David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

Ever heard the expression “use it or lose it”? This week we speak to Dr James Timmons, an Exercise Specialist who aims to live to 100 independent and strong!

Episode 22 – Dr James Timmons

We are living longer, “old school thinking was that as you age you slow down, we now know that as you age you should be doing more… There needs to be a shift in the thought process from the government – we need to keep people active longer…”

With 10 years of Strength and Conditioning experience working with clinical populations, Dr James received his BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University College Dublin in 2012, MSc in Strength and Conditioning from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and PhD from University College Dublin in 2018.

His doctoral studies focused on exercise training and dietary strategies to support improvements in body composition and physical function in older adults. While carrying out his PhD, he also worked as an exercise specialist in Medfit Proactive Healthcare where his focus was on improving muscle mass, strength and function in adults over the age of 65. 

The owner and founder of www.youagewell.com, James’ mantra is to “match health span to lifespan” with s primary focus on improving movement patterns and quality of life of adults over 50.

James takes us through the many ways in which we can prevent, delay and improve muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, increase muscle mass and stay mobile with practical tips and the data to back it.

We hope that James’ insights motivate you to use and celebrate your body as much as it motivated us!


Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve x

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