Aging and Exercise
Somewhere around our late 30s or early 40s, our bodies begin to breakdown. We lose muscle mass, flexibility, strength and power. We typically chalk it all up to just getting old, but a growing body of research shows that inactivity is largely to blame. Researchers are also finding that the effects of aging can be drastically reduced by training a lot like an athlete would. Tuesday we’re talking about aging and exercise. We’ll be joined by a physical trainer and a researcher who argue that to age gracefully we should age actively.
- Dr. Joseph Signorile is a professor of exercise physiology in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami (Florida). He's also the author of the book Bending the Aging Curve [Amazon/Indiebound]
- Paul Holbrook is a certified personal trainer with a master's degree in gerontology. He's the founder of the gym Age Performance in Salt Lake City, which trains adults aged 50 and over