CANCELLED – Free Community Seminar | Exercise and Metabolic Health

Regular aerobic exercise has been extensively studied for its evidenced-based effects on metabolic health. Engaging in activities such as running, cycling, or swimming has consistently shown positive impacts on various metabolic parameters. Aerobic exercise improves insulin sensitivity, facilitating better glucose uptake and utilization by cells, which is crucial for maintaining blood sugar levels within a healthy range. Furthermore, it contributes to weight management by promoting fat loss and preserving lean muscle mass. Regular aerobic activity has been associated with favorable changes in lipid profiles, including increased levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL or “good” cholesterol) and decreased levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides. These metabolic benefits collectively reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome, type-2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. The evidence overwhelmingly supports the inclusion of regular aerobic exercise as a cornerstone in promoting and maintaining optimal metabolic health.

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.


Apr 11 2024


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