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Chasing Life


Many of us are setting new personal goals in the new year – like exercising, eating healthier or even trying to lose weight. What does our weight really tell us about our health? Is it possible to feel healthy without obsessing over the numbers on the scale? Are our ideas about weight and health based on outdated beliefs? On this season of Chasing Life, CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is talking to doctors, researchers, and listeners to take a closer look at what our weight means for our health. Plus, what you need to know about the latest weight loss drugs and how to talk about weight and better health with others, especially kids. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Chasing Life podcast is an informative health podcast. It started out in 2020 as a podcast about the pandemic. It helped people navigate the misinformation, doubts, and fears that still permeate society. After almost 300 episodes, the podcast shifted its primary focus. It became a well-researched mental health, longevity, and well-being podcast. Beyond this, it provides insight into the workings of the human mind, body, and senses.

The host, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, is the Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN. The popular neurosurgeon also hosted the TV show of the same title as this podcast. He won several Emmys for his show, Sanjay Gupta MD. He also wrote the book Chasing Life, released in 2007. Other works by Gupta include Keep Sharp, 12 Weeks to a Better You, and Paging Dr. Gupta. He is a prolific contributor to other programs on the CNN platform.

On Chasing Life, Gupta and his expert guests address a variety of topics. They include psychedelics and dealing with anxiety arising from uncertainty. Do dreams serve a purpose? How many times should one bathe? How does someone break bad habits?

These are some questions Chasing Life seeks to answer. Guests on the show have included an astronaut, an immunologist, and a grief counselor. In "Expanding Your Senses," Gupta talks to a neuroscientist, Dr. David Eagleman. In the episode, they discuss the possibility of humans gaining superhuman hearing abilities.

Chasing Life is for anyone who wants to live a mindful, healthy life. New episodes are available each week.

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