Western’s Exercise and Nutrition Symposium talks Lifestyle Choices and Health

Western University will host some of the foremost academics and professionals in the area of nutrition and exercise on Saturday, March 28 at the Annual Exercise Nutrition Symposium.

Hosted by the Mustangs women’s softball program, the day-long symposium is open to the public and will focus on the theme Lifestyle Choices and Health.

A keynote address from Joga founder Jana Web will discuss Yoga for Jocks. Other sessions will explore topics such as exercise’s effect on the brain, exercise and fat loss, the gluten-free diet, injury rehab, and implications of exercise for those with cardiovascular disease or type-1 diabetes.

Peter Lemon, director of Western’s Exercise Nutrition and Research Laboratory, is organizing and speaking at the event.

“It has become increasingly clear that nutrition and exercise choices impact our health in dramatic ways,” said Lemon. “The symposium will interpret recent research findings as well as provide practical advice to help attendees take advantage of this knowledge in their own lives. There will be lots of opportunity to question the experts.”

More information, including a full schedule of speakers and topics and registration is available at www.exercisenutritionsymposium.com.

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