The Prescription is Exercise
What if there was one medicine so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it could help prevent or treat many diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity? 
Scientific studies show that regular exercise can reduce the risk of more than 20 illnesses and is a useful treatment for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, depression, and other conditions. Exercise is Medicine¨ Australia is an initiative designed to help improve the health and well-being of the nation through a regular physical activity prescription from doctors and other health care providers.
Join us in this free webinar to hear from international guest speaker, Professor Steven Blair, one of the world's leading exercise scientists from the University of South Carolina, as he provides a global overview of Exercise is Medicineª and its benefits to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic diseases. Providing a local perspective including its current status in Australia will be Professor Robert Newton, from the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute.
 Exercise is Medicine© Australia, http://exerciseismedicine.org/physicians.htm
 Alford, L. (2010), What men should know about the impact of physical activity on their health. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 64: 1731-1734.
Webinar DetailsDuration: 60 Minutes
Presenters: Professor Steven Blair, Professor Robert Newton
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About the Speakers
Professor Steven Blair
Professor Steven Blair from the University of South Carolina is a highly published author, the first president of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and has been nominated by the ACSM as a member of the task force for EIM.
Professor Robert Newton
Professor Newton is a Foundation Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, and Director of the Edith Cowan University Health and Wellness Institute. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and Fellows of ESSA and the NSCA.