Summary: Hosted by dad, doctor, and career accumulator Dr Andrew Rochford, radio and tele pro and hilarious human Maz Compton, and mybodyandsoul.com.au editor and activewear enthusiast Eliza Cracknell, Healthy-ish is a podcast about balance, moderation, and common sense when it comes to the latest health and wellness news and advice.
"I remember the first time I had to learn how to stand again, with my physiotherapist, sobbing, crying and in a world of pain. That was the hardest point in my journey. I realised just how long it would take for me to get my body back, if that was even possible at all." In today's episode, the team talk to the courageous Turia Pitt who after being told she'd never walk again, is now running marathons. They also bust the biggest cold and flu myths, and speak to a sleep expert who reveals the tricks to getting some good shut-eye as a busy adult.
When you have a broken ankle, you care for it, you look after it and you avoid putting any further stress on it. But when your mental state is broken, why do we continue to push through it? Why do we continue to pile on more stress? Why don't we seek help? We speak to psychologist Tahnee Schulz on ways we can heal our mental health, which will help us into the future. We also discuss the latest bonkers wellness craze and debate about whether breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.
Have you been on a diet? And why? Why is it that we love dieting? To nut out the good and bad, we chat to dietitian Lyndi Cohen who lost 20kg by giving up dieting. We also channel our inner Marie Kondo and reveal just what clutter is doing for our brains, plus answer a reader's question on loneliness.
Besides Finstas (fake Instagram accounts), everyone's real IG profile basically showcases their best/perfect version of themselves. *cue the eyerolls* Which is why it's refreshing to scroll through Jessica Rowe's profile and see pictures of burnt food, makeup free selfies, cat videos and basically a complete insight into her life - sans the filters or Photoshop edits. In this episode, the #craphousewife reveals to the team the exact moment she realised she was perfect in her own way - and she certainly doesn't hold back on any information (peeps, get ready for breast pumping stories). The team also chat about Chris Hemsworth's new fitness app, Centr, and discuss why the 10k step rule is total BS. Yes, true story.
When was the last time you had a thorough health check? And we mean thorough, including your eyes, ears and heart? There's a good chance majority of us haven't, but now might just be the time. In this episode of Healthy-ish, we speak to exercise physiologist Drew Harrisberg, on how his life suddenly turned upside down when he was unexpectedly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The team also reveal the two-minute trick that will stop your cravings (no jokes), and the specific time you should apply your deodorant to guarantee BO/sweat free pits all day every day. You're welcome.
What's the strangest thing you've done in the name of health? Buy crystals to help your insomnia? Get a colonoscopy (i.e. having someone stick a long tube up your anus)? Head to a psychic for answers? In the latest episode of Healthy-ish, we delve into the deep weird world of woo woo health trends that will make you squirm and laugh. The team also chat to celebrity psychic Georgina Walker, who shares her most whacky ghost stories.
In episode 46, 'Healthy-ish goes back to the future', co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to futurist Anders Sorman Nilsson on how he's charting his DNA to help him eat and exercise better. The team also discuss everything there is to know about the celery juice trend, and give you tips on how to listen more effectively.
In episode 45, 'Should we all be following a plant-based diet?', co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to dietitian, nutritionist, and Instagram sensation Rebecca Gawthorne on the health benefits of eating more plants and less meat, and the biggest mistakes people make when going plant-based. The team also discuss the weird new trend of cow-cuddling for mental health, and reveal the upcoming activewear trends of 2019.
In episode 44, 'How to use your brain power to better your health,' co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to former Miss Universe Australia on how she used her mind to outwit, outlast and outplay most of the contestants on TV series, Australia Survivor, to make it into the top five. The team also talk about a woman who has never taken medication in her life, and reveal the healthiest sport to play.
In episode 43, 'Sex, love and dating in 2019', co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to Dr Lurve. The 'modern day cupid' reveals why we are so obsessed with reality dating shows. The team also discuss love languages, and whether you should ask your exes for feedback.
In episode 42, 'How the World Wide Web can make you fit and healthy in 2019', co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to models and founders of online fitness program Keep It Cleaner, Steph Claire Smith and Laura Henshaw. The Instagram pop stars reveal how they were able to overcome their fad dieting habits and obsession with being 'thin.' The team also discuss the rise of cannabis in healthcare, and answer a listener question on how to get your life organised this year.
In episode 41, 'There is no better medicine than food', co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to chef, health coach, cookbook author and keto expert Scott Gooding, who reveals the one secret to reaching any health goal. The team also discuss how you can get back into exercise after a long hiatus, and debate the cutting-edge beauty trend - face shaving for women.
In episode 40 'Should we look to the past to make us healthy today?', co-hosts Dr Andrew Rochford and Maz Compton speak to journalist Nina Young who didn't discover her father was a murdered until her twenties. Nina has recently gone on a journey through her podcast series 'My Father The Murder', exploring how much of your DNA actually makes you who you are. The team also share their advice on how you can start a side hustle, and talk all things hormones after coming off the Pill.
In episode 39 'Why is pregnancy so damn hard?', co-host Dr Andrew Rochford leads the panel and asks all the hard-hitting pregnancy questions to Maz Compton, Eliza Cracknell, and Base Body Babes PT, Sarah Boulazeris. The team also discuss what it's like living with a food allergy, and share their thoughts on why you should live life by the 10 second rule.
In episode 38 'What does natural beauty really mean?', hosts Maz Compton, Dr Andrew Rochford and Eliza Cracknell speak to founder of beauty label Mukti Organics, on how to take a more holistic approach to beauty as well as our wellbeing. The team also look at the scary effects of long-term sitting, and suss out how to boost your confidence in a matter of minutes.