Podcast Season 5

Episode #10: Being Human: health and wellness

In the final episode of the season, hosts Jo Frost and Peter Lynas discuss the intricate relationship between health, wellness, and what it means to be truly, fully human. Exploring the cultural stories that shape our view of health and wellness, they delve into topics such as nutrition, sleep, body image, and mental well-being.

As with all episodes in this season, Jo and Peter use the Being Human lens to analyse these aspects through the aspects of presence, significance, participation, and connection. They highlight the cultural contradictions surrounding health and wellness and emphasise the importance of community, hospitality, and generosity for a holistic and healthier life. Practical applications like fasting, simplicity, and hospitality are recommended to cultivate wholeness and better health.

00:00 Season Finale Announcement
01:13 Today we’re chatting health and wellness
02:23 Recap on the Being Human lens
04:07 The importance of sleep
07:50 Health span vs. Life span
09:17 Holistic health and wellness
12:57 What does the God story tell us about healthy bodies?
19:18 Health inequality and the challenge of dignity and respect
23:33 Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit
24:26 Participation and the sedentary lifestyle
26:27 Health data and health tracking
29:22 The influence of social media on health
31:27 Connection through food and relationships
34:45 Health as a justice issue
37:33 Practices for health and wellness
43:51 That’s a wrap!

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