- Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Where: Milne Auditorium (Kepner Hall Room 2050), University of Northern Colorado
- The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
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Exercising is Good for Arthritis: The Importance of Self-Regulation and Pain Acceptance in Helping People Adhere to an Exercise Plan
Dr. Nancy Gyurcsik, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK Canada, will give a Schulze Speaker Series lecture titled “Exercising is Good for Arthritis: The Importance of Self-Regulation and Pain Acceptance in Helping People Adhere to an Exercise Plan.” Dr. Gyurcsik, is a federally funded researcher in Canada in which she has published numerous articles on the role of physical activity as a disease management strategy for arthritis. During this Schulze Speaker lecture, Dr. Gyurcsik will discuss her current research on physical activity and arthritis with a specific focus on how an individual’s physical activity- and disease-specific beliefs (e.g., pain acceptance) affect adherence to a regular program of physical activity. Dr. Gyurcsik will also discuss self-regulatory strategies (e.g., self-monitoring, goal setting) needed to improve adherence to physical activity.
Learn more about Dr. Gyurcsik's scholarly work by visiting her website at the University of Saskatchewan.
Sponsored by: The Schulze Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Life of the Mind Program
Co-sponsored by: The Colorado School of Public Health Community Health Education Program at UNC, The UNC Gerontology Program, College of Natural and Health Sciences