Have you heard the expression 50 is the new 30? If so, the message probably came courtesy of a Baby Boomer. The largest U.S. demographic, followed closely by Millennials, is continually redefining what it means to grow older. Baby Boomers and their collective efforts are changing views on aging by throwing off the shackles of prior conceptions, creating a new paradigm shift about how one can live in the post-retirement years. Best of all, it’s a healthy revolution that’s catching on.
A Reinvigorated Approach
Baby boomers and all those in their influence are taking advantage of a host of new research and medical breakthroughs offering a new outlook on heathy eating, weight control, sexuality, physical activity and the management of chronic diseases. Some of these changes challenge conventional thinking of what’s considered healthy. This includes news focused on the re-introduction of once “bad” foods like eggs, fat and chocolate back into the diet, all in the name of better health.
Even exercise recommendations are seeing an evolution with people of all ages receiving encouragement to keep working the mind and body in order to ward off the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These initiatives are in part responsible for the creation of evolving exercise goals involving running, walking, biking, yoga or dance. Look around the starting line of the next local 5K, 10K, or triathlon or notice who’s next to you at the exercise studio and there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself in good company with individuals of all ages.
Keeping the Body Healthy
Extending life spans and changes in the health care system are two of many reasons why more people look for ways to keep the body and mind functioning at peak levels. For some people this includes eating a healthy diet and practicing portion control and for others it means taking up a new sport or re-discovering the joys of an active hobby. Unfortunately, a healthier approach doesn’t rule out the possibility of sprains, broken bones and worn-out joints. The good news is if and when these things happen, it’s only a temporary setback, not a lifetime game-changer.
Better techniques and improving technologies mean a joint replacement can get you back in the game of life quicker than ever before. In addition to joint replacements for hips and knees at Summit Medical Center in Casper, the hospital is also proud to offer solutions for ankle sprains, strains and ankle arthritis from Dr. Eric Linford, one of Casper Orthopaedic Associate’s surgeons. Dr. Linford recently returned to his home state after completing a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Sydney, Australia. He specializes in the treatment of ankle sprains, fusions and ankle arthritis.
Orthopaedic Services from Summit Medical Center
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex sports injuries
- Ganglion cysts
- Total joint surgery
At Summit Medical Center our orthopaedic doctors can help you manage the demands of an active lifestyle. Summit Medical Center serves the Casper, Wyoming, area with cost-competitive, high-quality medical care and superior patient service. We’re changing the delivery of healthcare in Casper and beyond.