Immune health in athletes subject of WCSU talk
Bethel resident Jeff Schlicht, Ph.D. Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences, Western Connecticut State University, will be the host at a lecture for for physiologist Dr. Neil Walsh, author of “Practical Strategies to Maintain Immune Health in Athletes. ” The talk, sponsored by the WCSU department of health promotion and exercise sciences, will be free and the public is invited.
Walsh, a contributing writer for Runners World magazine, is also the director of the Extremes Research Group at Bangor University in the U.K., where he conducts studies that seek “to advance knowledge and understanding of human performance and health in ‘extreme’ natural and artificial environments and conditions. His studies focus on human responses and adaptations to a range of stressors including: thermal, altitude, dehydration, energy restriction, sleep deprivation, psychological and prolonged exercise.”
Walsh has written numerous book chapters on immune response to exercise. Much of his work has been supported by the U.K. Ministry of Defense and has focused on the influence of stressors on the immune health and performance of Army recruits.
The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university’s Midtown campus 181 White St. in Danbury. For more information, call (203) 837-8687.