Vonda Wright, MD's Blog
13 Hours Ago“In bocca al lupo…”
While running a marathon, my legs are my friends. My core and bottom, however, become my screaming enemies at mile 20. The crowd cheers, “you’re almost there!” but, let’s be honest, six miles is a long way from almost. I am “in bocca al...Full Post
3 Days AgoIt’s a waistline, not a wasteline
“Paleo,” “teatox,” “juice cleanse,” oh my! The diet trends are endless right now. It seems like each week brings a new gadget or system that is the surefire way to a J-Lo body in two weeks. This makes me wonder… When did food...Full Post
7 Days AgoHeal with steel
Arthritis is one of those very real obstacles that many of us face as we age. The pain it brings is extremely debilitating and can significantly lower one’s quality of life and daily activity. When this happens to one of my patients, then we...Full Post
On Aug 20Ah, the glory days…
Though I hate to keep digging up the past (think big hair and leotards), I need to address one more aspect of the good old days that should move to memory lane for good: our workouts.
I’ve heard it too many times. People try to do the...Full Post
On Aug 16I need more time, doc!
While I can tell you how to live longer, healthier, and happier, I can’t wave a magic wand and make an extra hour in the day. That course wasn’t offered in medical school!
But I get it. We are all busy. Between work and family and...Full Post
On Aug 12The final F.A.C.E.
So far, you’ve learned how to F.A.C.E. your future through flexibility, aerobic exercise, and carrying a load. The last component of Fitness After 40 is equilibrium/balance.
… Into believing you can skip this part of your health....Full Post
On Aug 10Carrying on
So far, we have learned about F.A.C.E.-ing our future through flexibility and aerobic exercise. Next on the agenda is carrying a load. You may be wondering what exactly that means. Let’s start with a few things it does NOT mean:
- Carrying the
On Aug 05Flexibility: The first step
As we grow older, we learn to grow more flexible in life. We learn to give and take in situations and bend for others when it isn’t always convenient. As our personalities become more flexible, however, our muscles have a natural...Full Post
On Jul 31Help! I’ve fallen…
“And I can’t get up!” I’m sure you all remember that commercial. Though it may seem humorous to look back on such advertisements, there is nothing funny about the message presented.
Injury is the number one reason active people fall and...Full Post
On Jul 30Live long and prosper
Not everyone has to agree with Star Trek nerds when it comes to entertainment choices. But everyone should agree that this motto is a great life plan! To make it come true, you need more than just a healthy body. You need a healthy mind....Full Post