6 Podcasts to Stay Positive and Healthy

 Podcasts can help you pass the time, lift your spirits and calm you, whether you're chilling at home or
on the go.

We’re living through trying times, so it's important we keep our bodies, spirits, and minds engaged. And podcasts can help us do just that.

The beauty of the podcast is that in addition to entertaining you, most programmes end up teaching us a thing or two about life, happiness, and more.

Of course, people look for different things from their podcasts. But this list is sure to contain at least one option that will resonate with you and your goals, whether you're looking for practical self-care hacks to jumpstart your healing or reignite your internal fire.

Good Life Project

Weekly in-depth interviews with purpose-driven entrepreneurs, thought leaders, world-shakers, and artists explore what it means to live a good life.

What does it mean to live a good life? What’s the role of happiness, work, love, purpose, kindness, friendship, and more? How do status, circumstance, gender, privilege, race, and identity play into the quest to live your best life? These are the questions and topics that are explored every week in conversations with leading voices in art, science, industry, and culture.

Each episode features inspiring individuals from research professor Dr Brené Brown, actor Matthew McConaughey, and Bishop Michael Curry to best-selling author Austin Channing Brown, activist Glennon Doyle, politician Julián Castro, and hundreds of others.

Informative, thought-provoking, and more importantly relatable, ‘Good Life Project’ exists to inspire and empower people to take action in the areas of life that are important to them.

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Happier with Gretchen Rubin

On her popular, award-winning podcast, Gretchen Rubin discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

Listening to an interesting podcast can really make you think and boost your wellbeing. Taking a few minutes to listen to a relaxing podcast can really help you to shut out the rest of the world for a little while — and give you the tools to live a calmer life.

If anyone has the secret to happiness, it’s probably Gretchen Rubin. She’s written two best-selling books on the subject — The Happiness Project and Better Than Before.
This supportive podcast offers practical tips to help you find happiness as well as tackle everyday worries, such as camera-shyness and how often we should visit family. From work and friendships, to productivity and creativity, Rubin uses humour and humility to deliver simple tips that can help you live a happier life.
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Optimal Health Daily

Why bother searching for the best blogs about health and fitness when it can be read to you?

When it comes to health and wellness information, there's no shortage of content, thanks to social media, websites, and news. And even though all the information can seem a bit overwhelming, the good news is you don't have to read it all to stay in the know.

Let this podcast be the accompaniment to your commute, workout, regular routines, or during your downtime, and improve your life, one step at a time. Each episode brings you practical and actionable information about everything from dieting and supplements, to activated charcoal, and exercise. The best part? Each episode is under 15 minutes, with the average running time around eight to 10 minutes.
‘Optimal Health Daily’ is a podcast created for those looking to improve their lives one step at a time. So, have the best content from blogs and other resources read to you. All you have to do is listen and learn. 
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TED Health

 From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, welcome to TED Health, with host Dr Shoshana Ungerleider.

TEDTalks are known for providing big ideas in short timeframes, and the ‘TED Health’ podcast curates some of the best health-related talks from their conferences and events. One episode dives into a fascinating explanation of how cancer cells communicate; another highlights a programme that trains grandmothers in Zimbabwe to treat depression. Each enlightening episode is brimming with ideas to inspire and uplift.

Hosted by Dr Shoshana Ungerleider — a physician, founder, speaker, producer and writer — ‘TED Health’ covers everything including how your memory works, how to deal with the stress of COVID-19, how menopause affects your brain, how to be a better human, and more!
From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, Dr Ungerleider answers questions you never even knew you had, and shares ideas you won't hear anywhere else. Fill your day with inspiration, information, and motivation about how to take better care of your health
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The School of Greatness

The path to greatness starts with ‘The School of Greatness’.

‘The School of Greatness’ is hosted by Lewis Howes, a New York Times best-selling author, athlete, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur. In it, Howes shares inspiring interviews from the most successful people on the planet — world-renowned leaders in business, entertainment, sports, science, health, and literature — to inspire you to unlock your inner greatness and live your best life. Notable guests on ‘The School of Greatness’ include Arianna Huffington, Tony Robbins, Tim Ferriss, and more!

Howes seemingly has an uplifting answer for anything, so this should definitely be on anyone’s list if they’re searching for a mental ‘pick-me-up.’ Plus, if you’re not looking to invest in one of the longer interview episodes, you’ll enjoy the much shorter “5-Minute Friday” episodes, which pack a surprising punch despite their short length.

Whether you’re in a growth slump or just need an extra boost of confidence and inspiration to scale up your life, ‘The School of Greatness’ will give you everything you need, and then some.

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The Science of Success

Explore ways to improve your decision-making, understand your mind and how psychology rules the world around you.

It comes as no surprise that the topic of personal growth tops the list of best motivational podcasts. Striving to become your best self takes time, practice, perseverance, and a whole lot of patience. And what better way to gain inspiration, then tuning in to ‘The Science of Success’.

Science meets psychology in this weekly podcast hosted by Matt Bodnar. Guests on ‘The Science of Success’ range from neuropsychologists and entrepreneurs, to FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) hostage negotiators and mindfulness gurus, who explore proven techniques anyone can use to quickly, and permanently upgrade how they interact with the world around them.

With relevant advice for career and personal betterment, all backed up by science, Bodnar competently highlights nuggets of wisdom, often summarising how to implement them yourself.

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The goal of these podcasts is to get you thinking about your potential for success, and learn ways to become a better version of yourself. Whether you’re listening at home with a cup of tea in hand or enjoying the outdoors with a walk in the park, tune in to one or a few of these to be enlightened and entertained.