#540: Why Social Connection Is Critical to Longevity and How to Infusion More Joy into Your Daily Health Practices with Colleen and Jason Wachob

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Episode Summary

Ready to create habits that are enjoyable and joyful? 

The lifestyle habits and rituals you do every day not only can help optimize your wellness and extend your lifespan but they can also make you feel really good. 

This has been my quest, to love the healthy habits I do each day. 

And it makes sense that I lean on the things I love the most, like walking in nature, exercising, meditation, connecting with friends, and eating metabolically nourishing foods.  

But everyone has different habits, and that’s why I’m excited to have Jason and Colleen Wachob on the show today. 

Jason and Colleen recently wrote The Joy Of Well-being– a guide offering practical ways to live long, healthy, and happy lives. 

They are the co-founders of mindbodygreen, a media brand dedicated to offering wellness content to its 15 million monthly visitors. 

I loved their book because they approach well-being and longevity with the perspective of enjoyment and living your best life. 

So tune into this podcast to learn more about the steps you can take to enjoyably improve your longevity.

Colleen and Jason dive into big topics and life-changing moments they’ve each experienced– between their own health and their families. 

But they’ve been able to come out stronger than ever with positive insight into how to live their best lives. 

And they can’t wait to share it all with you! 

This podcast will provide you with exciting and surprising knowledge, and you won’t want to wait to dive into Colleen and Jason’s book The Joy of Wellbeing. This book cuts to the chase of what’s most researched and what needs to be non-negotiable in your daily life.

So tune in to the podcast and take one step closer to achieving a life of longevity and joy! 


Jason Wachob is the founder and co-CEO of mindbodygreen– the leading independent media brand dedicated to well-being with 15 million monthly unique visitors. He also hosts the popular mindbodygreen podcast and is the bestselling author of Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, BoF, and Vogue, and has a BA in history from Columbia University.

Colleen Wachob– Jason’s Wife– is the co-founder and co-CEO at mindbodygreen. She graduated from Stanford University with degrees in international relations and Spanish. She spent ten years working at Fortune 500 companies including Gap, Walmart, and Amazon before devoting her life’s work to mindbodygreen. Colleen has been a speaker at Fortune 500 companies and numerous well-being conferences.


“I had entered wellness through my own personal healing journey, and I found a lot of personal well-being in these practices.” 

“Our goal was to deliver a book for the person who has 15 to 30 minutes– that’s all they have. They’re busy– whether it’s children, their spouse, or life commitments– this was the goal of the book” 

“The science is pretty clear that through lifestyle modification and intervention, there’s a lot you can do. And much of what you can do is low cost or no cost and takes little time or effort.” 

“One of my many hopes of this book is that we can ask ourselves, when is it time to make a change in our lives, and not have to wait until our universe has a breakdown moment.” 

“The fundamentals are the underpinning of everything we do. And it’s a journey filled with the inevitable ups and downs”

In This Episode

  1. All about Colleen and Jason and why they wrote their new book The Joy Of Well-being 
  2. Underrated and overrated practices for longevity 
  3. Colleen’s life-changing experience and how she adapted 
  4. Jason’s passion for longevity and its relation to his family history 
  5. The “Why” behind implementing habits for health and wellness 
  6. The interception of joy and healthy habits for longevity 
  7. How you can start to bring more happiness to your daily life

Resources Mentioned

Buy the Joy of Wellbeing Book! | The Joy of Well-being Website | Mind Body Green

Jason’s Instagram | Colleen’s Instagram

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