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Guest Speaker: Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke (BASc (BA) '85)
Day/Date: Friday, October 18 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Join Alumna of the Year Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke (BASc (BA) '85) for a presentation on Walking the talk: Are we ready for step-based physical activity guidelines?
Step counting is now a widespread and acceptable approach to self-monitoring physical activity, courtesy of the recent surge in wearable technologies. Cadence (steps per minute) is emerging as a reasonable indicator of walking intensity, and using step-based metrics could facilitate individuals’ ability to understand and achieve a physically active lifestyle. Yet there are no recommendations for steps per day or cadence in federal physical activity guidelines in Canada or the U.S. Dr. Tudor-Locke will review current scientific evidence on several step-based metrics and their association with health, and highlight the gaps that must be addressed for us to move towards comprehensive, step based physical activity guidelines.