In the Summer 2014 CNS publication Congress Quarterly, Dr Joseph Maroon writes about how his diverse interests in epigenetics, nutrition, physical exercise, concussion and managing chronic stress has influenced both his career as a neurosurgeon and how he approaches life. Read the entire article HERE starting on page 16.
I also have reconfirmed that being physically active may be the single most important thing that we can do to improve and maintain our health. It is well known that regular exercise or movement decreases the risk of dying from heart disease, stroke and diabetes, and also prevents certain cancers, improves mood, relieves depression and builds stronger bones.
These “outside” interests and avocations have made me a better surgeon, a better parent and a much better advocate for my patients. It has also reinforced my ultimate goal: to die young — as late as possible!