Just like those so-called “health” magazines in the grocery checkout line, it’s hard to find good podcasts that base their information on solid science and not just the latest fad. Sometimes it can be hard to determine what’s factual and evidence-based vs. what’s pseudoscience nonsense pushing harmful ideas on their listeners. If that’s the case for you, I have a few suggestions you might like.
1. Healthy Habits Happy Moms
Healthy Habits Happy Moms is an amazing community of moms who are fed up with today’s diet and fitness fads. HHHM Radio presents incredibly level-headed advice from the group’s founders, from self-care tips to breaking the dieting cycle. It’s very new still, but it’s a great, great show.
2. The FitCast
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Kevin Larrabee created The FitCast Podcast after looking for a decent fitness and nutrition podcast and coming up empty. He interviews a lot of really great names in the diet and fitness industry and presents a lot of science-based information.
3. Nasty Women Radio
This isn’t an exclusively health-based podcast but a lot of it applies to women’s health. And I love it. No subject is off limits as Neghar Fonooni and Erin Brown delve into topics such as sexuality, periods, domestic violence, reproductive justice, self-care and witchcraft. They identify as intersectional feminists, always looking to evolve in their own understandings and perspective. Some adult content. Link here.
4. Dieticians Unplugged
Join Aaron Flores and Glenys Oyston as they explore the idea of health and wellness from a new perspective. Each episode aims to help you improve your health, body image and fitness without obsessing on the scale or counting calories. They support movments such as Health at Every Size®, Intuitive Eating, and body positivity and want to help you build the confidence to ditch the scale, and embrace your health without shaming your body. Link here.
Untangle is a meditation podcast from Meditation Studio. They introduce you to real people with extraordinary stories, along with experts who have devoted their lives to helping others through meditation. New episodes every Tuesday.
6. Purposeful Strength
Sarah Polacco features empowering individuals in the fitness industry. I’ve really enjoyed it so far. Link.
7. Lift Like a Girl
Nia Shanks is one of my role models. I love her approach to diet and fitness, and her podcast as well as her blog are packed full of helpful information for people who want to build better, healthier habits. Link.
8. Start Cooking
If you want to start becoming a better cook and therefore creating better, balanced meals, check out this podcast. You’ll learn how to make quick and tasty meals, plus learn the basic cooking skills you’ll need. Many more episodes are available through their Start Cooking video feed, go to startcooking.com for details.
9. Reclaiming You by Sarah Vance
Sarah Vance addresses today’s issues on body image, health, and diet culture in her new podcast. She encourages us all to take up space and end body hate. I truly love her message.
10. Body Kindness
In this podcast, Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN, talks to people from all walks of life about their journey to a better wellbeing. From food to family to sex, you never know what will come up in an episode.