Glyde-In Community Learning Centre (Inc.)

Membership is required

$24, $16 Concession

Date:  Tuesday 22-May-2018
2 weeks (Full)
Time 9:00am for 1 hr
Venue: Glyde-In Garden Room
Facilitator: Ken Nosaka

We know that exercise is good for us – but now the types of movement matter too! Walking down the stairs, eg, is better than walking up. When descending, front thigh muscles are lengthened to stop the body moving forward; it’s a typical ‘eccentric exercise’. Ken Nosaka of ECU's School of Medical & Health Sciences is leading the research into eccentric exercise and has developed a home-based exercise program. They’re less challenging but require more brain-power, so they could help ward off dementia. Hear about their effects in session 1, try some in session 2. 2 Tuesdays, 22 &29 May, 9-10am.