Free Exercise Is Medicine event in Kingston, Ontario

Dr Steve Blair

Just a brief note today to let people know that the Exercise Is Medicine student chapter at Queen’s University will be hosting a free event on Oct 16th titled “Physical Inactivity: The Biggest Public Health Problem of the 21st Century“.  The event will feature Dr Steve Blair, a professor in the Schools of Exercise Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of South Carolina.

Dr Blair is a Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the author of more than 600 publications (including at least a couple with Peter and I).  Of particular interest to readers of Obesity Panacea, Dr Blair’s research has been extremely influential with respect to the “fitness vs fatness” debate (e.g. the idea that fitness matters as much or more than fatness when it comes to health).  In the field of exercise science, Steve Blair is a Very Big Deal.

The event is free, and will take place at 7pm on October 16th in KHS 100 in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.  However, you must register prior to the session by emailing

I went to a similar event at Queen’s in 2008 which featured Dr Blair, and it was a terrific talk.  If you’re within driving distance of Kingston, Ontario, and interested in the health benefits of physical activity, I’d strongly urge you to attend on the 16th.


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