Our favourite wellness podcasts for this year

Our favourite wellness podcasts for this year are here. Delve into a variety of topics, including the myths around women’s health, how to practice gratitude, and why the first hour of the day is the most important. Not only do they aim to educate and inform, but they also function as a friendly hand of encouragement to anyone who wants to improve their relationship with themselves.

Our favourite wellness podcasts for this year

Lend us your ears! These wonderful wellness podcasts are bursting with genuinely interesting and helpful tips on how to be the best, healthiest version of yourself. Looking to get your gut health in gear this year? Just want to move more? Or keen to master the art of productivity? We’ve got a podcast to suit you.

Better still, you can listen to them almost anywhere! On the train, cooking a meal, going for a jog – whenever you have a quiet moment to yourself. Listen to personal trainers, nutritionists, therapists, comedians, presenters, chefs, psychiatrists, and many more chat about all things health and wellbeing.

We hope you enjoy listening along, and if you want to take your well-being to the next level next year, then consider our Pilates Holidays in Italy and Spain which offer a mix of relaxation, health, and fitness. Happy listening!


Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Taking health back to basics

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is one of the UK’s most influential GPs, with over 20 years of experience and four best-selling books under his belt. In his own words: “Health has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it”. This podcast debunks common health myths and offers expert advice, with both full-length and bite-sized episodes on offer to easily fit into your life. He talks about the life-changing power of connecting with others, practical strategies to reduce anxiety, and the truth about caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and protein. We’re hooked already…

Listen now: Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

How to Fail by Elizabeth Day

How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

Why failing is crucial to success

A hugely refreshing podcast that celebrates our failures rather than our successes. Each episode sees a new, seemingly ‘successful’, guest discuss what they perceive to be their biggest failures, including what they learned from each one. Think Dawn French on fertility, friendship, and being an anti-perfectionist, and Gillian Anderson on sex, body image, and rebellion. This one’s hosted by author, journalist, and broadcaster Elizabeth Day, who offers an uplifting lens through which to view our darkest moments. A sound choice if you struggle with the idea of failing and failure.

Listen now: How to Fail with Elizabeth Day

The Food Medic

The Food Medic

This podcast addresses all aspects of mental and physical health

Synopsis: Dr. Hazel Wallace – aka The Food Medic – has garnered a large social media following for her ‘real’ approach to health, well-being, and nutrition. More than ‘just’ an influencer though, Hazel is also a doctor, nutritionist, author, and podcast host on The Food Medic. Each season, she invites leaders in their field onto her pod to discuss how we can live our lives in the healthiest way possible. From gut health to hormones, she covers a huge breadth of topics, with something for everyone. There have been 10 seasons so far, with the most recent one discussing issues such as hypnosis, hormones, female friendships, and fertility.

Listen now: The Food Medic

The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast

The Doctor’s Kitchen

Tips, information, and advice on healthy eating

If you’re keen to kick your health into gear in 2024, then we suggest you consult a couple of Dr Rupy Aujla’s episodes first. He’s a fountain of knowledge, charisma, and good vibes, and delves into a whole range of health-related topics, sometimes on his own and sometimes with special guests. For a bit of background, Dr Rupy is an NHS medical doctor who decided to change his life after suffering from a heart condition. After learning more about nutritional medicine, he was able to reverse his symptoms through diet and lifestyle – and has never looked back. Now, he’s passionate about helping others discover the benefits of eating healthily. Tune in to hear him cover the truth about sugar in fruit, five ways to better enjoy carbs, and the benefits of eating with friends.

Listen here: The Doctor’s Kitchen

BBC 4 All in the Mind

All in the Mind

Science-backed information on how our brain works

This fascinating podcast produced by Radio 4 delves into everything you could want to know about how we behave as humans, from what we think and feel to how we behave. It’s hosted by British broadcaster and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond, who’s also the author of a plethora of wellness-focused books, including The Keys to Happiness and The Art of Rest. Every episode is about half an hour long, so they’re great if you’re after something short and sweet to listen to. Expect to delve into all aspects of the mind, with recent episodes covering topics such as exercising before work, suppressing negative thoughts, and the benefits of keeping positive secrets.

Listen here: All in the Mind

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Emotional wellness and finding a purpose

Synopsis: Jay Shetty is the monk-turned-viral-sensation who preaches about the importance of finding purpose. At the tender age of 25, he left an unfulfilling corporate job to live with monks for three years, sleeping on the floor, waking up at 4 am, and meditating for up to eight hours a day. He says that time enabled him to change his thinking and practice gratitude, mindfulness, and how to be positive. Now, he’s a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and host of a hit podcast with guests such as Alicia Keys and Jessica Alba, alongside coaches, doctors, and therapists. Episodes are released twice a week and feature an inspirational or educational story told by a celebrity or expert. Each one offers an achievable approach on how to build a better mindset, from overcoming perfectionist habits to nailing time management skills. Give it a go!

Listen here: On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Power Hour with Adrienne

Power Hour with Adrienne Herbert

Motivating tips on how to improve fitness and overall wellbeing

Synopsis: We’ve all seen the 5 am alarms of so-called ‘successful’ entrepreneurs and influencers on social media. Michelle Obama famously shared that she can rise as early as 4.30 am to get started on her day. But author Adrienne Herbert swears you only need one less hour in bed to help you achieve your goals. In this weekly podcast, Herbert speaks to coaches, innovators, and creatives about their morning routines to decipher which habits can help us lead better lives. If you’ve always wanted to learn a language, write a book, or achieve a fitness goal, Herbert hopes to motivate you to spend one hour a day pursuing your passion.

Listen here: Power Hour with Adrienne Herbert

wellness with Ella

Wellness with Ella

Wellness podcast with diet advice

Since her break-out foodie blog in 2012, which saw Ella Mills (now Woodward) document how a plant-based diet transformed her health, Deliciously Ella has become somewhat synonymous with wellness. Her aptly named podcast Wellness with Ella invites guests such as personal trainer Alice Liveing and psychotherapist Jessica Baum to share their stories of transformation and the practices and habits that helped them get there. There are over 140 episodes covering everything from sleep advice and our relationship with alcohol to intrusive thoughts and women’s health. If you need any more convincing, just read the reviews.

Listen here: Wellness with Ella

Spiraling with Katie Dalebout & Serena Wolf

Spiraling with Katie Dalebout and Serena Wolf

Emotional wellness podcast and dealing with anxiety

We all know how it feels to sweat the small (and not-so-small) stuff. Whether it be a cringe-worthy moment that you just can’t shake off or the feeling that you made the wrong decision at work, there are plenty of everyday things that can cause us to  – well – spiral. In this podcast, friends Katie and Serena have a light-hearted chat about all the things that caused them anxiety that week, from getting older to feeling regret. They offer a friendly message to those struggling with anxiety that they’re not alone, and normalise the act of talking about it.

Listen here:Spiraling with Katie Dalebout and Serena Wolf

Happier with Gretchin Rubin

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

An informative wellness podcast addressing Happiness and the Human Condition

Gretchen Rubin is a law-graduate-turned-author-turned-happiness-expert. In the last ten years, she has amassed a legion of fans, written five New York Times bestseller books, hosted an award-winning podcast, and participated in multiple panel discussions. While her mediums are varied, the topic is always the same: happiness and the human condition. Gretchen is fascinated by what makes people tick and in her podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses the habits that can improve your life, always with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Alongside regular half-hour episodes, of which there are over 400, she also offers snappy two-minute eps sharing uplifting stories that are bound to boost your mood. We love it!

Listen here: Happier with Gretchen Rubin

The Habit Coach

The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor

Creating lasting habits to improve your overall health

One of our favourite wellness podcasts, this insightful entry by Ashdin Doctor explains why motivation alone isn’t always enough to get things done. Instead, he teaches his audience how to create simple habits that can improve their health, sleep, productivity, nutrition, and relationships. Each episode is only five minutes long as well, so there are no excuses not to listen to this one! Enjoy an episode while you’re getting ready in the morning.

Listen here: The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor

Happy Place

Happy Place with Fearne Cotton

Learning to see the bigger picture

In 2017, after decades of growing up on our TV screens presenting everything from Top of the Pops to Comic Relief, Fearne Cotton showed us another of her talents. With the publishing of her book Happy, she set in motion the wheels for what is now one of the biggest brands of its kind in the UK. Her podcast Happy Place sees Fearne talk to a wealth of guests about what happiness means to them, from Matt Lucas to Sir Lenny Henry. It’s been running for over six years and shows no signs of slowing down. Our favourite episodes include Beverley Knight on why getting older is something to be celebrated, and Charlotte Church discussing the importance of connecting with nature.

Listen here: Happy Place with Fearne Cotton


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We hope you enjoyed reading some of our favourite wellness podcasts for this year. If you would like some more information regarding our Pilates holidays please contact us here or call us at +44 (0)131 343 2500. 

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