Neighbourhood environments and physical activity intensity in healthy ageing
Published: Monday 28th August 2017
ACU's Institute for Health and Ageing is pleased to invite you to attend the September offering of their 2017 Live Long Live Well Colloquium Series. The series comprises talks from colleagues and collaborators working across a range of disciplines relative to the pursuit of healthy and active ageing.
On 6 September, Dr Klaus Gebel from the School of Allied Health will present: The role of neighbourhood environments and physical activity intensity in healthy ageing - Findings from the 45 and Up study
When: 2-3pm (AEDT), Wednesday 6 September
Where: Rm 470.6.02, Level 6, 215 Spring Street Melbourne
Attend: In person, teleconference, or via audio-visual link from an ACU location
Dr Klaus Gebel is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health at ACU. He also holds Adjunct Senior Research Fellowships with the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and at the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention at James Cook University.
Klaus's main research areas are the relationship between built environments, physical activity and health and health effects of physical activity.
Through the media, Klaus's 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine reached more than 1.1 billion people and he was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk: Why some vigorous activity could save your life.
Recently Klaus co-edited a book entitled "Walking - Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health", which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation and public health.
Klaus outlines his 6 September presentation as follows:
Current physical activity guidelines promote the health benefits of both moderate and vigorous activities, leaving individuals to choose their activity patterns according to their preferences and abilities. However, emerging evidence indicates that independent of the volume of activity engaging in some vigorous activity may provide additional health benefits.
Most of the research on built environments, physical activity and health is cross-sectional. The other main part of the presentation will look at prospective relationships between environmental perceptions and changes in physical activity and health outcomes
ACU colleagues are encouraged to dial in from a campus A/V meeting room, or by using Polycom Realpresence on their computer desktop. A/V room bookings can be made via Service Now or Servicedesk@acu.edu.au, or by calling 07 3623 7272. The Service desk can also assist with Polycom installation on your PC or laptop.
Please contact IHA as per the details below to obtain dial-in details for joining the colloquium via A/V link from an ACU location, or via teleconference from another location.
Register your interest in attending with IHA@acu.edu.au / 03 9230 8170.
For more information on IHA’s Live Long Live Well colloquium series please see our relevant event page.