Glyde-In Community Learning Centre (Inc.)

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$24, $16 Concession

Date:  Tuesday 22-Jun-2021
2 weeks (Full)
Time 9:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Glyde-In Garden Room
Facilitator: Ken Nosaka
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Two sessions: We know that exercise is good for us - but now the types of movement matter too! Can you believe that walking down the stairs is better than walking up. When descending, front thigh and hip muscles are lengthened to stop the body moving forward, in which you perform a typical 'eccentric exercise'. Prof Ken Nosaka of ECU's School of Medical & Health Sciences is leading the research into eccentric exercise and has developed a home-based eccentric exercise program. They're less challenging metabolically but require more brain-power, so they could help ward off dementia. Hear about their effects in Session 1, and try more eccentric exercises in Session 2.