Physical activity for health
08/03/2018, 19:00 - 20:30
Speaker: Dr Rhodri Martin BM MRCP FFSEM
Dr Rhodri Martin is the first NHS Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine in Wales. He also works in Elite Sport in Wales, working as one of the team doctors for the Welsh football team and also at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff. He is also a team doctor for Bath Rugby. He previously worked at the London 2012 Olympics and at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Leading a physically active lifestyle has been the ‘norm’ for humans for hundreds of thousands of years. The modern built environment has caused a dramatic change in our activity levels, and with it a host of diseases and chronic conditions have followed. In his talk Dr Rhodri Martin will provide insight into the evidence surrounding physical inactivity, and also the evidence of the benefits that can be obtained from leading a physically active lifestyle.
The highly successful Science in Health Public Lecture Series is now in its fifteenth year and attracts a diverse audience of interested individuals including the public, secondary school pupils and professionals.
The lectures are FREE to attend; no booking is required, so please arrive promptly to ensure a good seat.
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