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Sit back in the comfort of your office and enjoy ICAA educational programs delivered to you via webinar. These broadcasts are specifically created for active-aging professionals – business owners, managers, suppliers, wellness and activities personnel. Through interviews or individual-speaker sessions, you will be exposed to the opinions of top experts from a variety of subject areas designed to help you and your staff stay on top of trends, meet new challenges and serve your customers better.

Are you feeding the fires of inflammation?

Presenter: Shirley Archer

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. EST

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We often hear about inflammation, but many of us are not exactly sure what it is or how to address it. In this webinar, Shirley Archer will shed light on what is inflammation in the mind and body and explain why inflammation has widespread health impacts, particularly among older adults.

You will learn about the relationship between chronic diseases and chronic inflammation and about the concept of “‘inflamm-aging.”’. The webinar will provide tips and strategies on leading an “‘anti-inflammatory lifestyle’.” that will help combat the negative impacts of inflammation and promote healthy living

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what inflammation is
  2. Recognize the difference between chronic inflammation and “‘inflamm-aging”’
  3. Learn lifestyle strategies to lessen negative impact of chronic inflammation

About the presenter(s):
Shirley Archer is passionate about inspiring people to lead happy, healthy lives and about empowering them to achieve health transformations. She’s recognized as an innovative educator, program developer and provider who promotes integrative health and mindfulness, blending Eastern wisdom and evidence-based science. A best-selling author, award-winning health journalist and award-winning trainer, she has motivated and educated people worldwide through personal and TV appearances, and blogs. She has written more than 1,000 magazine articles and books, including Pilates Fusion: Well-Being for Body, Mind and Spirit, and Fitness 9 to 5: Easy Exercises for the Working Week.Shirley has more than 25 years of experience in holistic health and wellness program development and has served as a health promotion professional in preventive medicine at Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine for 15 years. Find her at http://www.shirleyarcher.com/.


The measurable brain benefits of an active lifestyle: Research-based findings from studies in older adults

Presenter: Dr. Karlie Intlekofer

Date: Wednesday, November 20

Time: 1–2 p.m. EST

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It is well-known that advancing age increases our risk of cognitive decline. In fact, the top-ranked health goal of people over 60 is “to remain mentally sharp.” To date, no pharmacological solutions come close to delivering the cognitive benefits of regular exercise. Over 1,000 clinical trials on this topic have helped to clarify the types and level of physical activity that enhance brain function.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will describe the specific cognitive advantages of an active lifestyle, including how exercise changes brain structure and function, and offer simplified phrasing to help communicate these benefits to anyone prepared to embrace a more active lifestyle.

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About the presenter(s):
Dr. Karlie Intlekofer is a neuroscientist who focuses on exercise and healthy aging. She has taught neuroscience and behavior courses in her former role at the University of Vermont and published research and book chapters on the cognitive benefits of physical activity. Her passion in this field is bolstered by her experience working with a wide range of ages and abilities as a personal trainer. As a Matrix global wellness researcher, Karlie integrates evidence-based practices into exercise programming and develops initiatives that help customers develop an enduring habit of physical activity.


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