Open to the public. Admission is free.
Administration-Humanities Building (AH) Room 527
Free parking is available in Lot 3 M
Refreshments will be provided.
Dr. Rawson will discuss muscle and strength changes that accompany normal aging. He will then describe the importance of physical exercise and nutrition on successful aging. In particular, he will address the impact of reducing sedentary behaviour on chronic disease, the beneficial effects of strength training (weight lifting) and protein on muscle strength, as well as the potential benefits of using supplements (i.e., creatine) on muscle and brain function.
Eric S. Rawson is Chair and Professor of Exercise Science at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Over the past two decades, Dr. Rawson’s research has focused on the interactions between nutrition and skeletal muscle. In particular, Dr. Rawson has studied the effects of the dietary supplement creatine on muscle and brain function in older adults. Dr. Rawson has delivered more than 100 professional presentations, is co-editor of the text Nutrition for Elite Athletes, co-author of the 10th Edition of Nutrition for Health Fitness and Sport, and has authored/co-authored numerous articles and book chapters. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Bloomsburg University, and various foundations. Dr. Rawson is a member of the Board of Trustees and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.