Rachele Pojednic, PhD, a nutrition and exercise scientist, dishes practical advice on how to reap the many benefits of exercise at any age, and busts common exercise myths along the way. As a researcher, educator, coach, and spin instructor, she truly "walks the talk".
Dr. Pojednic sets the record straight on:
- What is lifestyle medicine and how does it differ from alternative medicine?
- What can exercise - and other types of physical activity - do for my body?
- How much exercise does it take to reap these benefits?
- When does exercise help lose weight, and when does it not move the needle?
- Which types of exercise are best? (e.g. cardio, strength? low intensity? high intensity?)
- Is exercise safe for the elderly?
Dr. Rachele Pojednic is an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Simmons where her research and teaching focus on i) nutrition and physical activity education for healthcare professionals; ii) nutrition and physical activity interventions for muscle recovery and healthy aging.
Pojednic holds a PhD from Tufts University in Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and Masters of Education in Physical Education and Coaching. She is a former Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School's Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and founder of Strong Process: a wellness education platform.
See more from Dr. Rachele Pojednic on her website and on social at @rachelepojednic
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