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October is Exercise is Medicine- On Campus Month

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Department of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) will be bringing the global health initiative, Exercise Is Medicine- On Campus (EIMOC), to K-State in October. Exercise is Medicine- On Campus is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. Earlier this year, President Myers signed a proclamation declaring October as Exercise is Medicine- On Campus month.

President Myers Proclamation

President Myers Proclamation

Exercise is Medicine was originally formed in 2007 between the American Medical Association and the American College of Sports Medicine. The initial purpose of EIM was to make the scientifically proven benefits of physical activity the standard in the U.S. healthcare system.

The kinesiology department and KSA will host different activities for students, faculty and staff throughout the month. Two large events highlight the month. Dr. Steve Blair, internationally renowned expert on the connection between physical activity and health, will give a lecture at 2:30 p.m. on October 17th in Forum Hall. Blair is most known for his research on lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition, and chronic disease. To close out the month, there will be an all-university campus walk at 12:30 on October 24th starting in Bosco Plaza. Raffle prizes will be given away at the conclusion of the walk.

For more information on EIMOC, please contact Lauren McDaniel at lmcdan@ksu.edu.

Below is a full schedule of events:

October 4- Free K-State CrossFit/EIMOC, 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Bosco Plaza

October 11- EIMOC Fitness Assessment Stations, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Bosco Plaza

October 17- Dr. Steve Blair Seminar Lecture, 2:30 p.m., Forum Hall

October 20- Q&A Session with Alumni Entrepreneur Award Winner Brett Bartholomew, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Justin 164

October 24- EIMOC Campus Walk, 12:30 p.m., Bosco Plaza

This article was posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and is filed under College News, Kinesiology.