One of the best anti-aging techniques you can practice is the art of de-stressing. "Chronic stress can lead to profound and detrimental changes in your body's metabolism that accelerate the aging process," says Rocco Monto, M.D., aging expert and author of The Fountain. "And, like a canary in a coal mine, your skin is the first organ to show the negative effects."
Dr. Monto discusses his new book on aging, The Fountain, in a candid interview with the indomitable Georgia Raysman Urbano in the GenoTV.com bunker, somewhere deep underground in Nantucket. Way, way, cool.
The ankle is highly stable in a neutral standing position. But in a downward-flexed, on-your-toes position, the joint depends more on support from injury-prone ligaments and tendons.
Top Threat: Sprain
What it is: A tear in one of the ligaments — usually on the outside of the ankle — that supports the joint. Severe sprains that leave the ankle unstable may eventually damage the joint’s bones and cartilage.
Cause: Stretching the ligament beyond its limits, usually by rolling the foot as you walk or run on an uneven surface, making a cutting move, or stepping on someone’s foot. Just a month ahead of Portugal’s 2018 World Cup bid, star forward Cristiano Ronaldo sprained his ankle and had to leave the game. “Outside of sports, the most common scenario for men is rolling the foot while going down a step,” says Rocco Monto, M.D., spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Treatment: Rest and compress the ankle, possibly with help from a brace. Rehab will build supporting muscles and increase balance with exercises like standing on one foot with eyes closed— important for preventing repeat sprains due to ankle instability. Surgery to reconstruct the ligament and brace the ankle is rarely needed.
Defense: Build calf muscles with exercises like calf raises to increase support around the ankle and improve balance. “They’re like stirrups that hold the ankle in,” says Dr. Monto.
Join Dr. Monto at Nantucket's historic Atheneum library on Tuesday, July 31st at 8pm for a free evening lecture on the science behind living longer and better. The author of the new bestseller, The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30, Dr. Monto will guide the audience through the latest research in health and longevity.
The summer heats up as the hottest new magazine, N, debuts Dr. monto's new book, The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30.
Here's an excerpt..." I am afraid of dying. It’s not the end that concerns me, it’s what happens before. You see, getting older is a relatively new thing, and we really aren’t that good at it. To be sure, modern medicine has done a great job helping us all live longer. Clean water, antibiotics and modern surgery have postponed the ultimate checkout time for most of us. The problem is that while lifespan has increased, our health span hasn’t kept pace.
Our parents, who worked their whole lives for a retirement they thought would be filled with joy and fulfillment, wither away while their frail bodies and minds disintegrate. They linger on while heart disease, hypertension, strokes, renal disease, diabetes, dementia and depression are more common than ever. Aging has become a disease. But it doesn’t have to be like this. We can turn the tide. How do I know? Because I’ve done it."
N Magazine is available online and at newstands and booksellers throughout Nantucket and Cape Cod.
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Narrated by the amazing Patrick Lawlor, The Fountain is sporting a new cover design and a new slot as the #1 new Amazon release on aging. That's pretty damn cool.
If you're in the Stamford, CT / NYC area, please come on out to the gorgeous Ferguson Public Library and join me on June 18 for a lecture on the science of living healthier. Very cool.
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Parade.com publishes an excerpt on fasting from Dr. Monto's popular new book, The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30.
Dr. Monto's highly anticipated new book on health and longevity, The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30, was featured by the influential trade journal, Publishers Weekly in the review of hot new book release on aging in 2018.