Episode #3 - Ben Kirk: Exercise, Nutrition and Ageing

Ben Kirk (PhD) is a doctoral researcher at the School of Health Sciences, Liverpool Hope University, UK. His research surrounds exercise, nutrition and ageing, with a particular focus on sarcopenia. As well as working for USA Rugby and professional boxers, Ben has been invited to speak at national and international conferences including the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the British Dietetic Association, and at Harvard University in the USA.

In this episode we discuss with Dr. Ben Kirk:

– His research background

– What happens to muscle as we age

– The effects he saw during his recent study when older adults undertook resistance training and protein supplementation

– The barriers he sees to older adults participating in regular physical exercise

– Why he believes 86% of his participants are still hitting the weights and exercising 6 months after the study has finished.

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