The Active Older Athlete

The Active Older Athlete
Event on 2017-07-26 19:00:00
Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. This aging process can be particularly problematic for the aging athlete. Patrick F. Leary, DO, addresses how decreasing muscle and bone mass, stiffening of muscles and weakening of tendons and cartilage can, in the aging athlete, be addressed by staying physically active. Proper exercise can help manage or prevent many medical conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and osteoarthritis. Dr. Leary points out that the key is avoiding total inactivity for any length of time, while allowing time for rest and recovery. Dr. Leary is a sports medicine specialist with LECOM Sports and Orthopedic Medicine and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at LECOM. Dr. Leary leads the team physicians for Mercyhurst University varsity teams and the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League. At LECOM, Dr. Leary is the Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Leary is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-Sciences and was Team Physician at the University of Notre Dame from 1995-2005.

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