Dr. Vonda Wright, MD's Blog
6 Days AgoThe 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
6 Days Ago“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
On Oct 30What’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.
- Elite Fitness
Most of us do not live...Full Post
On Oct 25When it comes to discovering what it takes to grow-up strong and healthy, my 8 year old has all the answers!
These keys to growing-up strong and healthy are actually the same keys to growi...Full Post
On Oct 22WHAT IS ITB SYNDROME “HIP BURSITIS”
As your racing schedule heats up many of you will arrive in my office with “hip pain.” What most people don’t know if that pain coming from your actual “hip joint” shows up in your groin. The pain most runners attribute...Full Post
On Oct 19YOUR KNEES ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE
For runners and most active people, knees pain is a frequent complaint. That aching, tightness, popping, and swelling makes everyday activities difficult to manage. Knees tend to ache more than other joints because they...Full Post
On Oct 15Healthy, vital, active, joyful. These are not typically words 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...Full Post
On Oct 12Some days you may feel like the long hours you spend chained to your desk are killing you. The fact is, sitting more than 3-4 hours a day takes valuable years off your life. Your desk job just may be killing you!
It’s time to get off your duff! Sitting is...Full Post
On Oct 08EXERCISE HELPS FIGHT CANCER
Our mission is to help you lead a healthier life by being active. The less sedentary you are, the lower your risks are for a variety of diseases. Get moving to fight cancer!
EXERCISE STRENGTHENS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
There is a popular...Full Post
On Oct 05THE MEDITERRANEAN LIFESTYLE INCREASES QUALITY OF LIFE
According to studies on quality of life and longevity in different parts of the world, Southern Europeans are among the healthiest and longest living humans on the planet. Considering the economic crisis...Full Post