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Muscular Skeletal Longevity: Dr. Vonda Wright

How do hormones impact the muscular-skeletal system? How can we treat hormone imbalance for both men and women? Why do women need to lift heavy weights? What do we need to know about glucose? What order should we eat our foods in to prevent glucose spikes? Why might HIIT not be good to do daily? What does it mean to be a peak performer? 

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Dr. Vonda Wright, double board-certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy for athletes and active people of all ages, joins us to discuss the importance of mobility, why women and men must lift heavy weights for optimal health, how to be a peak performer, and more. 

“My life’s work has been really dispelling the myth that aging is an inevitable decline from the vitality of youth down some slippery slope to frailty and dispelling the myth that there’s nothing we can do about it.” 

“Why do I get up and go to work? It’s because I know that by saving mobility, whether I save your knee, whether I make your shoulder not hurt, any of the things we do, by saving your mobility I’m actually saving you from the ravages of chronic disease.” 

“What people don’t realize, because we’re talking mostly about hot flashes, and brain fog, and sleep disturbances, is that the muscular-skeletal effects of losing your estrogen are profound and permanent.” 

“80% of all women in midlife, as their hormones fluctuate, have muscular-skeletal pain and 25% have such severe pain it’s disabling.”

“When people fall down — usually in the 70s, both men and women — and break their hip, 50% of men and women do not return to pre-fall function and 30% of men die.” 

“There is clear data that lifting heavy is what will maintain your power and as we age that’s what we need.”

“I find that being in a state of peak performance is having the faith to believe that we can do something that we cannot see.” 

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Connect with Vonda:
Email: vonda@vondawright.com

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  1. Dr. Wright mentions the importance of jumping 20 times per day for bone density. What I have read is that it’s important to wait 30 seconds in between jumps to give the brain the time to register and react to the jump. If this is true, it’s an important fact for people who are working on bone health to know. Would love some input about this.


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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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