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


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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. 

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