Holsworth Research Initiative

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Dr Carl “Chip” Lavie presents to record number of seminar attendees

Exercise is Medicine

World-leading expert in cardiac rehabilitation and disease prevention, Dr Carl “Chip” Lavie, presented a seminar titled Exercise is Medicine to La Trobe staff, students and alumni and members of our industry partner organisations on Tuesday August 16. Dr Lavie presented his body of research supporting the use of exercise as medicine including specific information around the efficacy, dosing, adverse effects and toxicity.

Dr Lavie has been involved with the HRI since 2020, contributing as a co-author on two papers alongside the Initiative’s Director, Professor Michael Kingsley and Stream Leads Associate Professor Brett Gordon and Dr Daniel Wundersitz. An initial systematic review reporting on heart health and endurance exercise was published in 2020 with a follow up intervention study completed earlier this year.

We at the Holsworth Research Initiative are very grateful to Dr Lavie for his time and look forward to continuing to work alongside him in future research endeavors.

If you missed the seminar or would like to watch it again, please use the links below.