Exercise, the perfect medicament: What is the prescription and how can we administer it?

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Group of cyclists riding on a country road Join Professor Michael Kingsley, from the recently established Holsworth Research Initiative, as he discusses research to optimise exercise prescription for health and performance at the free 2019 Worner Lecture at La Trobe University Bendigo.

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Thursday 17 October 2019 05:45 pm until Thursday 17 October 2019 08:30 pm (Add to calendar)
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Presented by:
Professor Mike Kingsley
Type of Event:
Public Lecture

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.

Event Details

5.45pm – Arrival
6.00pm–7.15pm – Lecture
7.15pm–8.30pm – Light refreshments and networking

Speaker Bio

Professor Mike Kingsley

La Trobe Rural Health School

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.

History of the Worner Lecture

The Worner Research Lecture forms a series of public lectures at La Trobe University and is specifically aimed at publicising 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.

To learn more about this series, visit About the Worner lecture series.

Circular Lecture Theatre, Flora Hill VIC 3550



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