Free Community Seminar | Exercise and Bone Health

This is an in-person seminar at the MedFit Center, 151 Kalmus Drive, Ste K3 in Costa Mesa, CA.

Refreshments and Drinks at 6:00pm. Seminar starts promptly at 6:30pm.

A growing body of evidence underscores the significant impact of regular aerobic exercise and resistance training on bone health. Aerobic exercise, such as walking, jogging, and dancing, has been associated with increased bone density, especially in weight-bearing bones. This type of exercise induces mechanical loading on bones, promoting bone formation and strength. Resistance training, involving activities like weight lifting, further contributes to bone health by enhancing bone mineral density and stimulating bone remodeling. Both aerobic and resistance exercises play pivotal roles in reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures, particularly in older adults. The combined effects of these modalities create a comprehensive approach to skeletal health, with aerobic exercise promoting overall bone strength and resistance training focusing on localized strength and density. As evidenced by numerous studies, the incorporation of regular aerobic and resistance training into a well-rounded fitness regimen is a powerful strategy for optimizing bone health across the lifespan.

Presented by Jim Hicks, PhD
James Hicks, PhD is a cardiopulmonary physiologist and former Director of the Exercise Medicine and Sports Science Center at UC Irvine. Dr. Hicks received his PhD in biomedical sciences from the School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, and postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Germany, and UCSD. He has been a Professor at UC Irvine for 32 years.


Space is limited! Register below to confirm your spot. Registration will only be open until event is full. If you have friends or family that would like to attend as well, please have them complete this registration form.

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We love dogs, and there is one on-site! A lovable dog is part of our family here at the MedFit Center. Our canine companion is a team member and may greet you upon arrival as part of our welcoming environment. If you have any concerns about our canine companion or other dog visitors to the Center during your visit, please notify a team member, and we’ll do our best to take any necessary precautions.


May 02 2024


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Community Education,
Free Events


MedFit Training and Education Center
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite K3, Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
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