I am a big fan of podcasts. I mainly listen to them when I am walking home from work and when I go out for a walk in the evening after dinner. While I am fond of listening to a variety of different topics and speakers, there are a few podcasts that I will return to again and again.
The top five of the moment for me are:
Girls with Goals by Her
Presented by Niamh Maher, Girls with Goals is making a big name for itself as each week brings another awesome story about awesome women.
My favourite episodes to date have been episode #70 (The Nurses and Midwives Share their Story) and a bonus feature on the “hockey legends” that are the Irish Women’s Hockey Team. Each episode is between 30-60 minutes meaning you can always find one to fit the length of time you have available.
The Real Health Podcast by Karl Henry
Each week Karl releases a new episode in which the listener is provided with practical, no-nonsense tips on improving health and keeping well. At the end of each podcast, you are guaranteed to take out your earphones with a health-focused “to do” list. Thanks Karl.
One evening, all I needed for running motivation was to listen to Karl’s top running tips. Off I went on a 34 minute run, not a bother. Never underestimate what you can you do, even if you mind is telling you that you can’t (I regularly convince myself that I’m not fit enough, awake enough, happy enough to go running).
My favourite episode to date has to be that in which Karl interviewed Psychologist Allison Keating to discuss the seven relationships in our lives that can define our whole lives. This episode was aired on 28th September 2018.
Letters from a Hopeful Creative by Sara Tasker and Jen Carrington
In each episode, Sara and Jen share a letter from a “hopeful creative” who is looking for advice and guidance. The topic is often business-orientated including topics such as motivation, comparison and goal-setting.
My favourite episode to date was aired on 5th August 2018 when a hopeful creative sought advise on turning their blog into a business. This one really resonated with me as I run my blog as a hobby but it got me thinking about how I could make it more than just that. Watch this space.
Fit and Fearless by Tally, Zanna and Vic aka The Girl Gains
These three ladies speak to the listener about all things fitness-related including body confidence and mental health, the different types of exercises that are out there and the dreaded “testosterzone” in the gym. In each episode you can expect the girls to bust some of the crazy myths that are circulating in relation to health and fitness.
My favourite episode from the girls was aired on the 6th September 2018. They interviewed Dr Megan Rossie to discuss gut health and what we can do to keep our tummies happy.
The Food Medic by Dr Hazel Wallace
Hazel is a medical doctor as well as a blogger, personal trainer and writer. In each episode, Hazel interviews experts in their field, discussing important topics such as gut health with Dr Megan Rossie (yes you may have noticed I enjoy this topic), gynae health with Gynae Geek and stress with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee.
My favourite episode was aired on 25th June 2018 when Hazel interviewed a geneticist to discuss the role our genes have when it comes to obesity. Is it nature, nurture or a combination of both?