The Healthy Weight Philosophy

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 
How to determine healthy weight ranges, achieve optimal weight and its health benefits, and sift through the facts, fads and fiction of the weight loss industry will be addressed in “The Healthy Weight Philosophy,” a free presentation, open to the public, on Wednesday, July 11, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
(Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus visitor/patient parking garage. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 permit and metered parking lot #2030 just south of the parking garage at E. Mabel St. and Martin Ave.) 
 
The lecture is presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center (www.arthritis.arizona.edu) at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Light refreshments are provided. 
 
Canyon Ranch Health Resort Research Director for Exercise Science, Michael Hewitt, PhD, will deliver a practical and reasonable approach to determining healthy weight ranges, discuss tools to achieve and maintain optimal weight, explain the importance of lean body mass and reveal the facts, fads and fiction surrounding the weight loss industry. Dr. Hewitt will detail the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and the subsequent health benefits with regard to joint disease, cardiorespiratory disease, diabetes, sleep apnea and more. 
 
Dr. Hewitt received his master's in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and completed his doctorate in physiology with an emphasis in body composition and aging at the University of Arizona. He is a clinical specialist in exercise and aging, cardiometabolic physiology and exercise for bone health. During his twenty-year tenure at Canyon Ranch, he has written more than 15 thousand individual exercise prescriptions and has lectured on that topic at the UA College of Medicine. In addition to numerous abstracts, articles and monographs on exercise physiology, his chapter on prescribing exercise has been published in all three editions of the clinical textbook Integrative Medicine. He has been a frequent keynote speaker for many organizations, including Speaking of Women’s Health, Young Presidents’ Organization, Chief Executives Organization, the International Longevity Center and the Association of Black Women Physicians, presenting his favorite topics, Living Younger Longer, The Foundations of Health and Living a Balanced Life. He is dedicated to preventative medicine and is a champion for the prevention of sarcopenia, the age- or disuse-related loss of lean body mass. 
 
Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, 520-626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu Notification of cancellations also is requested.
 
The lecture is part of the 2012 series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
 
Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Upcoming lectures include:
 
· Aug. 1, “A Fresh Outlook on Osteoarthritis and Physical Capabilities,” Randy Raugh, MPT, C-Ped, exercise specialist, American College of Sports Medicine; physical therapist, Carondelet St. Joseph’ s Hospital Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic.
 
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The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu