Posts by: Dr. Vonda Wright

Age Does Not Determine Your Fitness Level.

I wrote“Fitness After 40: Your STRONG Body at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond!” with one goal in mind:  to empower you in the best half of your life to take control of your body and master how it ages.  No matter what your age or skill level, you […]

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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 even though we like to call it “carrying a load,” you can resistance train by using resistance bands or […]

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Older, not weaker

You may believe that growing older includes an inevitable decline from vitality to frailty. However, I know many people who would strongly disagree. Those people include…

Professional athletes over 40 carrying their teams to success 70-year-old Senior Olympians running a 5:42 mile My PRIMA patients completing a 5k in only 12 weeks of training […]

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Produced by your adrenal glands, the stress hormone cortisol helps regulate blood pressure and the immune system in a sudden crisis, whether from a physical attack or an emotional setback. Though it means well, cortisol just doesn’t know when to quit. When not needed, cortisol can alter the nervous system, immune responses, and fat, protein […]

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The HEART of the Matter

On February 1, 2018 By

Something is killing women in this country at an alarming rate!  It is not one many diseases you see everyday on news stands.  The number one killer of vital women in this country is heart disease.

Our hearts are amazing muscles.  They start beating 6 weeks after conception, while we are still in our mother’s womb, […]

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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 invest a minimum of 30 minutes a day in their physical health!

Why this disconnect? We are surrounded by media that […]

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“Go buy a foam roller,” these are words I commonly say to most of my athletes of all ages and skill levels.  Foam rolling is a marvelous way to stretch your tight tendons and muscles and work out your problem areas before activity.  Essentially, the log of hard foam serves as a rolling pin to […]

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Last week, we determined that stress wreaks havoc on our health. Now it’s time to start at square one: Identifying your stress triggers.

What symptoms of stress do you feel in your body? Headaches, digestive issues, muscle tension, low energy?

Jot down any ways that stress affects your mental or emotional state. Do you snap at […]

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Stress comes in all shapes and sizes: drivers who don’t use their turn signal, kids throwing temper-tantrums, an overloaded (and ever growing) inbox – just to name a few. Moreover, the same experiences that stress you out may roll off someone else’s back.

Stress isn’t always a bad thing, either. When reacting to an immediate […]

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Be a Mover and a Shaker

On September 5, 2017 By

We are designed to move!  Look at yourself in the mirror.  You have two strong legs, three layers of core muscles wrapping around your middle to stabilize your pelvis and the largest muscle in your body, your buttocks, designed specifically to move you forward.  There is a reason your buttocks covers your backside and the […]

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