Sedentary Lifestyle is the New Smoking - Rancho La Puerta
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Sedentary Lifestyle is the New Smoking

Week of November 16, 2024

Our bodies were made to move. Regular motion is the key to healthy circulation, optimizing cardiac risk factors, maintaining muscle mass, functional capacity, and joint flexibility – not to mention prevention of early dementia and some forms of cancer!  After age 35, most people every year lose significant lean mass and strength and gain fat mass, leading to a myriad of self-inflicted health issues. Dr. Rice will explore the latest clinical insights regarding the benefits of an active lifestyle and will explain the necessary ingredients for minimizing associated health risks.


With more than thirty years as a family practice and sports medicine physician, Dr. Lee Rice has become one of the premier medical experts on wellness in the United States and abroad. He has been head team physician for professional and Olympic teams including the San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Clippers, San Diego Gulls, San Diego Soccer’s, USA Olympic Volleyball and America’s Cup Sailing syndicates including Oracle Racing. Drawing on these experiences, Dr. Rice founded Life Wellness Institute, a revolutionary healthcare facility focusing on health promotion and individualized wellness programs for families and corporations.  Dr. Rice is a clinical professor at Western University of Health Sciences and a Voluntary Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego. He was honored to be the initial Dr. Jerry Lee Chair of Wellness and Integrative Health at the National University System. He is an internationally known speaker for executive organizations including Young Presidents Organization (YPO and YPO Gold), Chief Executives Organization (CEO), and Vistage International. Dr. Rice is a founder and past president of both the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Rice is an active board member with the San Diego Epilepsy Foundation and McAlister Institute, and is past president of the San Diego chapter of the American Heart Association; he is also a trustee and currently Vice Chair for the non-profit National University. Dr. Rice’s vision for comprehensive health is incorporated into all his activities and is the guiding principle of the Life wellness Institute.