Physical activity is a powerful medicine that can promote health and change the trajectory of aging. However, in the modern world, we have drifted away from incorporating physical activity into our lives. As the barriers to daily movement have gotten stronger, the burden to exercise has gotten greater. As scientists learn more about the pathways of disease, the causes of aging and the mechanisms by which exercise exerts its benefits, we can develop targeted exercise strategies that can slow (i.e. “hack”) the aging process. In this session, we will discuss how physical activity can slow aging and how different types and amounts of activity can optimize desired health and fitness outcomes.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Anne Friedlander is an adjunct professor in human biology where she teaches classes in exercise physiology and applied science. She has broad research experience in the areas of enhancing human performance, environmental physiology, and using physical activity to promote healthy aging. Professor Friedlander feels passionate about the benefits of movement on aging and health and specializes in giving talks translating scientific findings into practical applications for people.