Posts by: Dr. Vonda Wright

“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 lupo,” which translates to “in the mouth of […]

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It’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 get so complicated?

Your guide to smart […]

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Something is killing women in this country at an alarming rate!  It is not bird flu, e.coli, swine flu or many of the other flashes 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 […]

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As an Orthopod, I began coaching my patients to change their bodies through fitness in order to save their mobility, a key factor in remaining vital and active. What I have learned, however, is that we are not only saving mobility but saving lives!

Taking control of our physical bodies is more than looking good […]

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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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