"Resistance Exercise is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health"
Presented by Wayne L. Wescott, PhD
At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able
to discuss and describe:
The effects on inactive aging on muscle, resting
metabolism, fat and related degenerative diseases/processes.
The role of resistance training in reversing
muscle loss, recharging resting metabolism, and reducing fat.
The role of resistance training in resisting
type 2 diabetes, improving cardiovascular health, increasing bone density, and
enhancing mental health.
More specifically, the webinar participants will be able to
affirm the research-based effectiveness of resistance exercise for:
resting energy expenditure
low back pain
resting blood pressure
blood lipid profiles
bone mineral density
aging factors in skeletal muscle
Wayne L. Westcott, Ph.D., directed fitness research programs
at the South Shore YMCA in Quincy,
MA for more than 25 years. In 2006, he developed an Exercise Science
Major at Quincy College, where he now teaches and
conducts strength training research studies. Wayne
has been a strength training consultant for numerous organizations, including
the United States Navy, the American Council on Exercise, and the YMCA of the USA. He has authored/co-authored 24
books/textbooks, and more than 60 peer-reviewed papers. Wayne serves as an
editorial advisor/reviewer/writer/columnist for many publications, including The
Physician and Sportsmedicine, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, ACSM’s
Certified News, On-Site Fitness, Prevention, and Shape. He has been the keynote speaker for national
meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American College
of Nutrition, and the National Intramural and Recreational Sports
has served on the Executive Committee for the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as
on the Advisory Boards for the International Council on Active Aging and for
the International Association of Fitness Professionals. He has received the Lifetime Achievement
Award from the International Association of Fitness Professionals, the Healthy
American Fitness Leader Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness
and Sports, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Governor’s Committee on
Physical Fitness and Sports, and the Alumni Recognition Award from the Pennsylvania State University.
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