It can be tough to make time for our health and wellbeing, given how busy life can get. In recent months, things have also been really tough, and many of us are struggling with the chaos caused by COVID-19. We’re constantly hearing the term ‘new normal’ in the media, but what does this actually mean and in 2021, is there such a thing as ‘normal’?
With all these questions and concerns floating about, it’s no wonder that we’re turning to new ways to look after ourselves – and podcasts are perfect for a bit of personal TLC.
Podcasts have grown in popularity as it’s possible to tune in on almost any topic, with wellbeing podcasts topping many people’s must-listen-to lists.
Good health and wellbeing are so important, with wellbeing defined as ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy’. It can be hard for us to achieve all three. There are many noticeable benefits of listening to podcasts, so we’ve compiled a list of some of the top podcasts on wellbeing and here are a few of our top picks.
Our favourite wellbeing podcasts
Happy Place – Fearne Cotton
In this podcast, Fearne Cotton talks to some amazing people about their lives – including their loves, losses, and everything in between. Speaking to a variety of people from all walks of life, this podcast receives rave reviews, with listeners calling it honest, raw, and relatable.
If you’re looking for little bursts of happiness, this is definitely a great podcast for you.
Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Feel Better, Live More claims to revolutionise how we eat, sleep, move and relax – aiming to inspire, empower and transform the way we feel. As Dr Chatterjee explains, when we are healthier, we are happier because when we feel better, we do more.
This is a great introduction to podcasts if you haven’t listened to one before, but it’s also perfect for seasoned listeners. A GP for over 16 years, Dr Chatterjee knows his stuff and has expert guests offering their advice too.
Mindful in Minutes
A big part of wellbeing is mindfulness, and Kelly Smith shares simple meditations to help listeners deal with real-life issues such as anxiety, insomnia, and self-esteem. These podcast episodes are short but sweet and are a great option for people looking to improve their wellbeing.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation have a number of informative podcasts available on their website, designed to help with both the physical and mental aspects of wellbeing. There are plenty of short episodes to dive into that you can come back to time and time again.
The team behind Deliciously Ella interview an expert each week. These interviews are on a variety of subjects including sustainability, happiness, and even gut health. There is so much to listen to in terms of wellbeing, and it is easy to see why this podcast is so popular.
These are some of my favourite wellbeing podcasts to listen to when I would like some advice and support. We hope you find them as helpful and informative as we do and remember to take each day as it comes – don’t be tough on yourself, especially during these uncertain times.
P.s if you’re looking for some light relief and a few laughs, the legendary female funny ladies French and Saunders 6-episode podcast series is available for free on Audible. It’s well worth a listen if you’re looking for a bit of escapism as you laugh along with the famously funny duo.
Lauren is a freelance copywriter and content marketer based in Norwich. Mum of two, wife of one (obviously!) and a keen binger of boxsets on Netflix. Lauren has been writing professionally for over 8 years and has written for lots of local businesses as well as national and global brands. She’s written about everything from financial services and insurance to the weird and wonderful.
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