The Calgary Health Show

Calgary Health Show

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Get tips on healthy eating, exercise, and clean living from panelists during a weekend-long health expo

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  • C$9 for Two Single-Day Passes (C$24 value)
  • C$14 for Two Weekend Passes (C$36 value)

The Calgary Health Show runs from February 20th to the 21st at Stampede Park.

Building Muscle: Cells on the Move

Read on to learn exactly how fitness classes leave you with more muscle or better tone.

Bulky upper-body muscles might have hindered early humans who had to chase their prey across the plains, but it could help those who often had to climb trees to adjust their satellite dishes. That’s why the body builds muscle according mostly to use: do enough curls, and the biceps expand. As anyone who has experienced post-workout soreness could intuit, those curls are actually a form of controlled damage, making thousands of miniscule tears to the muscle tissue that beckon autoimmune cells to show up alongside testosterone and other hormones. The white blood cells help switch on satellite cells, which are similar to stem cells. Before they’re activated, satellite cells aren’t doing much—instead, they lie dormant around muscle fibers until they’re called into action to repair torn tissue.

This isn’t the only kind of cellular transformation at work in growing muscles. Long muscle cells, which contain several nuclei, can also begin to change type after a workout. Certain kinds of muscle fibers are equipped to handle brief bursts of effort but will quickly become tired if asked to do more intense work. These are the first to disappear as someone starts an exercise routine, as they’re converted into fibers with more endurance. This principle is so dramatic that a sports scientist can generally tell whether someone is a professional athlete or a professional mattress model by examining a minute sample of muscle tissue.

Customer Reviews

13 Ratings

The speakers and topics are very interesting, full of good information. We learned lots and enjoyed both days at the show!
Kee L. · February 29, 2016
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    Calgary Health Show

    Stampede Park, BMO Centre, Hall D

    1410 Olympic Way SE

    Calgary, AB T2G 2W1

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