Free Community Seminar: Exercise and Immune System

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

It was once thought that exercise might depress immune function. Today, scientific evidence shows that moderate exercise benefits the immune system. This workshop will review the studies showing moderate exercise mobilizes immune system cells and helps the body defend itself against pathogens. As a result, individuals engaging in regular aerobic physical activity (brisk walking, cycling, running, dancing, walking the dog, etc.) have fewer illnesses and less systemic inflammation.

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! Please 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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Oct 05 2023


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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