“True health, true success, true happiness, it’s not going to be any books, it’s not going to be any guru. It’s unique to you. Fortunately or unfortunately you’re the only person who knows what that looks like. At the end of the day, you’re the only one that knows. The answers are within.” – Jason Wachob
Jason Wachob is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of WELLTH: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume. mindbodygreen is the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness with 10 million unique monthly visitors. By highlighting the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and environmental pillars of wellness, mindbodygreen seeks to achieve the best life for all of us, one person at a time. Jason received his BA in history from Columbia University where he played varsity basketball. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Goop, and Vogue.
I first met Jason at mindbodygreen’s annual Revitalize Summit, which brought together athletes, actors, physicians, and influencers who are united by a passion wellness, and I was inspired to talk with him further about his personal journey and perspective.
In this episode we discuss:
- Jason’s upbringing, undergraduate experience at Columbia playing basketball, and his first occupations on Wall Street
- The beginning of his career as an entrepreneur in the holistic food industry
- How flying, stress, and an old basketball injury led to a back issue and the need for surgery.
- His perspective on yoga, sleep, stress, nutrition, environment and the power of wellness.
- Redefining success
- How MindBodyGreen came to be
- Eastern vs. Western Medicine
- Different approaches to nutrition and health
- Balance in health and wellness
- MindBodyGreen and the Revitalize Summit
- His experience watching his father in law start CrossFit at age 70
- Three things Jason does on a regular basis that have the biggest positive impact on his health
- One thing he struggles to implement that could have a big impact on Jason’s health
- What a healthy life looks like to him
- Dan Harris, Good Morning America and Nightline Co-Anchor on Meditation
- Purchase Wellth on Amazon
- Julie’s mindbodygreen Revitalize 2016 interview
- 39 – Nutrition challenges and Practical Paleo with Diane Sanfilippo
- 38 – Micronutrients and quality supplementation with Oliver Amdrup and Julius Heslet
- 35 – Coach Greg Glassman on CrossFit, Chronic Disease, and the “5 Buckets of Death”
- 26 – James Maskell on Functional and Integrative Medicine and the impact of community on health
- 24 – Airrosti Drs. Nickleberry and Garrett on treating soft tissue injury, partnering with CrossFit, and creating a new paradigm
- 17 – Juliet and Kelly Starrett on standing desks and movement for kids
- 16 – Pete Katz and his physician on using CrossFit and Paleo to overcome chronic disease
- 09 – Q+A on my path in medicine, balance, and the difference between CrossFit for competition and health.
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Disclaimer: This podcast is meant to share the experiences of various individuals. It does not provide medical advice, and it is not a substitute for advice from your physician or health care professional.