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Springfield College to Host Fit After Forty Symposium on Oct. 30

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College and Baystate Rehabilitation Care will welcome health experts for a Fit After Forty Symposium in the Cleveland E. and Phyllis B. Dodge Room in the Flynn Campus Union on Wednesday, Oct. 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Led by Dr. Sue Guyer, who chairs Springfield College’s Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies, a panel of experts will include Springfield College Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training faculty members Elizabeth O’Neill and Maura Bergan, who will provide an overview of the structural integrity of the abdominal musculature and the potential impact of diastasis. Also, presenters will discuss exercises to optimize function and potentially restore integrity to reduce diastasis-related complications.

In addition, Baystate Rehabilitation Care physical therapists Pam Proulx and Tim Murphy will highlight the risk for falls increasing after age 65, and talk about how costly, physically debilitating, and even fatal the falls can be. This presentation will help identify preventive and wellness measures people can take to decrease their risk of falls.

Concluding the presentations will be Jennifer Khosla, founder and CEO of Lean and Green Body, who will discuss balance in the physical body and maintaining stability as we age, identifying a holistic approach to diet and finding balance in food choices, and achieving balance in mind and spirit.