Events

The Ins and Outs and Ups and Downs of Physical Activity: 20 Good Reasons to get People Moving

Summary

Rural Clinical School Research Roundup presented by Dr Verity Cleland

Start Date

26th Apr 2012 12:30pm

End Date

26th Apr 2012 1:30pm

Venue

Mersey Seminar Room 1, Rural Clinical School (Videoconference to: Burnie RCS Multi A; Hobart HCML Blg Level 5; Launceston NH.J036)

RSVP / Contact Information

RSVP by phone: 6430 4550 or email: Karlie.Bamford@utas.edu.au

Rural Clinical School Research Roundup

presented by

Dr Verity Cleland
NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Physical inactivity is a key risk factor for a large number of chronic diseases, but less than half of Australian adults are regularly active at levels recommended for good health. Some population groups – women, those experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage, and rural residents – are even less active, placing them at higher risk for chronic disease and poor health.

Dr Cleland’s research aims to understand the individual, social and environmental influences on physical activity, with a particular focus on population groups at high risk, in order to provide guidance for the development of programs and policies that aim to increase physical activity.

Website: http://www.utas.edu.au/rural-clinical-school/about-the-rcs/calendar/rcs-events-registration