Introducing Fit Talks, a virtual series bringing together experts from the fields of health and fitness to educate, inspire, and support your overall well-being.
Are The Lungs Built For Exercise?
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time: 7 – 7:45 pm
Presenter: Yannick Molgat-Seon, PhD
The respiratory system is responsible for ensuring that our bodies receive enough oxygen and eliminate enough carbon dioxide. During exercise, fulfilling this function becomes more difficult. Nevertheless, the respiratory system is often regarded as being “overbuilt” for even high-intensity exercise. During this session, Dr. Molgat-Seon will examine how the respiratory system responds to exercise in healthy individuals and those with chronic respiratory disease, and describe some of the respiratory factors might impact our ability to exercise. The overarching aim of the session is to answer the deceivingly simple question of whether or not our lungs are built for exercise.
Yannick Molgat-Seon, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health at the University of Winnipeg and an Associate Member in Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at the University of British Columbia. His research is focused on improving our understanding of the influence of respiratory factors on exercise performance in healthy humans across the lifespan and in patients with chronic respiratory disease.
Polypharmacy: Are We Taking Too Many Medications?
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 7 – 7:45 pm
Presenter: Christine Leong BSc (Gen), BSc (Pharm), PharmD
In 2016, nearly two-thirds of older Manitobans were prescribed five or more medications and almost half of older Manitobans were prescribed potentially inappropriate medications. Medications play an important role in treating health conditions but we need to identify risks associated with polypharmacy and discuss strategies for optimizing medication use.
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