Staying Strong to Live Beyond 120
On this episode, first Dr. Gladden and Mark discuss the health benefits of getting out into nature. Then, they’re joined by Professor Stuart Phillips to discuss his work with aging adults at McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. He talks about people in their 90s and older who are still participating in exercise programs and the youthful benefits they’re seeing.
They talk about setting ourselves up for successful physical fitness that lasts well into advanced age, with both physical activity and mindset.
Stuart Phillips obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Human Physiology in 1995. He joined McMaster University in 1999 and is currently a full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research and the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human protein turnover, specifically in skeletal muscle. He is also dedicated to understanding how exercise and dietary protein impact body composition, strength, and function in aging.
Dr. Phillips has authored more than 190 original research papers and 75 reviews. He has mentored 7 Postdoctoral, 13 Ph.D. and 17 M.Sc. students and more than 100 undergraduate thesis students. He is a 5-time nominee, and a 3-time recipient, of McMaster Student Union’s Outstanding Teaching Award. He was also the first recipient of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s Mentorship award in 2017. In 2018, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition research.
His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the US Department of Agriculture, and a variety of industry sources.
Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Nutrition, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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