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Kinesiology department to celebrate Exercise is Medicine-On Campus month in October

Monday, October 5, 2020

For the fourth year, the Department of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Student Association, KSA, will be bringing the global health initiative, Exercise is Medicine ® to K-State in October. Exercise is Medicine-On Campus,EIM-OC, is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health and create a culture of wellness on campus. Earlier this month, President Myers signed a proclamation declaring October as Exercise is Medicine-On Campus month.

Throughout the month, the kinesiology department and KSA will host activities for students, faculty and staff. Participants can look forward to virtual “Lunch and Learn” presentations by Kinesiology faculty highlighting how to stay active during a pandemic and the importance of physical activity on health outcomes. In addition, there will be opportunities to get moving and win prizes by partaking in weekly physical activity challenges and the monthlong Bingo challenge. To wrap up the month’s activities, Robert Zarr, founder and medical director of Park Rx: America, will present the virtual lecture “Park Rx: nature prescriptions as a therapeutic intervention.”

Gina Besenyi, assistant professor of exercise behavioral science will present the first Lunch and Learn: “Health benefits of exposure to nature and nature-based physical activity” today, October 5th at 12 p.m. Please join us on Zoom or Facebook live.


Meeting ID: 923 8762 2253

For more information on EIM-OC, to view weekly challenges, or to download your Bingo card, please visit the EIM-OC webpage.

 Lunch and Learn Schedule (all presented via Zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/92387622253)

Monday, Oct. 5 at 12 p.m.

Dr. Gina Besenyi “Health benefits of exposure to nature and nature-based physical activity”

Thursday, Oct. 15 at 12 p.m.

Dr. Emily Mailey “Staying active during the covid-19 pandemic”

Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m.

Dr. Brad Behnke “Exercise, immune function and the covid-19 pandemic”

Friday, Oct 23 at 12 p.m.

Dr. Carl Ade “Multimodality imaging during cardiovascular stress testing”

Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m.

Dr. David Poole “Exercise, covid-19 and the physiology of masks”

Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture Series

Thursday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. (zoom link will be provided on the website closer to the event date)

Dr. Robert Zarr “Park Rx: Nature prescriptions as a therapeutic intervention”

This article was posted on Monday, October 5, 2020, and is filed under College News, Kinesiology.