Genetics play a huge role in muscle growth — and in eventual muscle loss, according to new research from McMaster kinesiology PhD student Rob Morton. Please click here
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Four individuals from McMaster’s department of Kinesiology were recognized at the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP
), held in Niagara Falls from October 31 to November 2. Please click here
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Estimates are that nearly 25% of Canadians will be over the age of 65 by the year 2036, and for Stuart Phillips, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, physical activity and consuming sufficient nutrient-dense dietary protein are critical to keep seniors moving and to fight mobility loss with aging. “I cannot think of a lifestyle habit that has a more positive effect on a person’s physical and mental health as being physically active,” he says. To that end, he and his research team have produced a video (hyperlink here) on the importance of staying active. Please click here
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Kinesiology researchers found that protein did not stop lean muscle loss caused by inactivity, however, whey supplements helped to rebuild muscle once the participants activities resumed. Please click here
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