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Fitness researcher to discuss "How Much Exercise is Enough?"


Edward T. Howley, author and former University of Tennessee kinesiology professor, researches and writes about fitness.

He is visiting Central Michigan University to discuss "How Much Exercise is Enough?" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Bovee University Center Auditorium.

"The lecture will present the scientifically-based recommendations for the amount of exercise – minutes per day, how many times per week, and how hard does the exercise need to be," said health sciences faculty Jeffery Betts. 

The presentation is a part of the Richard B. Parr Endowed Clinical Exercise Lecture Series hosted by The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Howley was a mentor for Richard Parr's son, Brian, during his time at University of Tennessee.

"(Audience members) will have an opportunity to listen to and interact with a leader in the field of exercise and exercise physiology," Betts said. "They can learn not only useful information, but the science and reasoning behind it – something that makes a profession different from just training lore, myth, legend and tradition."

The event is free and open to the public.