In this episode, I'm focusing on veganism within the contexts of healthy aging and strength training. Improve your plant-based nutrition in 5 steps, learn how our nutritional needs change with age and how to set yourself up for amazing health in later life, find out which 6 movements you must include in your strength training program, and much more.
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> My 5-step approach to improving your plant-based nutrition.
>> A spotlight on a few key nutrients: protein, iron, calcium, and B12, and how our needs change during the lifecycle.
>> 3 mistakes vegans often make with their nutrition, and how to avoid them.
>> The importance of strength training and how it benefits us, especially in later life.
>> The 6 fundamental movement patterns to include in your strength training program.
>> Tips for incorporating strength training into your life - for life!
Mentioned in the episode:
>> Karina's full presentation on veganism, healthy aging, and strength training (presented via videoconferencing).
>> Vesanto Melina, lead author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' position paper on veganism, on episode 12 of this show.
>> Karina's 350-item vegan grocery list for inspiration!
The importance of lifelong physical activity:
>> These are MRI cross sections of the quadriceps (thigh) muscle. Original study here.
>> The researchers conclude, "This study contradicts the common observation that muscle mass and strength decline as a function of aging alone. Instead, these declines may signal the effect of chronic disuse rather than muscle aging."
The 6 fundamental movements patterns to include in your training programs:
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