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Lecture: Creating Healthy Lifestyles through Active Design

Toronto, Ontario
October 23, 2011


Please join us for the free public lecture:

Creating Healthy Lifestyles through Active Design

SUNDAY OCTOBER 23, 2011 – 3:00 PM

Gayle Nicoll, BTech, MArch, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Design, OCAD University

North Americans are experiencing an epidemic of chronic health issues related to inactivity which contributes to over 200,000 unnecessary deaths in North America each year due to stroke, cancer, obesity and diabetes. Research indicates that daily moderate physical activity plays an important role in physical and mental health promotion and disease prevention. This lecture will provide an introduction to the risks of inactivity; discuss research linking physical activity with the design of the built environment and the ways that research evidence is being used to create healthier more active urban and building environments.

Location:
JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building
University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle

Located at the northwest corner of College St. and University Ave.
Access by TTC from Queen’s Park subway station. Paid parking is also available along King’s College Circle

For more information Contact Kathy Carter (416) 962-7314 or royalcandianinstitute@sympatico.ca