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Resistance Exercise is Medicine: Effects of Strength Training on Health
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Resistance Exercise is Medicine:  Effects of Strength Training on Health

Educational Webinar, presented by Dr. Wayne Wescott

9/7/2012
When: 9/7/2012
12:00 PM
Where: Online Webinar
Contact: Stephanie Marquart

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"Resistance Exercise is Medicine:  Effects of Strength Training on Health"
Presented by Wayne L. Wescott, PhD
12:00pm EST

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to discuss and describe:

1. The effects on inactive aging on muscle, resting metabolism, fat and related degenerative diseases/processes.

2. The role of resistance training in reversing muscle loss, recharging resting metabolism, and reducing fat.

3. 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:

  • Increasing lean weight
  • Increasing resting energy expenditure
  • Decreasing fat weight
  • Reducing low back pain
  • Reducing arthritic discomfort
  • Increasing functional independence
  • Enhancing movement control
  • Increasing insulin sensitivity
  • Improving glucose control
  • Reducing resting blood pressure
  • Improving blood lipid profiles
  • Increasing bone mineral density
  • Improving cognitive ability
  • Enhancing self-esteem
  • Reversing 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 Association. Wayne 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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