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December Lunch and Learn: How to Get Fit

Posted Nov, 18, 2013

Aging is an inevitable process, but the rate and magnitude of the decline in physiological function may be decreased by an exercise or activity intervention. The risk of chronic disease, however, increases through the lifespan. Therefore, there is a greater need to assess the individual’s aerobic capacity, muscular strength, balance, body composition and flexibility in an effort to formulate an individualized program of exercise for the older adult.  Once these factors are gathered, the individual can engage in a program of exercise.  

The December Lunch and Learn presentation, titled “How to Get Fit,” will take place on Dec. 5 from noon-1 p.m. in the Heer Hall Training room. 

This month’s presenter is Ellen Glickman, Ph.D.  Glickman is professor and coordinator of exercise physiology in the School of Health Sciences at Kent State University. Her presentation will discuss the overall benefits of exercise and integrated into the presentation will be an overview of the faculty/staff exercise program. The faculty/staff exercise program is offered and supported by Kent State’s Division of Human Resources in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences.

Click here to register for this informative Lunch and Learn.