December 1, 2011
Can physical activity help thwart cancer, diabetes, mental illness and heart disease? Based on mounting evidence, the United Nations this fall answered a resounding yes (http://www.un.org/en/ga/ncdmeeting2011/pdf/NCD_draft_political_declarati...), calling non-communicable diseases one of the major challenges of the 21st century and pointing to exercise as an integral part of the solution. On December 1 the University of Toronto's Faculty of Physical Education and Health will host an expert panel of speakers who will paint a picture of where Canadians are today and how exercise plays a key role in preventing such diseases.
What: Physical Activity: The Best Medicine? Ideas about exercise and preventing disease
Guest speaker: André Picard, award-winning author and health journalist
Michelle Brownrigg, Director, Physical Activity & Equity - "Physical activity in Canada: Where do we stand and what does it mean for our health?"
Professor Jack Goodman (http://physical.utoronto.ca/FacultyAndResearch/Meet_the_Faculty/Goodman....) - "Benefit versus risk: How much exercise is too much?"
Professor Guy Faulkner (http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn&q=%22physical%20activity%22%20...)
- "Sweat: The best anti-depressant?
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria University, 93 Charles Street West
Members of the public can register for free: http://thebestmedicine.eventbrite.com/ .
For media accreditation or to arrange an advance interview with a panelist from the Faculty, please contact Valerie Iancovich at 416.946.3713 or email@example.com.