Robert Drapkin, M.D., is a highly respected doctor, a cancer specialist, speaker, author and health and fitness guru for those over 50.
Inspired by his own unhealthy habits and his sick patients, he began lifting weights when he was in his 50s. Now in his 70s, he’s an active world-class bodybuilder who recently took second place in the Masters National Bodybuilding Championship. More importantly, he’s an expert on the many benefits of fitness for older adults.
He explains how his first foray into fitness wasn’t as successful as he’d hoped it’d be and how, as a physician, it took him by surprise how much he didn’t know about diet and exercise. He reveals some of the early mistakes he made on his path to health and wellness and shares the two main ingredients of success.
Dr. Drapkin explains why he believes it’s essential for everyone to be lifting weights, including in your 80s and 90s. He shares his workout tips for warding off the loss of muscle mass as we age and reveals how many days a week you should be working your muscles to make a difference. It’s less than you think!
Plus, Dr. Drapkin explains the brain-building power of lifting weights and how it can affect memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s.