A few Sunday mornings ago, I was flipping the channels and came across local television station ABC7 News’s Beyond the Headlines Sunday morning program, where former gymnast and three-time Olympic team winner Dr. Amy Chow was discussing the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.
As I watched her interview, I was guilty of thinking that Chow definitely looked younger than she is (in her thirties instead of her twenties), which I think hurts all Asian Americans professionally. I’m always amazed to see Olympians who reach the pinnacle of their career at such an early age and am always curious to see what they do next. Mostly, I’ve followed former Olympian Michelle Kwan as she develops a career in diplomacy. Chow is currently a pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Chow thinks that physical activity instills not only health benefits, but also academic ability (by helping kids concentrate after channeling their energy into exercise) and discipline.