Tuesday 4 December: Inaugural Lecture by Professor Tom Yates: 'Physical activity: nature’s greatest medicine?'

Posted by dmrbp1 at Sep 20, 2018 10:25 AM |
Part of the College of Life Sciences Inaugural Lecture series, titled 'Physical activity: nature’s greatest medicine?'

On Tuesday 4 December, Professor Tom Yates, Leicester Diabetes Centre, discussed how the ability to move around is a fundamental requirement of life and has shaped human evolution. He addressed how modern environments have successfully engineered out the need for physical activity from most aspects of our daily lives. This talk will discuss how low levels of physical activity are contributing to the modern epidemic of chronic disease, as well as how we might reverse this trend through novel or personalized approaches to the promotion of physical activity.

Professor Tom Yates works within the Diabetes Research Centre at the University of Leicester. He completed his PhD at Loughborough University in 2008, and has published over 120 research articles. Professor Yates works across a broad portfolio of physical activity research, from early phase experimental trials through to implementing diabetes prevention lifestyle programmes within primary care. Professor Yates holds several prestigious research grants and is a core member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, where ongoing research is investigating how physical activity can be used as a therapy in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. In his spare time, Prof Yates is a keen runner and has completed several ultra-marathons.

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