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McGill study probes secrets of elderly fitness

Published: 10 Jan 2013

Why do some seniors struggle to get up off the coach, whereas others hit the gym as if they were decades younger? A husband and wife research team at McGill wondered just that and embarked on a study to try to determine what makes some age better than others.
Their quest has led them to invite 14 elderly athletes to Montreal for a series of tests. “I recruited, scouted and picked out all of the winners who came in first, second and third in their events and invited them all to Montreal for the week,” explained McGill Exercise Physiologist Tanja Taivassalo.
Taivassalo and her husband Russ Hepple are poking, prodding and examining those outliers to learn why they have been able to endure.

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