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Five Health and Wellness Podcasts You Need to Hear

Gain insight into your mind and body.

A common thread in the daily lives of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models is a focus on health and wellness. All of them work hard to maintain their bodies, and many are open about how they take care of their mental health. For example, SI Swimsuit 2020 cover model Kate Bock teamed up with best-selling author Megan Gallagher last September to launch a YouTube series about mental health and wellness. Meanwhile, Aly Raisman regularly shares her workout and meditation routines to maintain balance. With an eye on wellness, here are five recommended podcasts that cover everything from mind to body.

Unlocking Us

Brene Brown is a powerhouse when it comes to discussing topics like connection and vulnerability. And she brings 20 years' worth of knowledge and insight to her Spotify podcast Unlocking Us. In the episodes, the best-selling author chats with people who challenge, confuse or even disagree with her to gain and share more insight on living a life with purpose. Those guests have included everyone from Melinda Gates to Barack Obama. Plus, she reveals new research on topical subjects like dehumanization and burnout.

Science Vs

It seems like every day some new diets or products promise to cure everything from migraines to weight gain. But do they really work? On Science Vs hosts explore all of these trends and hot topics, revealing the actual science behind them. If you've been wondering if buying organic is worth the cost or if magic mushrooms are really the future, this is the podcast for you.

Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel

The pandemic has put stress on all of us, particularly in our relationships. That's precisely what therapist Esther Perel covers on her podcast Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel. In each episode, she talks with real couples and works through real problems creating an emotionally raw series from which we can all learn. Perel tackles complicated topics like infidelity, open marriages, racism within homes and coming out in unaccepting environments. Even if you don't fall into one of the categories being discussed, you walk away with new insight into relationships in general.

Optimal Health Daily

Most of us don't have time to scour the web for the best health and wellness advice available. Luckily, the Optimal Health Daily podcast does it for you. On each episode, they (WHO IS THEY?) read the best wellness articles on the web today, sharing details on health trends and answering topical questions like, "Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?" In just a few minutes a day, you'll get some of the best health insights from the world's top experts.

Food Psych

Many SI Swimsuit models preach about body inclusivity -- Ashley Graham, Hunter McGready, to name two -- and that’s the basis for dietitian Christy Harrison's podcast Food Psych. She talks about breaking free from traditional diets and finding ways to eat more intuitively on the show. Episodes include guests chatting about their unhealthy eating behaviors, and she provides tips on how to become aware of disordered eating. It's both an empowering and enlightening listen.