With the increasing popularity of podcasts these days (according to Ad Age, 57 million Americans listen monthly and those numbers are rising exponentially), we’ve decided to dedicate this week’s blog to the best health and fitness related shows. 

Load up on these nutritious nuggets recommended by our favorite wellness experts on topics ranging from exercise to diet to just plain inspiration—so while you’re navigating frustrating Mount Pleasant and Charleston traffic, chilling on the beach or even getting in a quick workout— you can take in some sage advice from some of the most popular fitness experts in the blogosphere!

The Fitness Guru: The Tim Ferriss Show

According to Men’s Health, “Your first port of call is the world’s biggest health and fitness podcast. Tim Ferriss is a self-styled human guinea pig who tests the latest trends before recommending you the best lifestyle upgrades.”  According to his website, past guests have included Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Popova, Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, and 200+ more.

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Food for Thought: Nutrition Diva’s Quick and Dirty Tips 

According to Quickanddirtytips.com, “Every week Nutrition Diva, Monica Reinagel, serves up simple, painless ways to upgrade your eating habits. Before you know it, you’ll be eating healthier and feeling fabulous!”

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The Funny Guys: Strength & Scotch Podcast 

With a tagline like “A weekly podcast covering everything health and fitness… with a splash of booze…” you know you’re up for a good time with this one.  Men’s Journal puts it this way: “If you prefer your training advice with a side of humor (and alcohol), the Strength & Scotch Podcast might be for you. Hosts Heavey and Grant provide a mix of real-life coaching experience with a desire to get to the bottom of popular diets and training trends. This podcast doesn’t focus on a specific type of training, but it does provide a well-rounded, unbiased perspective on a range of fitness topics.”

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Full of Inspiration: Half-Size Me

According to The Daily Burn, “Straight up is how Heather Robison serves her podcast. An everyday mom — not a Hollywood star nor celebrity trainer — Robertson shed 170 pounds over five years and amassed an audience after sharing her story with others. She’s now keeping it real, busting diet myths and dishing out the best strategies for sustainable weight loss weekly. Hear how regular people like Robinson avoid binge eating, regain fitness after pregnancy or lose (and keep off!) significant amounts of weight.”

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Living the Good Life: The Friend Zone 

Why BuzzFeed likes it: “[The Friend Zone is] a podcast about important stuff like mental health, self-care, dating and relationships, health and fitness, and all kinds of other important social and cultural topics, all discussed in a nuanced way by three friends who almost always bring differing opinions and perspectives to the table.”

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