Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, or in other words, you see what you choose to see! The concept of beauty has evolved over centuries and our epoch is dominated by an omnipresent fitness industry. Our insecurities are widely bought and sold. Now working out to look good is okay, but this obsession to look a certain way has nothing to do with attracting someone or just looking good in general. This obsession goes down to something much deeper, our self-worth. Ideal body images are constantly thrust upon us by magazines, TV shows and of course social media. So is it okay if you just want to look better? Is it okay to work out only to improve yourself physically? Is it okay to compare ourselves to someone else?
Walk down the aisle of any grocery store and you’ll be greeted with shiny magazine covers that say “get a 6 pack now this summer,” “lose weight with slim tea” and the most common one, “the secret to getting bigger arms.” Clearly, mainstream media is teaching us to place the needs of other people, mostly the opposite sex, as our own and to judge our own bodies through a hypercritical lens. But instead of doing that, we should look up to better influences. Such sources spread a positive message instead of thrusting products down our throats. Fortunately, for you, we have made a list of a few such internet figures who are trying to make our world a better place through their fitness and health podcasts. You can listen to several of these best health and fitness podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or even YouTube for free.
16. The Ross Edgley Podcast (2018 – )
Ross Edgley is the best selling author of the World’s Fittest Book and is also known for his epic feats of endurance such as a marathon pulling car, a 100 km swim from St. Lucia to Martinique and his recent world record attempt of swimming around the whole of Great Britain!
Through his podcasts, he uses his expert knowledge in sports and nutrition to debunk the common myths of the fitness and nutrition industry. Instead of just preaching, he shares experiences from his own life that will help you reach your own personal fitness goals anywhere and anytime. And if you’re a big Steve Cook fan, then you should definitely check out his recent podcast with him where they discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of today’s fitness industry. You can find all of his podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
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