It’s no secret that after being cooped up in our homes for so long, and waiting patiently for the light at the end of the tunnel, we are all in desperate need of an outlet to motivate our minds for this final push. We’ve already highlighted the best of wellness teas, green living, and workout recovery, but what about the moments when you just need to tune out by yourself?
Wellness podcasts aren’t new to the scene, but they have definitely gained traction thanks to the high demands of quarantine. Whether they center around better eating habits, calming meditations, strengthening your sleep schedule or just offering another voice in the mundane moments of the day-to-day, wellness podcasts are here to stay!
1. Food Psych
Near the end of 2020, the phrase “intuitive eating” –a philosophy that champions listening to your body’s cues about eating and hunger –began bouncing around. The problem was…nobody knew what that meant. With dietitian Christy Harrison’s podcast, Food Psych, she gets down to the nitty gritty of why we should all be honing in on intuitive eating in 2021 and why it’s so heavily linked to a healthier body image, extra self-confidence, and feeling your best. In Christy’s eyes, diet culture will soon be a thing of the past.
Launched in January 2018 by former fitness editor at SELF magazine, Emily Abbate speaks about all things health and fitness alongside some of the world’s most influential people who also experienced their own “hurdles” in life. In each episode, she highlights these journeys and why incorporating wellness practices was a common ground amongst each success story. Her episodes will inspire you to reach your own goals and not stress about the roadblocks that may appear along the way.
3. Nothing Much Happens
Without the proper amount of sleep, no-one can expect themselves to operate at their best. Our brains need the time at night to recharge and reboot, so what if you’re not getting it? Many people struggle with insomnia, and up until recently, there weren’t many ways to shut down your mind and soothe yourself into that blissful calm. Kathryn Nicolai’s podcast, Nothing Much Happens, is all about returning to the serenity of childhood through a bedtime story. Since Nicolai is a yoga and meditation teacher, her stories work to quiet your mind and body while giving you a relaxing image to focus on.