I read this really interesting article yesterday about a study done in 2009 where study participants listened to a podcasts and how it affected their weight loss.
Participants were randomly divided into two groups. The control group listened to a popular weight-loss podcast currently on the market. The study group listened to a weight-loss podcast based on social cognitive theory, the belief that some learning can come from emulating the behavior of those we want to be like; it included an audio journal of someone else trying to lose weight, on whom they could model their behavior.
After three months, the study group lost an average 6.4 pounds and one point in their body mass index. The control group lost an average of 0.7 pounds and lost 0.1 BMI point. The study appears online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
I listen to podcasts and audiobooks when going to and from work and sometimes when I run. I have a ton of favorites but VERY FEW on health and weight loss. I enjoyed Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules audiobook (mostly because Bob Harper is a hottie and I would listen to him read the phone book). But I do NOT like Jillian Michael's podcast (I love her -- even more than Bob-- but only 1/3 of it is worthwhile and the rest is really annoying chatter). I am going to try her new book (Slim for Life) on audiobook because she's narrating it and it will be more focused.
Does anyone have a favorite podcast or audiobook that is health and wellness related that they recommend?
There are SO MANY podcasts out there that seem like marketing scams.