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Enjoy an evening of food and drink as we learn how exercise can help to moderate energy intake and the ways in which movement can be studied with applications to fall prevention and neurodegenerative disease progression.
Working up an appetite: Effects of exercise and nutrition
Julia Totosy de Zepetnek, PhD, CSEP-CEP (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina)
Weight gain or loss depends on the relationship between how much energy (i.e. food) is taken in and how much is expended through exercise or other activities. For too many of us we consume more energy than we expend and it gets stored as fat, or weight gain. And because of the health risks associated with that weight gain, there is an increasing interest in ways to curb your appetite. This talk will focus on some of the effects of exercise not only as a way to increase energy expenditure, but how it can influence the ‘energy intake’ side of the energy balance equation.
Gait expectations: Putting a little pip in your step
Paul Bruno, DC, PhD (Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina)
Variability is a feature of many human movement patterns, and a certain amount of movement variability is thought to represent a healthy and adaptable nervous system. This presentation will provide an overview of methods used to assess the step-to-step fluctuations (variability) in an individual’s walking pattern. Additionally, the clinical application of gait variability measures in predicting falls and cognitive decline in older adults, and assessing the functional status of individuals with neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease), will be discussed.