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Josh Summers on His Favorite Wellness Podcasts & Workout Spots

By Lisa Pierpont | May 8, 2019 | People

Take a deep breath with Josh Summers, Buddha and Seneca to clear your mind and step into the world of wellness and meditation.


Josh Summers, author of The Power of Mindfulness.

What’s your morning ritual?
JOSH SUMMERS: Coffee and a book, 30 to 60 minutes of meditation and walking the dog.

If you could eat only three things a day, what would they be?
JS: Oatmeal, curry and vegetables.

Fasting. Yes or no?
JS: Absolutely, yes!

Any workout hacks?
I ruck a lot. That’s wearing a heavily weighted (30 to 50 lbs) backpack for a walk or hike.

Any quick health tips?
JS: I’ve installed a tech curfew: no gadgets or screens from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Favorite indulgence?
JS: Chips and guac are my Achilles’ heel.

Do you have a mental health routine?
JS: Meditate, minimize social media and current news and nurture rich friendships.

What is your go-to superfood?
JS: Sardines.

Any travel tips?
I fast and supplement with the medicinal mushroom Cordyceps militaris.

Favorite podcast?
JS: Sam Harris’ "Making Sense" and Robert Wright’s "Meaning Of Life."

What's your favorite workout spot?
My home office or in the local woodlands.

Who is your wellness guru?
JS: The Buddha and Seneca.

Do you have a dream for the future?
JS: Finding a political party with the fortitude to tackle climate change.

What's your health secret?
Fast, move, sleep.

Photography by: Photography by Adam DeTour