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The Sea Moss Girlies Podcast on “How to Live a Long, Healthy Life”

by Julia Roth

There are five places in the world, called Blue Zones, where the healthiest, longest-living populations reside. Are you curious how to extend your longevity and live like a person in a Blue Zone? Then you must listen to the episode “How to Live A Long, Healthy Life” from the Sea Moss Girlies podcast.

Sea Moss Girlies is a podcast committed to unraveling the science and truth behind today’s health and wellness trends. Nutrition myths promoted across social media platforms are debunked, and personal opinions on trending health-focused topics, such as popular workout classes, forms of meditation, and emerging skincare brands are shared. Kate Glavan and Emma Roepke host the podcast, and it originated from their Instagram page where they humorously critique wellness culture through memes.

The episode “How to Live A Long, Healthy Life” focuses on addressing the question of what preventive measures can be taken during young adulthood to enhance lifespan. The hosts emphasize that when considering causes of disease, society should prioritize lifestyle factors rather than solely focusing on genetics. They also discuss body mass index (BMI), a scale used to classify one’s weight category, which is currently among the primary biomarkers used for assessing health. Health professionals often claim that a lower BMI is associated with improved health. However, Kate and Emma argue that the BMI system needs to be revised because it overlooks muscle mass and relies on outdated data. 

The hosts suggest alternative biomarkers that can be used in evaluating overall well-being. Activities such as getting enough sleep, staying physically active, consuming nutrient-rich foods, practicing stress management techniques, and enjoying meals in supportive social settings are advocated. They stress the importance of childhood development, highlighting it as the critical period when environmental factors and behaviors can significantly influence gene function. Overall, they wrap up the episode with the claim that one should feel empowered to take control of their current and future health. 

Find this podcast on all podcast streaming platforms, such as Apple Podcasts and Spotify.