Taking your body AND your mind to the gym

Lots of people take their music with them to the gym. For the longest time I was the same, working out to the radio or my playlist. I would just listen to the music and get lost in my own thoughts.

But at some point, I realized I had heard the same songs over and over again. Sure new songs come out all the time, but there only a couple of new good ones every so often, and I would play those to death anyways.

That’s when I started listening to podcasts while working out (when else would I listen to them anyways?), and found it a great way to make the time go by faster while also learning something interesting and new.

Here are a couple I listen to right now, and I’ll add to this list if I find something interesting over time.


CBC Ideas: Run by CBC radio and researchers / experts in different fields are invited to present or debate an issue. Art, science, technology, history, philosophy – you name it, they have a podcast on it.

TED Talks: Where have you been if you haven’t heard of TED talks? TED conferences “bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)“. Most of the talks are fascinating, entertaining, and thought-provoking.

Do you listen to any podcasts? Anything you suggest? Let us know! πŸ™‚