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The Sports Doctor

Vonda Wright, M.D.


Monday, March 24, 2008

How Fast Do We Age?

Lessons from the Senior Olympians

Is aging a number, a feeling or an inevitable biologic process we can't alter? Much of what we know about the aging process has come from studying sedentary people. The problems typically attributed to aging have less to do with actual aging than the sedentary way that more than 70% of people in this country choose to spend their lives. This sedentary living results in 35 chronic diseases that kill more than 250,000 people a year in the US. This is many times more than any bacteria, spinach or bird flu outbreak. Our couches are not only aging us—they're killing us!


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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Healthy. Vital. Active. Joyful.

Healthy. Vital. Active. Joyful. These are not typically adjectives associated with aging and yet an entire generation of healthy, vital, active and joyful people are changing the very paradigm of aging in this country.

This group is YOU and the amazing athletes over 40—from weekend warrior to elite competitors—who fill my office looking for ways to maximize their performance and stay injury free. YOU are not bound to age in the same way as your parents were. Today's athletes are unique; they are not merely sequels to their 20-year-old selves. You are highly active and motivated to stay at the top of your game.


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