Free Community Seminar | Exercise and Gut Health

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

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

Aerobic exercise, such as running, cycling, and swimming, has traditionally been associated with improvements in cardiovascular and metabolic health. However, in the last decade, emerging evidence suggests a positive impact of aerobic exercise on gastrointestinal health and the gut microbiome. Several studies indicate that regular aerobic exercise may contribute to a more diverse and balanced gut microbiota, fostering the growth of beneficial bacteria associated with improved digestive function. Exercise-induced alterations in gut microbial composition have been linked to enhanced immune function, reduced inflammation, and a lower risk of gastrointestinal disorders. Moreover, aerobic exercise may promote gut motility, aiding in more efficient digestion and nutrient absorption. Though the field is relatively young, the evidence so far suggests a promising connection between regular aerobic exercise, a healthy gut microbiome, and overall gastrointestinal well-being. As research continues, a clearer understanding of the nuanced interplay between exercise and gut health is emerging.

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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Mar 07 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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