24 episodes

Simplifying health, fitness, exercise, Zone 2, and longevity, with your hosts Dr. Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks, MD. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

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Simplavida: Simplified Longevity Paul Kedrosky / Howard Luks

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Simplifying health, fitness, exercise, Zone 2, and longevity, with your hosts Dr. Paul Kedrosky and Howard Luks, MD. Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn’t rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.

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    The Role of Lifelong Exercise in Aging: A Conversation with Scott Trappe

    The Role of Lifelong Exercise in Aging: A Conversation with Scott Trappe

    The Role of Lifelong Exercise in Aging: A Conversation with Scott Trappe (Free preview)
    In this free preview of a longer premium discussion, Scott Trappe, a professor at the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University, explains the impact of exercise on improving the quality of life, particularly for the aging population. Scott highlights the research conducted at the laboratory including muscle biopsy studies and comparisons between lifelong athletes and non-exercisers across different ages. He shows that continuous and consistent exercise can better preserve VO2 max, lung function, and muscular capabilities. Furthermore, Scott shares empirical evidence showing that even individuals who begin exercising later in life can reap significant benefits.
    00:00 Introduction and Importance of Exercise00:20 Introduction to the Human Performance Laboratory00:53 The Aging Runners Study01:52 The Octogenarian Athlete Study02:16 Understanding Muscle Fiber Types04:40 The Impact of Lifelong Exercise05:17 The Importance of VO2 Max in Aging07:02 The Role of Exercise in Aging08:05 The Benefits of Exercise Regardless of Athletic Ability09:56 The Impact of Structured Exercise Programs10:02 Understanding Exercise Non-Responders10:40 The Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Study
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    • 16 min
    The Physical Activity Paradox: Why Leisure Activity Helps, But Work Activity Doesn't

    The Physical Activity Paradox: Why Leisure Activity Helps, But Work Activity Doesn't

    In this abridged "newsletter-to-podcast" episode, free subscribers can listen to an excerpt from our new post about the "physical activity paradox". The paradox describes how and why work and leisure exercise affect the body so differently, often in opposite ways. We are learning a great deal about this paradox, and the more we learn the more troubling it becomes, especially in a world where work and work-related activity are so central.
    Premium subscribers get additional papers and show notes, as well as well as access to the entire archives. You can upgrade at Simplavida.com.

    • 12 min
    The Case of the 92-Year-Old World Champion Rower

    The Case of the 92-Year-Old World Champion Rower

    In this latest episode, Paul talks to Dr. Lorcan Daly, a sports physiology researcher and the co-author of a recent paper about a 92-year-old, four-time world champion indoor rower. While there are a few surprises, which I won't spoil here, the main topics include:

    How to preserve fitness across a lifetime
    The importance of goals and objectives
    Why it's never too late to start, unless it's too late to start
    Why VO2max matters more than ever in one's later years, but oxygen kinetics is too often overlooked
    Here is a link to the paper in a recent issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology:
    Physiological Characteristics of a 92-Year-Old 4-time World Champion Indoor Rower 
    This is an abridged version of the full episode. For the entire episode, as well as show notes and a transcript, you can subscribe at simplavida.com

    • 5 min
    Zone 2 Training: The Mechanics (Abridged)

    Zone 2 Training: The Mechanics (Abridged)

    Zone 2 Training: The Mechanics
    The most frequent questions we get about low-intensity training aren't generally about the benefits. They are about the mechanics, i.e., the gear and the protocols. People want to know: What gear do I need, what workouts should I do, and how do I combine gear and workouts to do this? 
    In this episode, we go into all of that in detail—in a simple way. You don't need to think so hard: Just get on with things. Get your heart rate up regularly, at least to the point where you can't speak in pages, and the benefits will come. But it doesn't need to stop there, and we provide detailed notes about to take it a lot further and get maximum benefit, simply.
    Note: This is an abridged text-to-podcast episode using the latest AI technologies, and based on our latest report. For the full episode, or to read this or or any other report, subscribe at simplavida.com. 

    • 6 min
    Running, Knees, and Osteoarthritis

    Running, Knees, and Osteoarthritis

    Paul and Howard talk running, knees, and osteoarthritis.
    Topics:

    Does running cause arthritis? 
    Can I run if I have degenerative osteoarthritis? 
    Biomechanical models of the knee
    Repairing the knee
    What we can learn from professional athletes, if anything
    Bios:
    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.
    Music & Disclaimers:

    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.
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    • 10 min
    Unlearning Medicine: Reversals, Placebos, and Natural Experiments

    Unlearning Medicine: Reversals, Placebos, and Natural Experiments

    Paul and Howard discuss how medicine is changing, and how some common procedures and ideas that were once accepted practice are being abandoned. They also talk about the merits of shouting at your legs, and whether it's possible to mainline red wine.
    Topics:

    Why some procedures become accepted practice, despite poor evidence
    The "six weeks" myth in recovering from a soft tissue injury
    Examples of common procedures being rethought, or abandoned altogether
    Some candidates for future medical reversals
    How the coronavirus is creating a natural experiment in which procedures are necessary
    Readings:

    Fear and surgical decision making
    Medical Reversal: Why We Must Raise the Bar Before Adopting New Technologies
    Natural experiments
    Bios:
    Paul Kedrosky is a frequently injured athlete who, when he isn't rehabbing, is also a venture investor. Howard Luks is a top sports orthopedic surgeon.
    Music & Disclaimers:

    Crossing the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3562-crossing-the-chasm License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Marty Gots A Plan by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4992-marty-gots-a-plan License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Disclaimers apply and can be heard at the end of the episode.
    This is only an excerpt. To listen to the entire episode, as well as see show notes and full transcripts, subscribe at simplavida.com.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

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