Dr. Gabrielle Lyon: How to Exercise & Eat for Optimal Health & Longevity

Embracing Health with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

In a recent episode of the Andrew Huberman podcast, he did a dive deep into the essentials of exercise, diet, and longevity with the renowned Dr. Gabrielle Lyon. Dr. Lyon, a board-certified physician with expertise in geriatrics, nutrition, and muscle health, (and an avid ICON Meals supporter!) shares invaluable insights into how we can optimize our health through simple yet effective lifestyle changes. Here are the three key takeaways from the episode that you won't want to miss:


1. Skeletal Muscle and Longevity

Dr. Lyon emphasizes the vital role of skeletal muscle in promoting longevity, brain health, and disease prevention. Healthy muscles are not just about looking good; they are crucial for the overall function of our body systems. Strong muscles support our organs, enhance our body composition, and help prevent diseases. Maintaining muscle health is essential for staying active and vibrant as we age.

2. Nutritional Recommendations for Optimal Health

Nutrition plays a significant role in our overall health, and Dr. Lyon provides clear guidance on how to eat right. She highlights the importance of consuming adequate quality protein from both animal and plant-based sources. Understanding what to eat, how much to eat, and the timing of meals can make a big difference. Dr. Lyon also discusses necessary supplementation and how our dietary needs change as we get older. Following her nutritional advice can lead to better metabolic efficiency and whole-body health.

3. The Power of Resistance Training and a Strong Mindset

Resistance training is essential for building and maintaining muscle, and Dr. Lyon offers practical advice on how to incorporate these exercises into your daily routine. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, resistance training can help you achieve better muscle health and overall fitness. Beyond physical exercise, she shares valuable mindset tools to keep you motivated and committed to healthy eating and regular exercise. A strong mindset is key to long-term adherence and reaping the full benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


Dr. Gabrielle Lyon’s insights on exercise, nutrition, and mindset offer a comprehensive approach to improving your health and longevity. By focusing on maintaining skeletal muscle, following nutritional recommendations, and embracing resistance training, you can achieve a healthier and more fulfilling life. Listen to the full episode for more detailed guidance and practical tips from Dr. Lyon.

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Want more tips?  Dr. Gabrielle Lyon is a board-certified family physician, an expert in geriatrics and nutrition, and a bestselling author and public educator.

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