39 episodes

If time is tight, what's the one thing that you should be doing to improve your health and wellbeing? Michael Mosley reveals scientifically proven top tips to change your life.

Just One Thing - with Michael Mosley BBC Podcasts

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 51 Ratings

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If time is tight, what's the one thing that you should be doing to improve your health and wellbeing? Michael Mosley reveals scientifically proven top tips to change your life.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Introducing - A Thorough Examination

    Introducing - A Thorough Examination

    Drs Chris and Xand van Tulleken explore if people can change and how they do it. How much of our personality is genetic destiny and how much are we shaped by the world around us?

    All eight episodes of A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand - Can I Change? are available now. Listen on BBC Sounds.

    A Loftus Media and van Tulleken Brothers Ltd production for BBC Radio 4

    • 9 min
    Sleep Well - Episode 5: Listen to your body

    Sleep Well - Episode 5: Listen to your body

    Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms.

    With sleep - because one size doesn’t fit all - you can benefit by listening more to your body and letting go of expectations. We invite you to meet a whole cast of biological characters that work together to pave the way to sleep.

    Guest: Professor Nicole Tang, Director of the Sleep and Pain Lab at the University of Warwick.

    Producer and Sound Designer: Richard Ward
    Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu
    Editor: Zoe Heron
    A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 14 min
    Sleep Well - Episode 4: Warm up to cool down

    Sleep Well - Episode 4: Warm up to cool down

    Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms.

    Discover a simple hack for the temperature-related, sleep-preparing systems of the body. Plus dilating blood-vessels, shapeshifting and taking a hot bath.

    Guest: Anna Wirz-Justice, Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Chronobiology at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

    Producer and Sound Design: Richard Ward
    Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu
    Editor: Zoe Heron
    A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 13 min
    Sleep Well - Episode 3: Enjoy your bed

    Sleep Well - Episode 3: Enjoy your bed

    Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms.

    There are some simple yet powerful steps you can follow to form new and positive connections around bedtime habits, your bed, and sleep itself. And encounter a chemical that’s in every cell in the body and which makes us drowsy.

    Guest: Dr Colleen Carney, Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada.

    Producer and Sound Design: Richard Ward
    Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu
    Editor: Zoe Heron
    A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 13 min
    Sleep Well - Episode 2: Use the morning light

    Sleep Well - Episode 2: Use the morning light

    Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms.

    The light of the morning can be a powerful ally when it comes to the evening and falling asleep. Also: special eye sensors that have nothing to do with vision, a master timekeeper in the brain that’s smaller than a grain of rice, and the hormone of night.

    Guest: Dr Christine Blume, psychologist and sleep researcher at the Centre for Chronobiology in Basel, Switzerland.

    Producer and Sound Design: Richard Ward
    Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu
    Editor: Zoe Heron
    A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 13 min
    Sleep Well - Episode 1: Breathe

    Sleep Well - Episode 1: Breathe

    Get comfortable, let go of the cares of the day and take a sonic journey with Dr Michael Mosley. In this new sound-filled podcast series, designed to help you drift off, each episode focuses on a scientifically-proven sleep technique and takes a deep dive through some incredible sleep-related bodily mechanisms.

    It’s something that the great teachers of meditation and yoga have known about and used for millennia, but science has only really just caught up with: slowing the breath. Via a tiny cluster of cells in the brain, this simple act can send you into a more relaxing, peaceful state and towards sleep.

    Guest: Ian Roberston, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin.

    Producer, sound design and mixing: Richard Ward
    Assistant Producer: Gulnar Mimaroglu
    Editor: Zoe Heron
    Specially composed music by Richard Atkinson (Mcasso)
    A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Gatsbyblue ,

Love listening to Michael Mosley!

Bite sized episodes with great advice. It’s less overwhelming to do one small thing, create that habit, and then build upon it. And his voice is lovely, very relaxing!

Used to love yonder ,

Brit Power

I enjoy this podcast way more than I thought I would. I don’t understand it but it seems that whenever a person (Brit) with a British accent explains something you automatically assume its correct and should be given more weight than anything being spoken of in any other accent. The person with the British accent can be discussing the most mundane thing and yet you listen intently while thinking Wow this person is really smart lol
And so it is with this podcast lol. He has an episode discussing the effect houseplants have on our health. Immediately after listening to it I went and bought 7 or 8 houseplants and placed them all over my home lol.
I’m telling you its “Brit Power” lol.
Watch any of the most recent Bond films with Daniel Craig or any show with Idris Alba and you will see exactly what I’m speaking of. lol

Sugar aka Gma ,

Wish this was a Daily Podcast

I have really enjoyed each episode. I find myself standing on one foot-just to see how long I can do it. Each episode is interesting-always waiting for the next one!

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