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Moving talk planned for city Inverness College UHI

By Gregor White

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Professor Trish Gorely.
Professor Trish Gorely.

A FREE lecture on encouraging and supporting people to lead physically active lives is to be held in Inverness.

Professor Trish Gorely from the University of the Highlands and Islands will explore the different approaches which can be taken to persuade people to get more active in her talk.

With a background in sport science and psychology, Professor Gorely has worked in teams designing and evaluating interventions in schools, community groups and clinical populations.

She will talk about some of the projects she has been involved in over her 25-year career including supporting teachers to design physical activity curriculum and working with people with heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

“A lot of attention is given to ‘healthy lifestyles’ in the media,” she said.

“We are regularly told to eat more fruit and vegetables, reduce dietary fat, exercise regularly and sit less.

“However, it’s important that we don’t lose sight of the joy of movement by positioning physical activity as something we only have to do for health.

“We should be aiming to help embed physical activity as a way of life and recognise that choice and autonomy are important too.

The lecture titled Why Moving more is Simple but Complex will be delivered at Inverness College UHI from 5.30pm on Wednesday, October 30 and will be followed by the chance to ask questions.

To book a place or find out more, visit www.uhi.ac.uk/events

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