Feb 9th 2018
Ben Kirk - Improving Health in an Ageing Population - Episode 105
Ben Kirk from Liverpool Hope University joins us today to talk about optimising ageing and how to create a better life for the more mature among us.
Ben is a PhD researcher who has a keen interest in the effects of muscle loss and bone density in older age and how to improve them.
We discuss why we lose muscle strength as we get older and how to avoid it.
What the best nutritional approach might be to keep muscle and bones healthy.
Why protein is so important and the reason so many people are deficient in Vitamin D and Calcium even though they take supplements.
And how just 4 to 5 exercises of 2-3 sets per week can make all the difference.