“Functional Longevity” with Karen Owoc

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Episode Summary

Karen Owoc, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-CET is a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. Because of her love for sports and family history of early-onset heart disease, Karen focused on a career path where food and exercise are used to treat, manage, and prevent disease. She just released her first book on functional longevity, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100”. In this conversation we talk about functional longevity – living a vibrant, active and independent life for as long as possible. Karen describes the importance of engaging in 9 fundamental moving patterns – pushing, pulling, pressing, carrying, hip hinging, squatting, lunging, twisting, moving on foot. She emphasizes different aspects of physical fitness – mobility, strength, power, cardiovascular conditioning and recovery. Rooted in Karen’s personal journey, and blooming into inspiring stories of Karen’s patients, this conversation will move you (pun intended!) to get up from your desk and get active. Tune in to learn more!

Karen Owoc, ACSM-CEP, ACSM-CET is a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center and works privately as a medical fitness trainer and plant-based nutrition consultant. She is also a speaker on lifestyle medicine and has been the weekly TV health expert on KRON 4 news in San Francisco for the past 4-1/2 years, speaking on all aspects of health in over 200 television interviews. Certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, Karen focuses on the fascinating findings of human longevity and the centenarian lifestyle.

Because of her love for sports and family history of early-onset heart disease, Karen focused on a career path where food and exercise are used to treat, manage, and prevent disease. She just released her first book on functional longevity, “Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100” and also posts on her lifestyle blog, karenowoc.com.

To learn more about Karen’s work:

Website:  https://karenowoc.com (currently under maintenance)

Book: https://amazon.com/author/break100

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karenowoc/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarenOwoc/

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenowoc/


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