Exercise, the perfect medicament: what is the prescription and how can we administer it?Presented by Professor Michael Kingsley, Director of the Holsworth Research Initiative, Discipline Leader for Exercise Science & Exercise Physiology, and Rural Health School Director of Research at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University
Thursday 17th October 2019
Professor Michael Kingsley, from the recently established Holsworth Research Initiative, discussed research to optimise exercise prescription for health and performance at the 2019 Worner Lecture at La Trobe University Bendigo.
Although overwhelming evidence demonstrates that exercise training leads to substantial and varied health benefits, individualised exercise prescription is necessary to optimise outcomes. For example, elite athletes, who perform very large amounts of exercise, experience heart remodelling and are at an increased risk of some cardiac arrhythmias - so more of the same is not necessarily better. Professor Kingsley will present data from a recent collaborative project, where the effects of a large volume of exercise were evaluated on heart structure and function in recreationally active people across the lifespan. He will discuss these results, along with other work, in the context of optimising exercise prescription and ways in which we can encourage people to begin and maintain well-designed exercise programs.
Currently, Michael is the Director of the Holsworth Research Initiative, Discipline Leader for Exercise Science & Exercise Physiology, and Rural Health School Director of Research at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University. He is an Accredited Exercise Scientist, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The Worner Research Lecture forms a series of public lectures at La Trobe University and is specifically aimed at publicizing and promoting research carried out at the Bendigo campus of La Trobe University.
The University is proud to be associated with the Worner brothers, Howard, Neil and Hill, who were students at the Bendigo School of Mines, a forerunner of La Trobe University, Bendigo.
A video of the presentation is available.
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