Welcome to The Richard B. Parr Endowed Clinical Exercise Lecture Series. This event will take place on Monday, April 19 at 8 p.m. via WebEx. The link to join us for this event is located below.
This year we welcome Robert Sallis M.D., FAAFP, FACSM.
Director; Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Department of Family Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Fontana, CA
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
Past President; American College of Sports Medicine
Chair: ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine Advisory Board
Dr. Sallis will be presenting “Exercise Is Medicine: Merging Fitness with Healthcare to Help Patients."
Here is a brief description of his presentation:
Physical inactivity has an astonishing breadth of harmful health effects and the association between an inactive and unfit way of life persists in virtually every subgroup of the population. On the contrary, physical activity has a powerful effect on both the treatment and prevention of virtually every chronic disease, as well as mitigating the harmful effects of obesity. As the costs associated with diseases directly related to sedentary lifestyle have soared, it is clear that physical inactivity is the major public health problem of our time. If we had a pill that conferred all the benefits of exercise, we would recommend it to every patient.
It is time we start encouraging all Americans to take
this free medication!
Join us for the Parr Lecture Series
on Monday, April 19 at 8 p.m. for an exciting and informative discussion.