchor Dan Harris turned to meditation. In this podcast, he converses with everyone from the Dalai Lama to RuPaul. If you’ve ever been curious about learning more about meditation, this is a great resource. 

Sleep

Many Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, which is critical for good health. Listening to something as you sleep can help drown out sounds from the outside world and stop your mind from racing. 

Here are three podcasts that can help you win the battle with insomnia: 

Sleep with me 

These mildly entertaining and bizarre bedtime stories help you take your mind off of whatever is keeping you awake. Read by Drew Ackerman in a soothing, gravelly voice, they get progressively dull as you listen to help put you to sleep. 

Get Sleepy

 Soothing stories that combine relaxing music, mindfulness techniques, and ASMR triggers to help you relax and fall asleep.

Sleepy

Otis Gray reads classic bedtime stories in a calm, deep voice.

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