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Podcasts are wonderful companions when we’re on the move. Whether we’re walking to work, riding the bus, or waiting for a train, a good podcast can really help the time fly by. But aside from that, podcasts can really help us get through a workout.

Not only do they give us something to focus on, but they can inspire us to push ourselves and strive for our goals. So no matter if you’re a runner, a swimmer, and cyclist or a bodybuilder, we’re sure there’s a podcast out there that can help you to stay motivated achieve your goals.

With that said, here are 7 health and fitness podcasts that we think are worthy of any exercise enthusiast’s headphones.

Ali On The Run Show

Host Ali Feller sits down for deep conversations with “inspiring people who lead interesting lives on the run and beyond”. And though running is the running theme that binds Ali and her guests together, this podcast goes far beyond the track to deliver interesting, thoughtful, and inspiring conversations.

Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich 

In this podcast, fitness and weight loss expert Vinnie Tortorich “dispels the widespread mistaken beliefs regarding weight loss and exercise and teaches us how to lose weight, get fit and reclaim our lives”. Covering topics from the effects of sugary drinks and the dangers of steroids to goal-setting and obesity. This one’s a great listen for anyone interested in health and fitness, but also specifically those looking to lose weight.

TED Health

You may already be familiar with a little platform called TED Talks… But did you also know about their podcast? In this informative show, “TED speakers answer questions you never even knew you had, and share ideas you won’t hear anywhere else, all around how we can live healthier lives”. Some of their most recent episodes (at the time of writing) discuss the “mood-boosting power of crying”, how to manage stress, and why it’s ok to forget things.

Marathon Training Academy

If you’re interested in marathons then this podcast is for you. Annie Spencer “shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance”. Whatever your current running level and whatever your goals, Marathon Training Academy is certain to keep you inspired.

 Hurdle Podcast

Host Emily Abbate talks to a range of individuals about their successes and, perhaps more importantly, failures. It’s a wellness-focussed podcast, and is a fantastic place to find inspiration, especially if you’re feeling stuck or lacking motivation.

20 Minute Fitness

We’ll let the description of this podcast speak for itself: “Twenty Minute Fitness brings you the best news and advice on nutrition, health, weight loss and digital health in less than 20 minutes!”

Eat, Move and Live Better

Though an all-round excellent listen, this podcast is brilliant for those more interested in the nutritional aspect of health and wellness. Eat, Move and Live Better dives deep into lots of food-related topics. These include whether dairy is good or bad for you, why it can be difficult to stop overeating, and nutritional strategies that can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In their own words, “the one message we’d like to share is this: You CAN get healthy and fit while still living your life”.

Keep entertained, keep healthy

For more health-, wellbeing-, and fitness-related entertainment, take a look at these 5 great sports documentaries. Or these 7 brilliant books on sport and fitness.