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Let's MOVE It! Get moving for better health
Wed. 5 April 2017, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm ACST
You are invited to the G-TRAC Healthy Ageing Seminar Series. The Centre continues to run seminars and workshops on key topics relevant to the health and care of older people. Delivered by a range of experts in these fields, consumers as well as health and aged care practitioners are welcome to attend.
The next seminar is focused on the importance of bone health and physical activity.
Healthy Bones for Healthy Ageing
Over 4.7 million Australians over the age of 50 have osteoporosis or poor bone health. Fractures due to osteoporosis are also common. Therefore, maintaining healthy bones forms an essential part of healthy ageing. This seminar aims to give a broad overview on strategies to maintain bone health as well as the prevention and management of osteoporosis.
Speaker- Dr Tsung Woo
Dr Tsung Woo is a specialist geriatrician and senior clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide. His area of interest is in managing older people with frailty and sarcopenia, with a particular focus on effective strategies to improve their dignity as well as quality of life.
Keep Moving to Improve your Health
Being inactive for long periods of time increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and death. Even if one achieves the recommended amount of daily exercise, long sedentary time can still lead to poor health. The average older adult spends up to 70% of their waking time sedentary which can be detrimental to their health. The purpose of this seminar is to provide updates on how sedentary behavior affects older people and strategies to reduce physical inactivity.
Speaker- Dr Kareeann Khow
Dr Kareeann Khow is a consultant geriatrician and senior clinical lecturer of the University of Adelaide. She is currently based at the Adelaide G-TRAC Centre. She is a recipient of the National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship. She is currently undertaking her PhD study which focusing on identifying effective ways to improve outcomes of older people with falls and fragility fractures. She is passionate about helping older people to stay physically active, as an important way of keeping their muscles and bones healthy.