There are so many podcasts around (you name it, there is a podcast on it) and they are great to listen to while exercising, commuting or on the go. We have been known to listen to them while cleaning the house 😀. In fact, there are so many podcasts that it can be overwhelming to find one that you actually want to listen to. Wading through the mud to find that golden podcast nugget can feel daunting. So we thought we would try and help by recommending a few of our favs.
Below are 10 of our top podcasts (in no particular order). The recommendations come from our Technique team, and even some clients. These cover a range of health, fitness and wellness related subjects. Enjoy!
1. Physio Edge
Inspiring interviews with leading Physiotherapists, discussing real life assessment and treatment, clinical issues and ways to give you an edge in your Physiotherapy clinical practice.
Episode Suggestion: #94 Strength training & treating Knee osteoarthritis, with Dr Claire Minshull
Have you ever wanted to improve your patients strength, but weren’t sure about the best way to go about it? What exercises should you use? How many sets, reps and sessions per week should you ask your patients to complete? Strength levels often start to decline with pain or after an injury, from neuromuscular inhibition, swelling, inflammation or joint laxity (Hopkins & Ingersoll, 2000; Rice & McNair, 2010). Unfortunately strength doesn’t always return as quickly as it disappears, and neuromuscular inhibition can carry on (Roy et al, 2017).
A nutrition suggestion
Food For Thought is brought to you by Rhiannon Lambert, the UK’s leading Nutritionist, founder of private Harley Street clinic Rhitrition and bestselling author of Re-Nourish, A Simple Way to Eat Well. On a mission to simplify wellness, Rhiannon’s Food For Thought podcast will equip you with all the evidence-based advice you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. She is joined by special guests, all of whom can be considered experts in the world of wellbeing, so that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest versions of ourselves with trusted, expert advice.
Episode Suggestion: How to Fuel Fitness
We should all aim to eat a healthy, varied diet which matches our energy needs, and having worked with Olympic athletes, I have witnessed the complexities of performing at such a high level where getting their nutrition right is absolutely crucial. People often ask what they can learn from these phenomenal people. So, joining me to discuss if there is really anything we can do to enhance our own performance is James Collins, an elite sports nutritionist to some of the highest performing people on the planet.
By runners, for runners – Marathon Talk is a weekly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Tom Williams discuss interesting and topical issues from the world of marathon running and along with regular guest interviews provide all the inspiration, motivation and knowledge you need to achieve your goals.
Episode Suggestion: Episode 483 – Martin at the Science Museum
In this episode Marathon Talk brings you all the audio from the Science Museum event that Martin Yelling hosted with Jo Pavey (26.30 mins), and a short Training Talk where Tom and Holly reflect on learnings from their own marathon experiences. Also talking about Tom setting up Park Run in Japan.
A wellness suggestion
This podcast is hosted by Fearne Cotton. She hosts a series of interviews with celebrities, discussing their mental wellness, past struggles and how they have dealt with and overcome these difficulties in their lives.
Many of the subjects covered are extremely relatable to the everyday person. Regardless of the perceived ‘glamour’ life of a celebrity, they are just a regular person trying to get through the hardships of life.
It’s hard enough speaking in public about your mental health – so how is it to be the figurehead?
Stephen Fry speaks to Fearne about his work as president of the charity Mind, and the issues he is forced to confront when speaking to others about their own problems. Along the way we hear how Stephen likes to unwind, his new life as a vegetarian, and the many, many wonderful turns of phrase that makes spending time with Stephen such a lovely experience.
* Please note, there is some colourful language used in this podcast 😀*
James Haskell and Alex Payne do their best to discuss anything but rugby. Always an entertaining chat between the hosts and their guests.
Episode Suggestion: The one on World Cup preparations
James Haskell and Mike Tindall reveal to Alex Payne how you prepare for a World Cup and Hask discusses his time in Japan including a struggle to find protein, Japanese showers and his unusual legacy.
Health and Fitness suggestion
This podcast is hosted by the Girl Gains, Vicky, Zanna & Tally. They talk about a variety of subjects ranging from diet to the stigmatisms of weight training (getting in the ‘testoerzone’) with a host of special guests. Opening up their own stories of how they have got to where they are today, openly discussing eating disorders and struggles to realisations and progress.
Episode suggestion: Size Doesn’t Matter
In this episode Girl Gains are joined by Vicky Fleetwood and Leanne Riley, England Rugby Players. They discuss fitness, training and body confidence.
* Please note, there is some colourful language used in this podcast 😀*
Life style/fitness/wellness suggestion
A podcast hosted by co-founders Aleen Kuperman and Samantha Fishbein, featuring all things wellness, weight loss, mental health and fitness from the no-bullsh*t perspective of real women who understand the struggle. In a world where “wellness” looks perfect on Instagram but feels anything but in real life, this podcast explores the psychological and emotional side of wellbeing as a whole.
They discuss their own experiences with weight loss, which fitness routines are actually attainable for the working ‘betch’, staying healthy while still having fun, and how to handle weekend socialising when your friends are forcing you to binge drink and throw caution to the wind.
Episode suggestion: Why are Millennials obsessed with Wellness
This episode is based around discussing the Millennial era and how the Wellness industry ($4.2 trillion dollar industry) has become so influential, how social media has influence Wellness as well as subjects like spirituality. Touching on the fact millennials have a higher rate of diseases and disorders any other age groups (depression and substance abuse for instance). Also the Millennial work ethic, being called generation lazy and culture changes comparing how it was for generations before to millennials now. Fascinating debates and realities.
Sports Massage teams pick
Ironically the sports massage team have chosen this one 🙃. It is a great podcast that introduces massage therapists to new ideas and interesting issues.
Episode suggestion: “Sports Massage” – an interview with George Kousaleos
In this episode George Kousaleos is interviewed about collaborating with healthcare teams in the sports context. With a number of sub topics, like his work with the Olympic teams in 1996 and 2004. As well as his involvement in XPE sports and working with professional athletes and college athletes hoping to make it to the NFL. He explains his method of including and training massage therapists in the art of working with high performance athletes and how to do that within the context of a healthcare team. Covering common mistakes that massage therapists make as members of a healthcare team.
Each week Dr. Greg Wells breaks down the science of health, human performance and ultimate potential. Engaging leading experts in the fields of sleep, nutrition, movement, and mindset, as well as some of the most exceptional performers across all disciplines, Dr. Greg explores the amplifiers that propel us toward high performance and beyond the obstacles that challenge us. Listen in and learn about 1% gains that can make a massive difference in your life.
Are you ready to sharpen your edge?
#029, Dr. Greg Wells on Sleep, Eat, Move & Think Better Part 1.
Dr. Greg looks into the importance Sleep has on your body, recovery and life.
Mental Health Suggestion from client
Briony hosts intimate conversations about getting well and getting better. With guests from Prince Harry, Fearne Cotton, Steven Fry and a few Spice Girls, every episode is unique and full of wonderful conversations.
Episode Suggestion: Prince Harry
In this half-hour conversation, Briony has a candid insight into the innermost thoughts of a modern young royal. Discussing Heads Together and how they are aiming to change the tide on talking about and looking after mental health, getting the whole country on board, getting over that British stiff upper lip and all opening up.