Aging is an inevitable part of life. But just because we get older doesn’t mean we have to stop doing the physical activities and sports we love, get injured, or accept the role of geriatric couch potato. That’s why I brought Dr. Kevin Stone onto the podcast to discuss athleticism, injury prevention and recovery, joint health, and staying fit as we age. 

Dr. Stone is a world-renowned expert in sports medicine and orthopaedics, and his work at The Stone Clinic as an orthopaedic surgeon and in the field of joint replacement and treatment has resulted in 50 patents and various publications, grants, and awards. He’s also the Chairman of the Stone Research Foundation, which is a non-profit that pushes forward the science of accelerating healing and treating injured joints.

Beyond the operating room, Dr. Stone also has expertise and practical knowledge from working with athletes of all types and ages. He’s worked with the US Ski Team, the US Pro Ski Tour, the Marin Ballet, the Smuin Ballet, the Modern Pentathlon at the US Olympic Festival, and the US Olympic Training Center.

And his new book, Play Forever, is all about staying injury-free and helping you do what you love until age 100 and beyond. In our discussion, Dr. Stone and I talk about . . . 

  • Listening to your body and knowing the difference between bad pain and soreness
  • The field of stimulating the body to accelerate healing, particular in regards to joints
  • “Joint nutrition” like lubrication, stem cells, and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments
  • How mindset impacts performance and injury
  • Using injury to come back stronger
  • Diet considerations while recovering from injury or surgery
  • And more . . .

So, if you want to learn about cutting-edge joint therapies, the science of joint health, and practical tips of how to stay fit and healthy as you age, you’re going to love this podcast! 

Timestamps:

0:00 – Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching: https://muscleforlife.show/vip

6:20 – How can we mitigate the negative performance effects of aging?

7:40 – Does aging affect our natural ability to recover from training?

8:14 – How can we play at a level that is fun?

11:55 – How do you know when your body is telling you to stop working out?

15:38 – How do you balance recovery and working out every day?

17:04 – Can you explain lubrication, PRP, and stem cell derivative treatments?

21:17 – Would it make sense to have PRP treatments with healthy joints

22:45 – Are there any food or supplements you like for joint health and joint function?   

25:07 – How much water is enough and what is the proper way to drink water?

27:23 – What role does mindset play in the ability to recover from an injury?

30:33 – What are some signs you are developing arthritis?

33:23 – What are your thoughts about injuries affecting future performances?

35:25 – Do you have any diet tips when recovering from an injury? Is being in a calorie deficit harmful?

38:01 – Where can we find you?      

Mentioned on the Show:

Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching

Play Forever

The Stone Clinic

The Stone Research Foundation

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!