We all made it back from the conference in one piece. Fun was had by all, we enjoyed all the speakers presentations and had a great time discussing things with our peers.
On each upcoming Fit Tip I will add more content regarding some of the presentations.
Key Note speaker Dr Doug McGuff: Spoke on the lifetime medicine that is strength training and the proteins called myokines.
Myokines your medicine, in strength and health.
Myokines are small proteins (with big health benefits) that are secreted by muscle cells during muscular contractions.
They are released by skeletal muscles during contractions/exercise. They communicate an anti-inflammatory message helping locally in the repair, regeneration and hypertrophy of muscle tissue. Beyond that they play an important role in keeping many organs and processes within the body working optimally. Myokines are valuable in the prevention and control of metabolic dysfunction, chronic diseases, and even some cancers.
Myokines are known to help with:
Type 2 diabetes