The next Phoenix Forum on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. will present, “Exercise is Medicine for Physical and Mental Health” by Jo Morrissey and Alan Chu, of UW-Green Bay’s Psychology program, leading the discussion. Here’s a description:
Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, mental disorders and health issues related to the more recent pandemic. In addition to improving an individual’s overall health, increasing physical activity has proven effective in the treatment and prevention of chronic diseases. Even with a myriad of benefits associated with physical activity, levels of inactivity in the United States are alarming.
Exercise is Medicine (EIM), a global initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine, is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many physical and mental conditions. In Dr. Jo Morrissey’s and Dr. Alan Chu’s presentation, they will discuss current physical activity levels in the United States and CDC recommendations, the mental and physical benefits associated with physical activity, adherence strategies for an active lifestyle, and how they are bringing EIM to the UW-Green Bay campus and the local community to rise beyond the ordinary by moving often, moving well, and moving together toward a healthy life and community.
Register for the virtual event.