Is 70 the New 40? Nutrition, Aging, and Exercise

This webinar was presented live on May 20, 2020

Presentation Description: The human body is amazingly adept at increasing its fitness capacity, even into the ninth decade and beyond. As the population ages, so will the need for sound nutrition and exercise advice for the grey tsunami that will change the face of our population. This webinar will review the physiological changes that occur with normal aging that impact exercise capacity, muscle strength, and nutrient needs. Food and fitness are cornerstones of optimal aging. Dietary patterns for healthy aging will be discussed with emphasis on nutrients that are in short supply in the diets of older adults. Strategies to improve diet, aerobic capacity, muscle strength, balance, coordination, and agility will be covered in this webinar.

CPEU: 1.0

Proposed Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe normal age changes and differentiate between usual aging, normal aging, and disease.
  2. Identify dietary protein sources that promote muscle anabolism in older adults and strategies to combat anabolic resistance of muscle.
  3. Evaluate dietary patterns and exercise programs that support healthy aging.

CDR Performance Indicators:
8.1.3,  8.1.4 

CRChristine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, is president of Chris Rosenbloom Food and Nutrition Services, LLC. She works with food and nutrition partners to synthesize nutrition research and develop communications for health professionals and consumers. She is the co-author of the consumer book, Food & Fitness After 50. She also authors a weekly blog, Fit to Eat. Dr. Rosenbloom is a professor emerita of nutrition at Georgia State University, where for 30 years she held various teaching and administrative positions, including department chair and associate dean. She was honored with the Medallion Award in 2019 from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for lifetime achievement. She chaired the Academy Positions Committee for two years, chaired the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) practice group; edited two editions of Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals and served as assistant editor for the 6th edition. She was an Academy spokesperson for eleven years. She received a Bachelor of Science in food and nutrition from Kent State University (Ohio) in 1973 and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota in 1974. Her doctorate was earned in sociology with a gerontology concentration from Georgia State University in 1989.

BMBob Murray, PhD, FACSM,  is managing principal of Sports Science Insights, LLC, a consulting group that assists companies and organizations in need of targeted expertise in exercise science and sports nutrition Bob is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine), an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the coauthor of three books: Sports Drinks: Science and Practice, Practical Guide to Exercise Physiology, and Food and Fitness After 50. When faced with the decision of choosing a college major, Bob opted for his favorite class —gym class. Becoming a high-school physical education teacher and coach seemed like the ideal combination of sports and fitness, but student teaching made him rethink that proposition. After receiving his master’s degree in physical education, Bob landed a job as an assistant professor of health and physical education coach at Oswego State University. Bob continued his education at the Ohio State University earning his PhD in 1980. After 5 years of teaching at Boise State University, he was offered the chance to create a research lab at The Gatorade Company. Bob remained director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute from 1985 to 2008, leading a team of exercise and nutrition scientists, and external advisors and researchers, to develop the wide-ranging scientific and education offerings of GSSI. Bob and his team’s research on the hydration needs of athletes and the physiological and performance responses to fluid, carbohydrate, and electrolyte ingestion contributed to the understanding of the importance of being well hydrated during exercise and of the role that carbohydrates and electrolytes play in helping athletes get the most out of their bodies during physical activity.