Balancing Life and Exercise AEDT



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Life events such as being hospitalised, away from your normal routine and environment, injury and the onset of chronic illnesses can impact your exercise regime.

Associate Professor Philp and Professor Kurrle will discuss how you can retain exercise in your life especially at times of disruption or change.

On the back of the Centenary Institute’s ‘Exercise Snack Program’ developed by Associate Professor Philp this event will provide insights into maintaining healthy levels of exercise based on scientific research and clinical application.


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Expert presenters

  • Associate Professor Andy Philp

    Head, Centenary Institute Centre for Healthy Ageing and Biology of Ageing Program

    Andy is Head of the Centenary Institute Centre for Healthy Ageing and an internationally recognised expert in studying mitochondrial metabolism, with particular focus on skeletal muscle wasting disorders such as ageing, muscular dystrophy and mitochondrial myopathy. His research and expert knowledge led to the design of the Centenary Institute’s ‘Exercise Snack Program’.

    The Centre for Healthy Ageing aims to utilse research findings to treat and aid the prevention of diseases of ageing including sarcopenia, frailty, dementia and liver failure to promote healthy ageing.

  • Professor Sue Kurrle AO

    Curran Professor in Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney and Clinical Director, Northern Sydney LHD Aged Care and Rehabilitation Network and Senior Staff Specialist Geriatrician Hornsby Ku-ring-gai and Eurobodalla Health Services

    Sue is a geriatrician who is practising at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in northern Sydney and in an outreach capacity at Batemans Bay and Moruya Hospitals in southern New South Wales. She holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney. Her research and practice interests centre on dementia, frailty, elder abuse, geriatric outreach services, successful ageing, and intergenerational programs, and her work focuses on translation of research into clinical practice.

Did you know? 

While not a disease, ageing is the most powerful risk factor for nearly all diseases such as arthritis and cancer to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to heart disease and dementia. 

People over the age of 65, more than any other age group, require adequate fitness levels to help them maintain independence, recover from illness and reduce their high risk of disease.

About the Centenary Institute 

The Centenary Institute Centre for Healthy Ageing research focuses on the biology of ageing and disease, and building alliances with like-minded organisations, to pioneer new therapies to promote healthy ageing for us individually, within our families and for our communities. 

Have you taken the Exercise Snack journey? 

The Centenary Institute’s ‘Exercise Snack Program’ introduces the benefits of exercise as we age and provides the resources for you to fit physical activity into your day by breaking it down into small, bite-size pieces.

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