Episode 2: Strength training & fitness over fatness | The Better Ageing Podcast
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It's the second episode of The Better Ageing Podcast. The show that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer.

In this episode, experts Jason Lee (physiotherapist) and Dr Jane Fyfield (geriatrician) discuss strength training and fitness over fatness. Listen in as the pair provide simple, real-world advice that you can easily follow and share with those that you care for. 

Show notes/ topics covered:

1:38 - Welcome and introductions 
3:44 - What is strength training? 
4:43 - Benefits of strength training 
5:08 - Best way to start strength training  
5:56 - Muscle weakness - a doctor's perspective 
6:50 - Safe strength training 
8:38 - Quality over quantity 
9:56 - How often should we do strength training? 
11:08 - Is cycling strength training? 
12:38 - Jason's favourite exercises 
13:40 - Fitness over fatness
14:55 - Focus on getting fit
15:43 - Is it OK to eat anything then? 
16:39 - Audience question 
17:05 - Dizziness and falls 
18:18 - Vestibular physio 
19:11 - Thank you for listening
19:59 - Closing story

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