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Wellness Wednesday – Lunch & Learn

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Wednesday September 6, 2023
1:30PM EDT / 12:30PM CDT / 11:30AM MDT / 10:30AM PDT




Join this Wellness Wednesday group to discuss the different ways you can improve your physical, mental, and social well-being.

This week’s topic: The Benefits of Strength Training As We Age

Did you know that we lose muscle mass starting at age 30 and that loss accelerates after age 60?  This loss of muscle and strength is what leads to falls, diseases of aging (such as type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis), a reduced quality of life, and ultimately a loss of independence.  But there is something that we can do about it!  Engaging in strength training will improve your balance, your mobility, your bone density, help ward off those diseases of aging, and even improves mood, sleep and brain health!  Strength training has been shown to be one of the most significant factors in maintaining a high quality of life and independence as we age.  How can we safely and effectively incorporate this into our lives and routines and stick with it? Learn ways to foster behavioral change and make exercise a habit, even in a virtual world.

  • Presenters:
    • Eric Levitan, founder and CEO of Vivo, eric@teamvivo.com
    • Dr. Katie Starr, PhD, RD, Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Medicine and Chief Scientific Advisor for Vivo, katie@teamvivo.com
    • Kevin Snodgrass: Head trainer of Vivo, kevin@teamvivo.com

Eric Levitan is the founder and CEO of Vivo. As he witnessed the decline of his parents’ quality of lives as they got older, he realized he wanted to better understand the aging process and help them. That’s why he started Vivo – to create awareness and a safe, engaging, and impactful program to guide older adults to a safer and healthier life.

Katie Starr, PhD, RD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and Research Health Scientist at Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Starr is also Co-Director of the Duke Center for Aging Clinical Nutrition Laboratory, and her research and professional experience focuses on understudied, older adult populations at high risk for chronic health conditions and functional disability. She is also the Chief Scientific Advisor for Vivo.

Kevin Snodgrass, NASM – CPT, CES, FNS, SFS, ACE, is the head trainer for Vivo.  He is a corrective exercise specialist helping individuals with chronic health issues and injuries improve their strength and mobility, with the goal of returning to their normal activities. In his current role, he is responsible for designing the signature Vivo strength training fitness program, including exercise levels and variations for participants of all ages and abilities.


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Please consult your physician or other health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. The exercise instruction and information presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical consultation.

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