GUEST SPEAKER: DR. KIRSTEN BELL, PHD
Why do humans lose muscle mass and strength during the aging process?
What relatively simple lifestyle changes can we make to prevent it?
You know exercise is important to your long-term health and well-being, and you probably know your routine should include some weight or strength training… but do you know why?
Get the answers to these questions and more when Dr. Kirsten Bell, PhD, is at The Glen Fitness Studio on September 21st to share her research findings.
Dr. Bell’s research at McMaster University examined how exercise training and nutritional supplements, such as whey protein, can be adapted for use by older adults seeking to optimize their health and quality of life. She will explain how exercise training and nutritional supplements can be used by older adults to optimize health and quality of life as we age.
In a nutshell: weight training strengthens muscles so they can support you through all your activities, throughout your lifespan. If you don’t build and maintain your muscles, there’s a good chance that at some point they’ll let you down – literally.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: The Glen Fitness Studio
Members: No charge
Non-Members: $25 at the door
Please call ahead so we know how many people are coming – 647.525.6839
ABOUT DR. BELL
Dr. Bell received her PhD in Kinesiology from McMaster University, under the supervision of Dr. Stuart Phillips. She was awarded the CIHR Institute for Aging Anne Martin-Matthews Prize for Doctoral Research Excellence in October 2014.
She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Waterloo, where she is currently investigating the role of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) on blood sugar control.