In this episode of Healthspan Academy we discussed exercise through the lens of anti-aging and longevity. Our guest was Mackenzie Mclaughlin, who is the former president and current advisor of Exercise is Medicine Toronto. Mackenzie is a PhD candidate in Exercise Science at University of Toronto and the host and Executive Producer of the Medicine in Motion podcast. He also works part-time as an exercise physiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.
Mackenzie shared some of his research findings with us, as well as his insights with regards to optimal exercise methods and tissue prep.
(00:17) Introduction of Mackenzie Mclaughlin
(01:07) Impact of COVID-19 on his research
(03:06) Main findings in Mackenzie’s research
(04:10) First study about the effects of heat and low intensity and high intensity on the metabolism of caffeine.
(05:03) The effects of exercise on liver blood flow and if that affects the way drugs are metabolized.
(05:48) The study of the effects of inflammation on the way our liver enzymes metabolize drugs.
(07:20) How much of an impact that higher does have.
(09:15) Methods, time and effort in developing protocols.
(10:00) The hope that we can reduce the need for prescription drugs through exercise.
(11:40) Effective warm up design.
(14:30) Hacks to finding motivation to workout.
(15:45) Caffeine and how it works in the body.
(17:02) The effects of temperature on the clearance of caffeine.
(18:08) Refining post-exercise routines.
(18:40) Impact of post exercise mobility work.
(20:06) Study on low intensity movement on clearance of lactic acid.
(21:10) Exercise becomes more rewarding
(22:10) Exercise is a preventative means to negative health issues.
(23:30) The movement to digital / virtual training & coaching
(24:50) Mackenzie’s personal priority with his health & fitness
(26:30) Mental and cognitive benefits of Exercise
(28:45) Reverse engineering the life you want at 100
(29:20) A reference that Mackenzie has found in the past year
(31:30) How to learn more from Mackenzie
You can learn more about the Exercise is Medicine movement here.
Here is a link to the Medicine in Motion podcast.
You can read Mackenzie’s article on the role of exercise on conventional medicine here.
*** Please note that the content discussed in this podcast is intended for self education and is not to be interpreted as medical advice
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