When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centre for Brain Health, Rudy North Theatre (Room LL101), 2215 Wesbrook Mall
Physical inactivity is a “global pandemic” and the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Evidence is irrefutable that regular participation in aerobic and resistance-based physical activity, can prevent a host of debilitating and costly health problems and improve a wide range of health outcomes. Seeds that grow these positive lifestyle behaviours must be planted during childhood, The challenge becomes – if we know what to do to improve health, how do we engage schools, teachers, children and youth in actually “doing it.”
Professor David R. Lubans (University of Newcastle) will outline effective implementation strategies used to deliver physical activity in primary and secondary school settings.
Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on a first come basis.
Professor Lubans is the theme leader for school-based research in the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition.
UBC Hosts: Professor Mark Beauchamp, School of Kinesiology, and Professor Heather McKay, Orthopaedics and Family Practice.