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After spending a year trying to stay safe and healthy from the coronavirus, many of us might be experiencing mental fatigue when trying to take of ourselves and our loved ones. Here are 7 health and wellness podcasts that will guide you to better take care of your health and wellness for the new year

Covid-19 burnout is real, and it’s important now more than ever to stay kind to ourselves and continue to take care of our health as we step into the new year

If you can’t find the attention span to finish a book during these trying times, pop in some earphones and listen to a podcast instead. Perfect for when you’re bored during your morning commute, or when you’re heating up a quick meal during work-from-home days, we listed out the best health and wellness podcasts that will help you welcome 2021 with a healthier, confident attitude.

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1. The Lavendaire Lifestyle

Hosted by lifestyle and personal growth YouTuber, Aileen Xu, The Lavendaire Lifestyle is a weekly podcast where Xu talks about self-love, wellness routines and inspiration, often alongside knowledgeable guests and experts.

From guided meditation sessions to in-depth conversations on compassionate living, taking ownership on our own lives, boundaries with other people, and mental health, you’ll be inspired to organise your life after listening to this podcast. 

Learn more about The Lavendaire Lifestyle

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2. Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

If you’re familiar with the bestselling book, 10% Happier, this podcast may ring a bell. Hosted by Dan Harris, an ABC news anchor and author of the popular self-help book on happiness, this series explores happiness from all angles and teaches listeners on how to train your mind to become happier by strengthening mental traits such as calm, generosity, compassion and connection. 

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3. Optimal Living Daily

From personal development, finance, health, to minimalism and more, the team behind Optimal Living Daily handpicks the best written and blog content online and narrates it on the podcast with the author’s permission.

If you want to make the listening experience a little more fun, they also have podcast workbooks sold on the site so that you can better practice what you learnt. 

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4. The Overwhelmed Brain

With the numerous to-do lists, must-go events and responsibilities to keep track of, it’s hard to not feel overwhelmed. The Overwhelmed Brain is hosted by Paul Colaianni, a behaviour and relationship coach who began his own self-development and healing journey after two failed relationships.

This show teaches listeners how to empower and honour yourself to make better decisions through mindfulness, compassion and using emotional intelligence to get to the root of issues, helping you connect with friends and family better and begin a better life. 

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5. The MIMIBEE Podcast

A bi-weekly show hosted by Mimi Bouchard, a self-proclaimed transformation specialist who transformed from a depressed, depleted state into someone who owns her craft, strengthened her mindset, career and relationships.

In the podcasts, she interviews seasoned professionals on motivation, success, health and fitness, relationships and more. Her latest episodes help you prep for the new year, and guide you through setting and planning your 2021 goals.

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6. TED Health

Fans of Ted talks will love TED Health, a podcast where TED speakers dive into health-related topics, answering questions that you might not have even thought about.

From Krishna Sudhir’s 6-minute segment on what yoga does to your body and brain, or biological designer, Christina Agapakis’ 11-minute piece on when technology becomes a part of our biology through synthetic biology, all of the recordings are less than 20 minutes, making them a quick and easy listen to start your morning right.

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7. On Purpose with Jay Shetty

Hosted by former monk and purpose coach, Jay Shetty, the On Purpose podcast records fascinating conversations between Shetty and guests, including featured speakers such as Kobe Bryant, Khloe Kardashian, Alicia Keys and more.

Learn how to build stronger relationships with Kelly Rowland, raise your frequency and create positive energy with Willow and Jahnavi, and find joy amongst chaos with actor Katherine McNamara by tuning into Shetty’s podcast.

Learn more about On Purpose

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