5 Podcasts to Listen to When You're Feeling Blue

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We all have those days when absolutely nothing seems to go right. That's okay. There's plenty you can do to cheer up and stay positive. Our go-tos? A cozy blanket, a hot cup of tea, and an uplifting podcast. Here are a few for you to check out:

The Comedians' Comedian

Laugh it up and listen to comedian Stuart Goldsmith interview some of the funniest people in the world. And to do good for your mind and your body, try taking a walk while listening. Laughing and walking will have you burning calories with ease.

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The Alton Browncast

There's something ever-so-comforting about cooking and food. And this podcast is all about it. Hosted by Food Network star and renowned chef Alton Brown, the Alton Browncast shares news about the latest culinary trends as well as recipes and best practices. Why not take what you learn from this master chef and try cooking up your own healthy recipes? You'll not only boost your mood, but also feed your body important nutrients to keep you healthy.

Good Job, Brain!

As you age, it's just as important to keep your brain strong along with your body. And trivia is a great way to give your brain the exercise it needs. Listen to Good Job, Brain!, an interactive quiz show podcast that showcases random trivia facts on various topics, for some fun mental exercise. And to make it even better, tune in with your family and friends.

TED Radio Hour

Each episode explores fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create. With so much new information to learn, this podcast is bound to take your mind off of whatever is bringing you down. Plus, you'll build creativity skills and gain knowledge, which helps keep your brain healthy, too.

Sometimes you just need to take a mindfulness moment for your whole health. Being mindful can help you stay positive and make you happier. And this can improve your physical health, too, by reducing stress. The Daily Meditation podcast can help you stay mindful through meditation led by meditation coach Mary Meckley.

You can download these podcasts on Apple® iTunes®, Apple® App Store®, or Google Play Store.

Rachel Quetti is a health care writer at Aetna with experience in senior wellness, Medicare, commercial health care, and consumer engagement. When Rachel isn't trying out new fitness classes, she is cooking up fun, (mostly) healthy recipes in the kitchen. Rachel lives in Watertown, Massachusetts and has a degree in journalism from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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