Wellness Apps and Podcasts

Wellness related apps and podcasts have been growing in popularity over the past several years. Below is a list of some of our favourites. If you have a favourite podcast or app that is not listed below, please share it through the feedback form at the bottom of the page.

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  • Calm ($14.99/month or $69.99/year): Calm is a tool designed to help with your sleep, meditation, and relaxation. Recommended by psychologists and mental health experts, the app offers guided meditations, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music.
  • Exhale: Exhale is the first emotional wellbeing app for and by black, indigenous women of colour (BIPOC). The app inspires self-care, mindfulness and rest through content curated by BIWOC - including meditations, coaching talks, affirmations, guided visualisations, and breath wo
  • Headspace ($17.99/month or $89.99/year—special student price of $9.99/year): One of the longest running and most respected wellness apps. Headspace is also recommended by psychologists and mental health experts, the app offers guided meditations, breathing programs, focus soundtracks, and calming sleep tracks and sleep stories.
  • Nike Training Club (Free): The app that contains over 185 workouts created by Nike's master trainers. The app also has workouts for specific goals—like stronger abs. Also includes articles on wellness, nutrition, and other fitness topics.
  • Mooda (Apple Store/Google Play) ($1.39): Tracks your moods through fun icons. Simple, easy layout.
  • My Fitness Pal (Free & Paid versions): Allows you to track food, scan bar codes, program macros, and analysis nutritional elements of your favourite foods. It imports nutrition information from restaurants and online recipes. Works well in combination with other fitness and health programs/apps.
  • Pocket Yoga ($3.99): A yoga class in your pocket. Includes guided instructions, video illustrations of poses, and offers the option to customize your session by practices, difficulty level, and duration.
  • White Noise Lite (Free): Comes with a variety of sounds and alarms to help you relax, go to sleep, and wake up energized. Apple, Android, Google Play.


  • 10 Percent Happier with Dan Harris: On this show, Dan talks with eminent meditation teachers, top scientists, and even the odd celebrity. Guests include everyone from His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Brené Brown to Karamo from Queer Eye. Dan explores topics ranging from enlightenment and psychedelics to science-based techniques for issues such as anxiety, productivity, and relationships.
  • Mental Illness Happy Hour Paul Gilmartin: Paul Gilmartin interviews comedians, artists, writers, friends, and doctors about their experiences to normalize and de-stigmatize mental illness.
  • Ted Health hosted by Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider: TED speakers answer questions you never even knew you had, and share ideas you won't hear anywhere else, all around how we can live healthier lives.
  • Wellness Evidence-Based Medicine Dr. Alan Safdi and Dr. William Renner: Podcast discussions by medical doctors who discuss wellness based on evidence from the most recent medical journals.


  • 21 Days of Mediation by Jess Ray: A collection of 21 short meditations on a variety of topics.
  • All Being Well: Introduction to the World of Wellness by Alice Fraser: 6 episodes that explore the wellness industry (pros and cons). Includes interviews with researchers and experts.
  • Growing Old Disgracefully by Miriam Margolyes: A series of interviews with seniors who are breaking down stereotypes around aging.
  • Mind Power Mixtape narrated by rapper Common: A series of illuminating and exciting conversations with amazing artists to explore the secrets of life, love, art, and faith.
  • Tip the Scales: Introduction to Body Weight by Dr. Giles Yeo & Olly Mann: 6 interviews with body weight researchers that explores the truths and myths of weight loss.