Do you even lift?
Maybe I’ll go for a run. Maybe I’ll try that keto diet that everyone keeps banging on about. If these are your first thoughts when you decide to get into shape, then there’s a good chance that you’re going about weight loss wrong.
Enter Maria Fiatarone Singh, whose research has found that when it comes to maintaining your youthful physique, strength training is more effective than pounding the pavement. Combined with an evidence-based diet, Maria will discuss how lifting weights can not only help you stay fit, but also improve your health in unexpected ways.
In the world of exercise medicine, Maria Fiatarone Singh is a gamechanger. In 1990, she was the first person to research how high-intensity progressive resistance training could benefit 90-year-olds in nursing homes. This innovative approach has continued throughout her career, with numerous clinical trials on exercise and nutrition for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and disability. Her research is so valued, that it has been incorporated into the standard exercise recommendation for older adults by major international bodies.