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Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine

Category: Season 1

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Daniel G. Drury, Ph.D.

Gettysburg College

Exercise, in and of itself, can have a profound effect on different aspects of health that rivals many prescription medications. Everyone knows that exercise is good for managing your weight. However, few realize that exercise can help prevent diabetes, control high blood pressure, decrease cancer risk, lower cholesterol and improve mental health (….and much, much more). Daily exercise can have a more profound effect on your health than your physician’s prescription pad.

Dr. Dan Drury is an Exercise Physiologist and Associate Professor of Health Sciences at Gettysburg College where he is currently Co-Chair of the department. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine where he has also served as President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

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Food Glorious Food: Satisfaction without the Guilt!

Category: Season 2

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Chef Donna Desfor

Imagine being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want, without any guilt. Impossible? Chef Donna Desfor says no!

Chef Donna’s presentation will guide you into a new understanding of taste, and how taste is experienced. With a new understanding, you’ll find eating becomes a more pleasurable experience and cooking can easily become a creative endeavor! And, once you know what you like to taste (and how you can create those taste sensations) Chef Donna will treat you to her “Three Bites to Being Full and Satisfied©” rules. The entire program will lead you toward an eating experience that is better, and more satisfying.

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Be a Spring Chicken Stay Young Forever

Category: Season 2

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Bill Gifford

Journalist/Author

Is it possible to slow down the aging process? As we get older hair gets thinner, our pace gets slower, and sadly many of us develop illnesses. Often so-called “cures” for aging are not cures at all, but rather money makers for companies that target hopeful seniors.

However, current scientific research may hold promise for a better understanding of aging in our future. Journalist Bill Gifford talks about humankind’s obsession with slowing the aging process and the effects it has on our lives.

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Transforming Alzheimer’s with Art

Category: Season 3

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Barbara C. Warfel

Artist/Art Educator

 

Transforming Alzheimer’s with Art

Art is an amazing way to express yourself. It is also an amazing way to fuel brain activity in those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Neuroscientists are exploring evidence that artistic expression stimulates growth of new brain cells and creation of new neuron networks in the cerebral cortex. Experience with seniors affected by Alzheimer’s has been very positive when correlated with art. “I have trouble getting participants to stop when art time is up.” “The fastest hour of the week” is often heard when art class ends. Art activity removes them, if only for a brief time, from an often frustrating and painful world by completely occupying their minds and intellect.


Barbara C. Warfel will guide you through how Alzheimer’s can be positively affected by art. She is a graduate of Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, with a B.A. in Art Education. She first developed and implemented meaningful art activities for senior adults residing in assisted living facilities in 1998. She has received many awards for her work, including the 2006 Spectrum Award for Excellence in the Arts.

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