Dr. Vonda Wright, MD

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  • THRIVE in the New Year!

    It’s time to THRIVE in the New Year! Get serious about the resolutions you set for yourself! It won’t be easy or quick but it will be worth it! I’ll show you exactly how to be successful in transforming your lifestyle with my week to week insights from my second...Full Post
  • F.A.C.E. Your Future in the New Year!


    Masters athletes often share stories about how they are told to “grow up and act your age” by neighbors, friends and doctors who both marvel at an aging athlete’s youthful zeal and shake their heads in wonder.

    But this...Full Post
  • 4 Tips for a Jolly and Healthy Holiday

    Like many of you I have been busy running all over town finishing my year’s work, filling my house with great food and preparing for Christmas Day with my family and friends. It all leaves me breathless but joyful!

    These are Merry days and some of the best...Full Post
  • How to Bring the Literal Balance Back in Your Life

    Protect Your Bones by Perfecting These Balance Exercises

    Lately, I’ve been covering topics inspired by my Fitness After 40 book. It’s a guide to thriving in the prime of your life, but the tips I shares are applicable to people of any age. We’ve discussed...Full Post
  • What Does It Really Mean to Thrive and Live a Healthy Life?

    The goal of Guide to Thrive is to help people thrive through exercise and healthy living. But what does it really mean to ‘thrive’ and live a healthy life?

    To thrive: to develop vigorously, to flourish, to prosper

    To us, this translates to an overall sense...Full Post
  • The Big Benefits of Resistance Training

    F.A.C.E. your future. This week I'm focusing on the 'C' or 'carrying a load.' When we say ‘carrying a load,’ we mean resistance training or weight lifting. Through resistance training, you build new muscles and maintain the muscles you have. Remember that...Full Post
  • You MUST Move to Your Best Life

    In some of my previous blogs, we focused on how you can start thriving in your life by creating a vision and a plan to get you where you want to be. This week, we’re adding another layer and it requires some introspection!

    We want you to move yourself to...Full Post
  • 7 Reasons You Need to be Exercising

    The many, and sometimes surprising, ways that exercise is good for you

    If knowledge is power, then 78 percent of people over 50 say they are empowered with the knowledge that exercise is the key to healthy aging. Yet fewer than 30 percent of all Americans...Full Post
  • Create Your Vision for Your Best Life

    “A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish”

    The above quote is from the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery and it is an important motto for anyone who wants to move themselves to a better life. You may have ideas about what you want to achieve in your future,...Full Post
  • The 4 Things You Must Do to Get Fit

    What’s Your Fitness Category?

    When I think about fitness I like to divide people into four categories. This gives me an idea of where people are now and how we would like them to progress.
    1. Frail
    2. Independent
    3. Fit
    4. Elite Fitness

    Most of us do not live...Full Post