Running offers so many exceptional benefits for your physical well-being such as weight loss, preventing disease and reducing stress. But apart from these health benefits, you can also use your 30 minute-run as an opportunity to work on your personal development by listening to podcasts. You can find the exact podcast you need to boost your productivity, work on your leadership skills, stay informed about current events and focus on self-improvement. Here are 5 podcasts you can listen to while running:
The 5 AM Miracle Hosted by Jeff Sanders
Offers advice on health, wellness and productivity. Good episode to check out: “I’m Up. Now What?” The 5 Best Ways to Begin Your Day [Podcast #124]
Office Hours Hosted by Dan Pink
Offers advice on leadership, personal development and productivity and interviews experts in those fields. Good episode to check out: [Interview with] Susan Cain, author of the new book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Better Than Before Hosted by Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft.
Offers suggestions on how to change habits and increase happiness in your life. Good episode to check out: Podcast 37: Meet a Work Deadline, but Can’t Go Running on Your Own? You May be an Obliger.
The Diane Rehm Show Hosted by Diane Rehm
This is the podcast version of the current affairs radio show; because everyone needs to be informed about what is going on in the world around them. Good episode to check out: Sherry Turkle: "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power Of Talk In A Digital Age"
Working Motherhood Hosted by Portia Jackson
Features interviews with successful working mothers in different fields. Good episode to check out: 323: Being mindful of time – Laura Vanderkam
Before you pop in the headphones, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Always consult your doctor before beginning any form of physical activity but especially if you suffer from any chronic illnesses.
Up next, be sure to take safety precautions whenever you are going for a run. For example, running in groups and during the daytime is generally safer than going for a jog on your own at night. If you do venture out after dark, then it might be a good idea to leave the headphones at home. That way, you can stay alert on the road.
Always ensure that you have a comfortable pair of running shoes before you hit the pavement. You might also consider compression socks to ensure your legs are getting the treatment they deserve. Compression socks are great for athletes, people in the healthcare industry such as nurses, or anyone who might need extra support or recovery. If you are on your feet a lot during the day, running, or sitting all day, then compression socks are an excellent option for you.
Armed with the perfect listening materials and safety tips, it’s time to get your run on and start reaping the benefits that running has in store for you!