2019 Summit – Helping Baby Boomers
2019 Summit – Helping Baby Boomers

ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: The Dr. Bortz Lecture: Helping Baby Boomers Stay Functional: Exercise and Dietary Protein as Key Strategies for Body Composition Management and Successful Aging

By Ellen Evans, University of Georgia, GA;

Physical function is critical to prevent physical disability and remain independently living with advancing age. The great majority of older adults are both overweight/obese and sedentary which increases the risk for physical disability, especially older females who are at greater risk for physical disability compared to their male counterparts. Regular physical activity, and especially exercise, combined with adequate dietary protein are primary health behaviors needed for a healthy body composition with advancing age, especially under conditions of weight loss. This session will explore the important question: Is it the load to be moved (body weight) or the ability to move the load (muscle quality) which mainly influences lower extremity physical function? It will also introduce a paradigm that integrates exercise and nutrition to reduce risks for physical disability in our aging society. Finally, “take homes” will be provided for the practitioner’s toolkit to enhance the translation of the research into practice.


This course includes an online video from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit and a corresponding online quiz.

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ACSM 3.00

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