Exercise focus of talk

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

The case for exercise will be made at Okanagan College’s Science in Society Speaker Series.

Dr. Gareth Jones, with the University of B.C. Okanagan, will speak March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the college’s Vernon campus.

Since 2008, under Jones’ guidance, the Healthy Exercise and Aging Laboratory group at UBC Okanagan has advanced the fields of exercise, prehabilitative and rehabilitative sciences toward understanding the subtle differences observed between men and women as they transition through the aging process.

“Much of the age- and sex-associated differences observed between older adults can be associated with the aging and disuse of muscle and other mechanical tissues,” said Jones. “Therefore, exercise that strengthens muscle will restore and maintain physical function, regardless of age or sex.”

Admission to the lecture is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For advanced tickets, call the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-545-3644.

Presented jointly by Okanagan College and the Okanagan Science Centre, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sponsored by the Vernon Lodge, Starbucks Coffee, Save on Foods, and The Morning Star.