Over my years in the yachting industry I have enjoyed meeting many seniors who would give most 40 year olds a run for their money; they are active, full of life and passionate about boating; they put their heart into everything they do and somehow that enthusiasm for living results in a happy youthful vitality that radiates from their faces. There is something about meeting an active 80 year old who is still into boating and loving every moment on the water; they are inspiring to say the least. If you are such a boater thanks for being so keen and for showing the next generation how to take care of ourselves so that we too can live a long and active life on the water. You obviously know a lot about how to keep your heart healthy and fully engaged in the pleasures of yachting.
For those boaters who would love to extend their days of boating as long as possible but are in need of a little information on how to improve their lifestyle, you might enjoy attending this lecture in the Anchor Room of the John Braithwaite Community Centre North Vancouver. It is the second lecture in North Vancouver Preventative Medicine Lecture Series and covers the topic of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. The speaker, Ann Yew, PhD candidate, SFU department of Biomedical Physiology, will address cardiovascular disease etiology, development, and prevention, focusing specifically on clinically and scientifically validated dietary and behavioural prevention strategies.
The lecture is open to all boaters (and land lovers) of all ages, so bring a friend a spread the word about this great series:
Thursday, April 19th,6:45pm-8pm.
John Braithwaite Community Centre inNorth Vancouver, Anchor Room.
Admission free or by optional donation ( $0.25 – $2.00 ). Coffee, tea, snacks provided.
Please arrive early to ensure yourself a seat.
About the series:
A lecture and discussion series on preventative medicine and public health delivered and facilitated by MDs and biomedical researchers. The premise is to discuss current recommendations and cutting-edge research from the academic and clinical spheres to ensure public awareness of the most effective and scientifically validated means of maintaining health and preventing disease.
Lecture objectives include:
- Enhancing the community’s interest in and knowledge of health and preventative medicine;
- Promoting an awareness of the determinants of health and causes of preventable illness;
- Empowering community members by promoting ownership of and responsibility for their own and their family’s health;
- Facilitating the transmission of ideas between medical practitioners, health-science experts, and the community;
Specifically, the lectures focus on improving community members’ knowledge of nutrition, exercise, air and water quality, environmental health, consumer-product toxins and safety, sleep science, mental wellness and stress management, as well as the prevention and mitigation of diseases of particular concern to Canadians.
Hope to see you there!
Katrina Boguski M.A.