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Keys to Successful Aging: Attend Our Distinguished Lecture on Exercise and Nutrition

Dr. Eric Rawson, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

The Centre on Aging and Health is proud to announce that we will be hosting our 13th annual Distinguished Lecture at the University Regina on November 26th, 2015 at 6:00pm.

This year's speaker is renowned exercise scientist Dr. Eric Rawson. In his lecture, titled "Keys to Successful Aging: Exercise and Nutrition, 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.

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.

This free lecture is open to the public and will be held in Room 527 in the Administration-Humanities Building on the University of Regina main campus.

Free parking for the lecture will be available in Lot 3M. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the Centre on Aging and Health and this event, please contact Scott J. Wilson, CAH Administrator, at 306.337.8477 or by email at scott.j.wilson@uregina.ca.