Health Tips On The Go
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve curated an up-to-date list of women's health & wellness podcasts, perfect for your daily commute and travels. Each show is unique in that expert hosts cover a variety of interesting and engaging topics including mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, exercise, and more. We’re convinced this list has something for everyone (including men), so tune in and learn something new about your health!
Grace & Grit Podcast
Average Episode Length | 30 - 60 minutes
Noteworthy Episodes | The Secret to Sustainable Health Goals, Simple Ways to Become More Consistent with Exercise
Where To Tune In | iTunes, Stitcher, PlayerFM
Grace & Grit: it’s the philosophy that you need both grace and grit to live your healthiest, fullest life.
Hosted by Courtney Townley, a health coach and former professional dancer, this podcast turns the health fairy tale upside down. How? By teaching women listeners to love and respect their bodies, referred to by Townley as "mending the fabric of the female health story."
Listeners can expect Townley to deliver informative and practical tips on a wide-range of health-related topics. She is both funny and honest, and each episode feels like an inspiring conversation with your favorite mentor.
Reviews | “Courtney is so relatable—it's like we're sitting across the table from each other, sharing girl talk over a cup of coffee…Her approach to getting healthy: that there's no quick fix, that working harder doesn't necessarily heed the best results, that our bodies need to be nurtured, moved, and healed in order to become healthy—is exactly what I've been looking for.” - iTunes Review
Beauty Inside Out
Average Episode Length | 20 - 40 minutes
Noteworthy Episodes | Enhance Your Sleep With Dr. Jay & Top 5 Nutrient Deficiencies, Overcoming Your Fears & Healing Cancer With Elissa Goodman
Where To Tune In | iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud
Spirituality, beauty, nutrition, and yoga are a few of the wellness topics covered on the highly-rated podcast, Beauty Inside Out. Hosted by New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder, this podcast encourages women to express their natural, internal beauty. With enlightening interviews from today’s top health and wellness experts, each episode is educational and enlightening. We especially love the Q&A Thursdays—weekly episodes where Snyder answers listener questions. Past questions have included: Is it bad to eat frozen veggies? Are soy meat alternatives bad for you? And, how can I make my hair stronger?
Reviews | “Kimberly is on the cutting edge of health & wellness. I never listened to podcasts until she came out with her own.” - iTunes Review
How To Get Healthy And Get Pregnant
Don’t let the title fool you, this podcast isn’t only for women trying to get pregnant (although it is arguably the best podcast on fertility). How To Get Healthy And Get Pregnant, hosted by the creator of the Practically Fertile™ Methodology, licensed acupuncturist, and (self-proclaimed) expert baby-maker Adrienne Wei, is also for women who want to better understand their body, fertility, menstruation cycles.
Wei explores various topics, including period-related acne, painful menstruation, and foods for fertility, She also shares practical, researched-based advice on how Chinese Medicine can balance our bodies. An informative and empowering podcast that is perfect for women hoping to conceive, as well as women wanting to learn more about their bodies.
Reviews | “I am so happy to have found this podcast! Chinese medicine has helped me so much with menstrual problems in the past and I can’t wait to hear more about how it can help me in my journey to conceive…” - iTunes Review
Women Seeking Wellness
Women Seeking Wellness is a podcast for women seeking to improve wellness and health. Hosted by author, chiropractor, and health & wellness expert Dr. Stephanie Maj, each episode empowers listeners to learn more about their bodies and maintain personal wellness.
The podcast also includes interviews and conversations with women’s health experts on interesting topics such as ear infections, cancer prevention, and yoga for PTSD. At only 20 minutes, each short episode is enlightening and entertaining; it’s the perfect podcast for your daily commute.
Reviews | “Anyone that listens to this podcast will come away with A+ information that will help improve their health and life. Listen to as many episodes as you can.” - iTunes Review
Average Episode Length | 60 - 90 minutes
Noteworthy Episodes | Jen Widerstrom: Health, Habits and Why You Are Enough, Sara Sigmundsdottir On Finding Her Happy Place
Where To Tune In | iTunes, Stitcher, ACast
Hosted by four-time CrossFit Games athlete and medical doctor Julie Foucher, Pursuing Health is for our male and female athlete readers who are curious to learn more about the correlation between intense fitness training and personal well-being. With interviews from the top Crossfit competitors, as well as professional health experts, Foucher shows listeners how physical fitness can support optimal health.
Reviews | “…Julie does such a great job at bridging the gap between fitness and medicine. It’s exciting to be apart of this new definition of health where we are using fitness as a defense against disease/sickness, instead of last resort to fix ourselves.” - iTunes Review
You are how you move, Katy Says.
Hosted by Katy Bowman, a biomechanist and best-selling author, this podcast teach listeners about the importance of nutritious movement and how it impacts overall health.
Are you aware that most of us spend the majority of our day sitting in a car, at a desk, or on the couch? Even the most athletic individuals only spend about 4% of the day in active movement. Using research-based, practical tips, Bowman encourages everyone to “get moving,” so to speak.
Other women’s health-related topics covered include how clothes affect the shape of our bodies, breast health & breast-feeding, and aging. Voted as one of the 19 Best Health & Fitness Podcasts of All Time, you should definitely add this one to your subscription list.
Reviews | “I love how they incorporate learning and doing in the podcast. We learn why movement, stretching, and alignment are important, then we actually DO it! Short and sweet; the perfect podcast to listen to on your morning walk.” - iTunes Review
Average Episode Length | 10 Minutes
Noteworthy Episodes | A Forgotten Ancient Grain That Could Help Africa Prosper, We Can Hack Our Immune Cells To Fight Cancer
Where To Tune In | iTunes, PodBay
While it’s not primarily a female-focused podcast, we wanted to include TedTalks Health on the list of because—well—it’s TedTalks. With short, concise, and inspiring speakers from all over the world, this popular video and audio platform is a wonderful resource for learning more about your health.
Listeners can expect fresh ideas and speakers from all backgrounds. Past episodes cover informative topics such as cancer and Alzheimer’s prevention, mental health, sleep, and the link between racism and physical well-being.
Reviews | “I love Ted talks. They are simply wonderful, interesting, informative and ADDICTIVE! So beware! :)” - iTunes Review