Sometimes an upbeat playlist is just what you need for a tough workout, but other days you need more of a distraction in the form of a friendly voice in your ear. Enter: podcasts. Using your workout time to nourish your mind while you exercise your body means you’ll leave the club feeling productive, refreshed and fulfilled.

Here are some of our favorite podcasts to listen to while running on the treadmill to help you power through (and look forward to!) your next run.

 

 

Try a podcast about health & wellness:

mindbodygreen – Hosted by Jason Wachob, founder & co-CEO of mindbodygreen, this podcast engages in open, honest conversations with the people shaping the world of well-being.

Bulletproof Radio – Learn about biohacking, intermittent fasting, and more! This podcast distills the knowledge of world-class doctors, biochemists, scientists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and mavericks.

 

 

Find motivation from fitness podcasts:

Mind Pump – This podcast calls themselves “The fitness industry's most provocative podcast.” Topics include Spartan vs. CrossFit, how to eat to gain muscle, the best arm workouts, and more.

Trained – Nike’s senior director of performance sits down with athletes, psychologists, researchers, physicians, trainers and other experts to discuss mindset, movement, nutrition, recovery, sleep, and all things holistic fitness.

 

 

Inspiration & Conversation podcasts:

Oprah's Super Soul Conversations – Learn more about the world's top thinkers, teachers and luminaries, one conversation at a time.

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown – “Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.”

The Tim Ferriss Show – often listed as the #1 business podcast on Apple podcasts. Each episode, the host interviews celebrities from different areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to try and find out what makes them successful. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and more.

 

 

Work your mind while you work your body with educational podcasts:

Every Little Thing – This podcast answers the big questions in life, like: Why do we cry? Did cavemen really carry clubs? Can swearing make you stronger?

Sawbones – A comedic look at the strange world of medical history. Learn about the history of bidets, the origins of The Hippocratic Oath, or how long we’ve had death certificates.

SciShow Tangents - Strange and fascinating science facts presented as a lightly competitive knowledge showcase – with lots of silly jokes in between.

 

 

Catch up on today’s headlines with news podcasts:

The Daily – Get up to date on the news in just 20 minutes.

NPR’s Up First - The three biggest stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from NPR News, in just 10 minutes.