Long Live Healthy with Member Stories

Dec 13, 2011

Member: Peg

Doctor Rating: 4

Dr. Carrington has always encouraged fitness.

Dr. Carrington has always encouraged fitness. I am 61...had back surgery (repair in my L5/S1) in 1997, a right hip replacement in 2007, and a double mastectomy last year. But, I am healthy and strong. I credit a good diet (we all can cheat a little bit on weekends!) but mainly working out at least 6 days a week with my heath and success. I gained a little weight with my breast cancer surgeries (4 in all within 8 months in 2010 and 2011) just because I had some limitations...plus, there was an emotional and physical adjustment to my new body. But, I have now been working with a personal trainer at my gym and that has made a huge difference. Dr. Carrington is someone I have know for nearly 30 years...he was ahead of the curve in supporting wellness and in embodying that himself. I am 5'8 and weight 134. That is about what I weighed 20 years ago and I think I have more muscle mass now. Keep moving!! That is the secret to fighting fat, fighting depression, etc. Dance, walk, go to the gym...we are a generation with a lot on our plates with kids, grand kids, and parents (my mom is still alive--but compromised--at 96). We need to make sure we take care of ourselves to enjoy the longevity that may be ours. My husband just starting running again after many years and is training for a half marathon...we can't all do that but most of us can get out of the chair and at least walk. Also, if things get tough, find a good therapist. It is well worth the money. Love to fellow boomers and happy holidays!