Fit Talks is a virtual series bringing together experts from the fields of health and fitness to educate, inspire, and support your overall well-being.
Canada’s New 24-Hour Movement Guidelines
Tuesday, April 13
7 – 7:45 pm CST
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology released Canada’s new ’24 Hour Movement Guidelines’ in October of 2020. Canada has led the world in integrating the healthy behaviours of adequate sleep, reducing sedentary behaviour, and getting regular physical activity and exercise. Dr. Fowles will highlight the key evidence informing the new 24 Hour Guidelines, and identify key practical strategies to achieving them.
Jonathon Fowles, PhD is a researcher, practitioner and advocate, whose work has focused on implementation of physical activity guidelines into practice. He has spearheaded initiatives with many national and regional organizations to increase physical activity counseling by health care providers and to improve the standards and use of exercise professionals to assist Canadians to be active.
Fitting in Activity for the Prevention and Management of Heart Disease
Tuesday, April 20
7 – 7:45 pm CST
Regular physical activity is a proven method for preventing and treating heart disease. And it doesn't mean you have to go to the gym to do it (although that's good too). From 'stealth exercise' to 'exercise snacks' find out ways how you can fit activity into your daily life.
Dr. Scott Lear is a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and the inaugural Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul's Hospital. His research focuses on lifestyle measures for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, and using technology to support patients at a distance. He writes a weekly blog (Feel Healthy with Dr. Scott Lear) to share his expertise and patient experience regarding healthy living and can often be found on Twitter and Instagram @DrScottLear.
Life Changes and Medications Which are Good in the Past may not be the Best Choice, Now.
Thursday, April 29
7 – 7:45 pm CST
Many seniors already know what the research shows – too many older adults take too many medications and some medications are no longer safe in patients over the age of 65. You may ask, “Where do I begin?” and “What alternatives are available?” Join us to learn about deprescribing – the process of reducing medication burden and potential harm while maintaining and/or improving functionality, independence, and quality of life.
Mathilda Prinsloo, BPharm, BCGP, CDE, EPPh, practices as a clinical pharmacist in the community in Winnipeg. She has training and expertise in the management of medications in older individuals, diabetes, and pain management, deprescribing, and cognitive behavioural therapy. For more than 10 years, she has been working with seniors, their physicians and families to make their medications as safe and effective as possible and help them thrive!
Fit Talks Replay Presentations
Prehab Before Surgery: What’s All the Hype?
Dr. Rakesh Arora
Tuesday, February 2
Supporting Sleep Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Diana E. McMillan, PhD
Thursday, February 4
Navigating Diet Trends: Balancing Evidence and Sustainability to Determine the Best Way to Eat for You
Amanda Nash, RD
Thursday, February 9
Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Jai Jai Shiva Shankar
Thursday, February 11
Living with SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) and How to Prevent Future Events
Dr. Olga Toleva
Tuesday, February 16
Flax: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Thursday, February 18
Physical Inactivity and the Heart: Can Being a Couch Potato Give Me Heart Disease?
Dr. Robinder Singh
Tuesday, February 23
If Sitting is the New Smoking, Why Do We Sit Down to Exercise?
Dr. Neil Craton
Thursday, February 25
DJ Heart Smart: Using BPMs to Exercise Effectively
Wednesday, March 3
COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered
Wednesday, March 10
Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying
Jeff Leiter, PhD
Tuesday, March 16
Don't Forget Your Balance
Sandra Webber, PhD
Tuesday, March 23
Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour Across the Cancer Continuum: Current Evidence and Guidelines
Christine Friedenreich, PhD
Tuesday, March 30
Surviving Chronic Pain for You and Your Loved One
Dr. Brigitte Sabourin
Wednesday, April 7
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