Iowa State University will be hosting a Hilton Chair Lecture where I-Min Lee, a researcher from the Harvard Medical School, will explain how physical activity can decrease chronic illness and increase longevity.
According to the most up-to-date
statistics given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
approximately half of all adults, which equates to about 117 million people,
have at least one chronic health condition.
“People often think of exercise as it relates to weight
loss, but the benefits of physical activity are far greater,” Iowa State
Professor of Kinesiology Warren Franke said. “Dr. Lee’s research clearly
demonstrates that effect. Her work also shows that any activity is better
than nothing. People don’t realize how little it takes—it doesn’t have to be
‘exercise’ to be beneficial.”
Lee and her colleagues published a paper in the journal
Lancet in 2012 stating that the reduction of physical inactivity by 25 percent
could lead to the prevention of one to three million deaths a year globally.
Lee’s free public presentation, called “Physical Activity:
Wonder Drug for Chronic Disease Prevention,” will be held in the Benton
Auditorium in the Scheman Building at 7 p.m Thursday.
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