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Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty Podcasts
Wellness
Published Monday Nov 04, 2019 by Sara Lesher

11 Fitness, Wellness, and Beauty Podcasts We're Listening to Right Now

Fitness
Beauty
Personal Growth

Bored on your long commute? Need a distraction on the treadmill? Here’s your answer: podcasts, podcasts, podcasts. Throw in your headphones and check out these fitness, wellness, and beauty podcasts you could be listening to right now.

 

Hurdle
Fitness

Each week, the Hurdle podcast features awesome people who want to share their knowledge and experiences to help others lead happier, healthier lives. With topics like, ‘How to Handle Post-Marathon Blues,’ ‘How Athletes Can Recover Faster,’ and ‘Everything You Need to Know About Running Nutrition,’ this podcast can give you insight into overcoming all the struggles that come with an active lifestyle.

 

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Hurdle
Fitness

Each week, the Hurdle podcast features awesome people who want to share their knowledge and experiences to help others lead happier, healthier lives. With topics like, ‘How to Handle Post-Marathon Blues,’ ‘How Athletes Can Recover Faster,’ and ‘Everything You Need to Know About Running Nutrition,’ this podcast can give you insight into overcoming all the struggles that come with an active lifestyle.

 

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Party in my Plants
Fitness

Talia Pollock started Party in my Plants with a desire to teach people how to be healthy without compromising on fun. In her podcast, she discusses topics such as preventing burnout, trusting your hunger, and having a healthy relationship with alcohol. If you want advice on taking control of your health and happiness, this is the podcast for you. 

 

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Party in my Plants
Fitness

Talia Pollock started Party in my Plants with a desire to teach people how to be healthy without compromising on fun. In her podcast, she discusses topics such as preventing burnout, trusting your hunger, and having a healthy relationship with alcohol. If you want advice on taking control of your health and happiness, this is the podcast for you. 

 

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Found my Fitness
Fitness

The Found my Fitness podcast offers a much more technical approach to fitness, featuring advice from many doctors and specialists in the health and fitness industry. If you’re interested in the medical benefits of saunas or understand saturated fats, refined sugars, and time-restricted eating, you’ll want to make time for this podcast on your commute home.

 

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Found my Fitness
Fitness

The Found my Fitness podcast offers a much more technical approach to fitness, featuring advice from many doctors and specialists in the health and fitness industry. If you’re interested in the medical benefits of saunas or understand saturated fats, refined sugars, and time-restricted eating, you’ll want to make time for this podcast on your commute home.

 

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The Happiness Lab
Wellness

Ever wonder about the science of happiness? There are plenty of tools you can use to increase your overall positivity. Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale has studied this science for years and is will change your outlook on happiness and teach you how to live a better life.

 

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The Happiness Lab
Wellness

Ever wonder about the science of happiness? There are plenty of tools you can use to increase your overall positivity. Dr. Laurie Santos from Yale has studied this science for years and is will change your outlook on happiness and teach you how to live a better life.

 

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That's so Retrograde
Wellness

That’s so Retrograde is a funny and refreshing take on pop culture and wellness. Best friends Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari discuss anything and everything from dating to aura reading, incorporating their own mistakes, advice, and humor throughout.

 

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That's so Retrograde
Wellness

That’s so Retrograde is a funny and refreshing take on pop culture and wellness. Best friends Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari discuss anything and everything from dating to aura reading, incorporating their own mistakes, advice, and humor throughout.

 

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4 Things with Amy Brown
Wellness

Amy Brown is a working mom seeking to add joy to your life through relatable content and helpful advice. Each week, she chats about “4 Things,” or lessons she’s learned in her own life. She often has guest features and incorporates “The 5th Thing” episodes in which she answers questions from listeners. If you’re a busy mom or want to hear some tips for overall wellness and a balanced lifestyle, 4 Things with Amy Brown is the podcast for you.

 

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4 Things with Amy Brown
Wellness

Amy Brown is a working mom seeking to add joy to your life through relatable content and helpful advice. Each week, she chats about “4 Things,” or lessons she’s learned in her own life. She often has guest features and incorporates “The 5th Thing” episodes in which she answers questions from listeners. If you’re a busy mom or want to hear some tips for overall wellness and a balanced lifestyle, 4 Things with Amy Brown is the podcast for you.

 

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Velvet's Edge
Wellness

You may recognize Kelly Henderson from her popular lifestyle blog (also called Velvet’s Edge) or as Kristin’s best friend on the show, Very Cavallari. Aside from being an experienced hair and makeup artist for celebrities in Nashville, Henderson offers valuable wellness tips on topics ranging from ‘The Art of Communication and Connection’ to ‘Can You Really Stay Friends After a Breakup?’

 

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Velvet's Edge
Wellness

You may recognize Kelly Henderson from her popular lifestyle blog (also called Velvet’s Edge) or as Kristin’s best friend on the show, Very Cavallari. Aside from being an experienced hair and makeup artist for celebrities in Nashville, Henderson offers valuable wellness tips on topics ranging from ‘The Art of Communication and Connection’ to ‘Can You Really Stay Friends After a Breakup?’

 

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The Self Love Fix
Wellness

The Self Love Fix is a podcast for women of color seeking to find community, self-love, and personal development. Hosts of The Self Love Fix say, “we get relatable, we get spiritual, we laugh, we cry, we heal, but most of all we learn about the truth of who we are and what we deserve.”

 

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The Self Love Fix
Wellness

The Self Love Fix is a podcast for women of color seeking to find community, self-love, and personal development. Hosts of The Self Love Fix say, “we get relatable, we get spiritual, we laugh, we cry, we heal, but most of all we learn about the truth of who we are and what we deserve.”

 

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Full Coverage
Beauty

If you want to stay updated on the latest beauty/fashion trends, hear from beauty industry icons, and discover new products, you’ll want to check this one out. Professional makeup artist Harriet Hadfield and best-selling author Lindsey Kelk come together to discuss everything you need to know about beauty today. 

 

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Full Coverage
Beauty

If you want to stay updated on the latest beauty/fashion trends, hear from beauty industry icons, and discover new products, you’ll want to check this one out. Professional makeup artist Harriet Hadfield and best-selling author Lindsey Kelk come together to discuss everything you need to know about beauty today. 

 

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The Beauty Brains
Beauty

The Beauty Brains presents a more scientific outlook on the beauty industry— debunking myths, providing knowledge, and explaining the science behind your products. Cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are here to answer all of your beauty questions. With topics ranging from ‘Is vaping bad for skin’ to ‘Does lip balm expire,’ this podcast has the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered or never even thought to ask about beauty.

 

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The Beauty Brains
Beauty

The Beauty Brains presents a more scientific outlook on the beauty industry— debunking myths, providing knowledge, and explaining the science behind your products. Cosmetic scientists Perry Romanowski and Valerie George are here to answer all of your beauty questions. With topics ranging from ‘Is vaping bad for skin’ to ‘Does lip balm expire,’ this podcast has the scoop on everything you’ve ever wondered or never even thought to ask about beauty.

 

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Breaking Beauty
Beauty

Breaking Beauty is your go-to podcast for the inside scoop on the beauty industry from people who have been in it for years. Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are magazine beauty editors with info about the business, the brands, and the successes and failures within the industry. They also have tons of guest features, including Dr. Pimple Popper, NYX founder Toni Ko, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and many more. If you’re interested in the business of beauty, this is the one for you!

 

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Breaking Beauty
Beauty

Breaking Beauty is your go-to podcast for the inside scoop on the beauty industry from people who have been in it for years. Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins are magazine beauty editors with info about the business, the brands, and the successes and failures within the industry. They also have tons of guest features, including Dr. Pimple Popper, NYX founder Toni Ko, Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and many more. If you’re interested in the business of beauty, this is the one for you!

 

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Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
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Fitness
Published Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 by Bree Lewis

Sweat Redemption: 5 Tips for Getting Back Into Your Hot Yoga Practice

Yoga
Fitness
Expert Advice

If you’ve ever taken a hot yoga class, you know it’s always going to be one thing—outrageously hot. Not the “let’s hang by the pool and get that sun-kissed glow” kind of hot either. I’m talking that “I can't believe I have this much sweat in my body” and “I may or may not pass out” kind of hot. It’s nothing to mess around with, and after a year or so of not being able to go, it’s easy to forget just how serious that heat can be.

To get the maximum enjoyment and benefits out of your heated yoga classes, you need to prepare yourself before and take care of yourself afterward. Luckily, I’ve been taking some classes (sweating enough for the both of us) and I’ve listed my five favorite must-dos to help you readjust to your heated classes and get back to the hot yoga summer that we all want.

1. Go at your own pace

Heated classes are difficult in nature. The normal difficulty of regular poses is mixed in with the added challenges of sweating and dealing with the humidity and the heat (at times, I’ve seen the thermostat climb to 108 degrees—yikes!). Depending on what type of yoga class you’re taking (sculpt, Bikram, power vinyasa), the difficulty level and temperature are going to vary. It’s also important to remember that each person in the room is going to practice in a way that’s unique to them. Hours slept, hydration levels, food intake, and different lifestyles are all contributing factors that make our practices different. What you practice on your mat is your own––trust your body and only do what feels right to you.  And remember, it’s okay to take breaks!

2. Hydrate like your life depends on it (honestly, it might)

The rise in temperature mixed in with the humidity that we all know and love creates the perfect recipe for sweating—like A LOT. You go into a heated class dry and come out feeling like you just took a dip in the pool. Before heated classes, I had no idea it was physically possible to sweat that much. If you’re going to a heated class, especially after a long break, it’s easy to forget just how much you might sweat. Is it possible to lose that much water if you haven’t consumed it first? Trust me, going into your heated class super hydrated is going to make a world of difference and help you feel good throughout your practice. And don’t forget to take some sips of H2O while you’re practicing!  

3. Nourish your body

Heated classes are challenging, but I can’t stop going. Nothing quite compares to overcoming the challenge— and experiencing the cleanse my body feels after I’m done. It’s the perfect blend of hard and rewarding, but I couldn’t do it if my body wasn’t properly nourished. On the days I know I have a heated class booked; I like to make sure I am eating right. I make sure to take my vitamins and fuel my body with fruits, vegetables, and my favorite superfood shake. I hold off on food about an hour before my practice, so I feel comfortable. After the class, I like to replenish with a big protein shake (boosted with collagen to aid with muscle recovery and skin elasticity). There is no one-way path for properly nourishing your body but making sure you’re fueled for the challenge of a heated class is essential for getting the most out of your practice and feeling good on and off your mat.

4. Replenish those electrolytes

Increasing and maintaining your water intake on the days you take a heated class is important, but sometimes you need something a little extra. If you’re sweating that much, you’re basically an athlete (at least in my book) and if you’re performing like a rockstar yogi, you need to hydrate like one as well. That means replenishing those lost electrolytes. Reward yourself and your body for the hard work and treat yourself to your favorite drink. I switch off between electrolyte-boosting drinks and coconut water depending on what I’m in the mood for that day. Adding these to my post-practice self-care routine has helped me feel more hydrated after and ready to take on the world again after especially sweaty classes.

5. Bring the right equipment

Usually, a yoga mat is all you need for your practice––but heated classes are a different ballgame. I’ve gone with just a mat, and I’ve slipped all over the place. Let me tell you, there’s nothing worse than having sweat drip all over the place while you’re trying to hold a pose that makes you grip your mat for dear life (never again). Make sure you bring a towel to place over your mat, this will help with support and grip. Bringing a smaller towel is also a good idea. You can use the smaller towel to dry yourself off during water breaks or whenever you’re feeling just a bit too sweaty. This is a small step that makes a world of difference during those super-hot classes.

So, there you have it. Five of my favorite tips (more like lifesavers) that have helped me readjust to those heated classes I love so much. Getting back into it is a challenge for us all, so know you’re not alone. No matter where you’re at in your practice, remember to be kind and gentle to yourself––celebrating your health and your body’s ability to do what you love. We’re all just getting back out there, together.

Ready to jump back into your hot yoga routine? Browse Mindbody to find the perfect class for you

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Written by
Bree Lewis
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Born and raised in a small mountain town just south of Yosemite National Park, Bree is an avid lover of health, wellness, and connecting to the outside world around us. As a Cal Poly English major alumn, she has a knack for books, writing, and all things words. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, drinking craft beers, and keeping life jazzy!