Lifestyle and Wellness Implications for Our Population and Our Athletes features three internationally renowned speakers who share their insights and experiences concerning a specific aspect of health and well-being. In his presidential keynote address, N.Y. Times bestselling author David Epstein reviews his groundbreaking exploration into sports science that looked at the relationship between biology and training. Next, Dr. John Hill discusses current trends in obesity and points out how this condition impacts the nation's health. Dr. Hill also details effective interventions for obesity that sports medicine professionals can employ to help both their clients and themselves. Finally, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky presents the ACSM Exchange Lecture which provides an overview of what can be done to attenuate many of the causes of aging.
Among the topics covered:
• The sports gene (David Epstein)
• 2007 world championships
• A sports medicine physician and the obesity pandemic: the real issue is inactivity(John C. Hill)
• Economic and health impact of obesity
• Exercise as a countermeasure for aging â€“ from mice to humans (Mark Tarnopolsky)
• Putting an end to aging