What would we do without the media making people wary of exercise? Today, Matt Lauer interviewed Jane Fonda about her new workout videos targeting baby boomers. But instead of focusing on how great it is that Fonda is offering something to help keep aging women and men healthy, strong and active, he chose to ask her, instead, about exercise leading to injuries. More
Topic: exercise injuries
In today’s motivational anecdotes: Amy Keller-Bill, a yoga teacher in Utah, is teaching despite having two broken legs. She was hit by a truck over Thanksgiving weekend, breaking the tibia and fibula in both of her legs. She took some time away from the studio, but says the hardest thing about her injury was having to sit around and do nothing, so she returned to her post at the front of the class. She manages to demonstrate moves despite having rods on both sides and a plate on the left, saying that, “You think of little things that keep you from coming and working out, and they seem like minor things compared to two broken legs.” More
If you’ve ever twisted your ankle on the treadmill, you know that getting injured while you exercise isn’t cool. But that’s not what Hollywood stars and films would make us think: It seems there’s always someone getting injured on set or working out so hard they need crutches, somehow making them seem “tough” or signaling dedication to their roles. We hope there aren’t producers or PR people out there telling them to get out and break a leg for publicity’s sake, but regardless of where the pressure comes from to work so hard it hurts, we don’t think it’s a good trend. More
When Kelly Ripa wore heels despite a broken hip on “Live With Regis and Kelly” this Monday, she shocked the audience and doctors, at least one of whom thought that sporting high heels and crutches wasn’t a very smart look. Dr. Randall E. Marcus, the department chairman of orthopedics at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, told AOL Health that her footwear choice just increased her risk of falling or losing balance and worsening her injury, and pointed out that Ripa’s injury — a stress fracture of the fermoral neck in her right hip — is a serious concern, despite Ripa’s jokes about it on TV. “If you keep fatiguing bone cells, circulation is retrograde, and it displaces blood,” he told AOL. “The femoral head can die, and you can end up needing a hip replacement.”
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