Episode 26: Joy Skolnik 90 Years Young: Bendable, not Breakable

Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast: Take Control of Your Bone Health


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[2:49] Her journey as an orthopedic tech

[13:57] How lifestyle affected orthopedic surgery outcomes

[15:24] Her mindset around staying healthy

[16:52] Her tips for staying strong physically

[23:23] Motivating factors to stay healthy

Joy Skolnik on Orthopedics and Balancing Physical and Emotional Health

Welcome back to the Her Story: Osteoporosis series of the Stronger Bones Lifestyle Podcast. Join us as we dive into the world of bone health with women with a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia sharing experiences, insights, and strategies for leading a stronger life and taking control of their bone health.

Today Debi talks to Joy Skolnik, a happy, productive, relatively healthy, soon to be 90 year old, whose career in the medical field spanned over 60 years in various positions including as an orthopedic technician and has helped to restore the mobility of thousands of patients throughout the world.

Join Debi and Joy as they discuss her journey and experience with orthopedics, balancing physical and emotional health throughout her life and how she has incorporated everything she has learned from her career into her own healthy lifestyle.

"We recommended to many many patients that prior to going into surgery that they elevate their standard of existence in terms of their diet, in terms of their exercise, resolving any issues that were making them unhappy…You have to be a whole human being to have a successful surgery"

"We have to take to care of ourselves, there’s no one else coming in to do it for us. It’s not here to take this pill, here is this supplement, or here is this thing. It isn’t, it’s a self-care practice.”

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