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Maroon Taking Ironman Challenge

September 29, 2013

BRIDGEPORT — Dr. Joseph Maroon believes the journey to physical and mental well-being begins with small steps that gradually increase in size....

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dyingov

Sep-30-13 3:57 AM

uglyassmf, You claiming that money does not afford people more opportunity?

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atoddh

Sep-30-13 1:28 AM

ugly: You are correct. I imagine Maroon has a home gym with machines and possibly a lap pool as well. I have met him a couple times in a professional situation. He is a very dynamic extremely organized professional. He usually has a couple assistants with him doing all the detail work. They are a" well oiled machine" team; so to speak. He gets things done in short order and correctly the first time; laser focused. He is very congenial and personable in a polished, professional "power" way.

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atoddh

Sep-30-13 1:15 AM

*heart disease.

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uglyassmf

Sep-30-13 12:15 AM

Also Rag..your comment - I suppose when you come from money, earn $500,000 per year and have assistants to handle the little details for you, you can carve out an hour or more each day to work out. - I'm sticking up for Joe because i knew his family. I have never met him. He was the crown jewel. Yes..they made their money the way plenty did in the old days. Booze and gambling...then they sent their children to school to learn to do things right. Give the man credit. He did everything right. Look at the list of families in this valley who have done well in business from the old days. Two things are very common. Booze and gambling. Does any one remember the Flamingo..the Alamo..there is more..lol..the George family..Hankish..need i go on? the one thing they all have in common was they moved their money into legal businesses. Still the kids had to be willing to put the time and effort into their education to be doctors, lawyers etc. it's not an easy path even if you have the money.

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uglyassmf

Sep-30-13 12:03 AM

He works in hospitals. They all have physical therapy areas. he has access to the equipment. Treadmills aren't expensive. People buy them all the time and never use them a year later in the green tab you can buy a nice one used for 100 bucks. You can do it after work. a hard work out on the treadmill for 20 minutes is as good as a 2 mile slow walk any day.

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atoddh

Sep-29-13 9:39 PM

rag: The abnormal American diet and sedentary lifestyle is driving the cost of care here into the billions yearly. It is a recipe for hearth disease and stroke. Maroon is in his 70;s and able to do this because of diet and exercise. It works. Never too late to turn things around.

And yes he does have an entourage of assistants that follow him around taking notes. He is super organized. He treated my late mother once. His executive ability is amazing; in addition to his technical ability . He is also very charming and caring to his patients. Very masculine and polished guy.

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Ragnar

Sep-29-13 2:29 PM

I don't know how the good doctor finds time to train for the Ironman, work as head of his department at UPMC, do surgeries and work with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I suppose when you come from money, earn $500,000 per year and have assistants to handle the little details for you, you can carve out an hour or more each day to work out.

Those of us who work and have to take care of families are lucky to sleep 6 hours. Where should we find time to work out so much each day? There are only 24 hours in a day.

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atoddh

Sep-29-13 12:53 AM

Since I have commenced a diet and exercise program , per Maroon, I have lost 40 lbs,am free of diabetes, lipids are normal as is my BP.I am saving thousands in drug costs(for diabetes ,lipids and BP) by doing what he suggests and feel/look great also. I am by no means Iron Man material as yet. That is a lifetime project.

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atoddh

Sep-29-13 12:48 AM

The Doctor is 1000% right and a wonderful example for the public. It is amazing what one hour of exercise a day can due; and just a one mile run or even walk. He is very correct about diet also. Lack of exercise and the poor American diet(saturated fat, salt and sugar) is causing vast degenerative disease problems in the USA. Those in Southern Europe who eat the Mediterranean diet live to be quite old and are heart; very little heart disease and stroke. The Doctor did not mention red wine.(or purple grape juice )daily.

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