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August 7, 2015

Podcast spotlight: Five of the best health and fitness podcasts available on Windows Phone

Get in shape, eat better, and live longer by listening to these audio podcasts that are freely available for your Lumia.


Getting in the mood to exercise or eat healthily can be tough. Motivate yourself to get fit (and stay fit) by listening to podcasts on your Lumia designed to give you the best possible tips on improving your diet and working your body.

In previous installments of Podcast Spotlight, we named our picks for the best comedy podcasts, best news podcasts, best technology podcasts, and best business podcasts. Now we’re getting physical by checking out the category of health and fitness.

Ben Greenfield Fitness: Fitness, Fat Loss, and Performance Advice
BODY_BenGreenfieldFat-loss coach, nutritionist, and Ironman triathlete Ben Greenfield delivers advice on almost every aspect of fitness in this bi-weekly podcast.

Recent episodes have covered such topics as the vegan-paleo debate, the underground world of supplements, and cross-country running tips.

Bulletproof Radio
BulletproofRadioStarted as a single-minded crusade to upgrade the human body using technology, Bulletproof Radio is led by high-tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey. Dave and his guests tell you everything you need to know to hack your mind, body, and life in this bi-weekly podcast.

Recent episodes have explored topics such as the benefits of bone broth, isometric exercise, and intermittent fasting.

The Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous
BODY_Nutrition-DivaThis short (around eight minutes) weekly podcast packs a lot of information into its bite-sized running time. The Nutrition Diva (Monica Reinagel) serves up simple ways to eat and feel better.

Recent topics have included nutrition tips for headache prevention, how to avoid summer weight gain in kids, and the benefits of bee pollen.

BODY_FoundMyFitnessHost Dr. Rhonda Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science, which she uses to explain health-related information in a way that the general public can easily understand. Her podcasts can appear sporadically—sometimes monthly, sometimes weekly—but they’re always helpful and engaging.

Recent topics have included the consequences of sleep loss, how sauna use can boost longevity, and the most popular questions about vitamin D.

Marathon Training Academy
BODY_MarathonTrainingAcademyRunners—even those not training for a marathon—can get motivated listening to the Marathon Training Academy podcast. Host Angie Spencer shares her knowledge and experience as both a marathoner and registered nurse to help you run smarter, feel better, and go the distance.

Recent episodes have addressed the topics of how to beat a motivational slump in your running, issues faced by slower runners, and how to run-walk-run a marathon.

How to listen 

The built-in Podcasts app on your Windows Phone allows you to search and subscribe to the podcasts on this list. Just swipe to the “Get Podcasts” page to add one to your library.

My personal favorite free podcast app is ChannelWize. It seamlessly finds and updates podcasts, and allows you to create playlists based on your listening preferences. It can even suggest other health and fitness podcasts that may interest you!

Do you listen to any podcasts about health and fitness? Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below.