Thursday, Apr 28, 2022
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Lora Giangregorio, PhD, to learn about the importance of exercise for healthy aging and simple ways to add movement to your day. As we get older, we lose muscle and bone, we often become less active, and some people develop a bone disease called osteoporosis. While this can increase the risk of falls and fractures, exercise can help. Giangregorio is studying the most effective ways for older adults to exercise safely and optimize their health.
Lora Giangregorio, PhD, is a Professor and Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and University of Waterloo. Her research investigates how we can use exercise interventions to reduce fracture risk in older adults, particularly people with osteoporosis. Giangregorio and her team lead research to understand how to share and implement research into practice. They have developed tools and resources to support older adults in engaging in safe and effective exercise.