Dr Joseph Maroon’s CNBC Interview on Daily Practices to Increase Healthspan

Jan 26, 2023 Dr. Joseph Maroon, Neurosurgeon, triathlete and wellness expert was recently interviewed by CNBC News as part of a series on healthy living.  The title of the interview is, 6 Daily Practices this 82 y/o Triathlete and Neurosurgeon used to Lengthen his Healthspan. 

Here is a excerpt from the interview:

“I tell people my goal in life is to die young as late as possible,” Maroon says. “I’m focused on my healthspan, not so much my lifespan.” Maroon credits his value of mind and body connection for his ability to compete in eight Ironman Triathlons, nine marathons and over 70 Olympic-distance triathlon events.

Here are Dr. Maroon’s Tips for increased Healthspan:

  1. Eat a Mediterranean diet. Maroon’s diet consists of mostly fruits and vegetables with chicken and fish occasionally. He rarely eats red meat.
  2. Exercise regularly. Maroon dedicates an hour per day to his exercise routine, six days a week.
  3. Abstain from smoking, drinking and taking non-prescription drugs.
  4. Keep your stress levels low. One way Maroon reduces stress is by balancing his values. He makes sure that he spends equal time on work, family/friends, spirituality and physical activity each day.
  5. Get adequate sleep. Maroon sleeps 6 and half to 7 and half hours each night.
  6. Takes supplements like Omega 3 fatty acids which Maroon takes for brain health and reduced inflammation. He also takes magnesium to balance his workouts and glyteine, which he believes may reduce chances of developing Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. You should consult with your doctor and do extensive research before adding any supplements to your diet.