"As a physiologist, I am increasingly surprised and saddened by the decrease of physically fit people in Minnesota, and the rampant health problems of obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue, asthma and depression," says Dr. Halvorsen. "At our ExMed Clinic, we use daily exercise to treat these diseases. Exercise is a medicine, a powerful medicine."
An in-demand speaker and a frequent guest on a weekly cable television program hosted by Boynton's Health Services, Halvorsen recently shared his research at the University of Minnesota's Center of Transportation in a presentation entitled, "Exercise Medicine Study for 'Destination Exercise.'"
In the presentation, Halvorsen asserted that walking and biking may be able to solve obesity trends while affecting fossil fuel costs, supply, and efficiency. His research on the subject found a 67.2% adherence rate when a daily walk or bike ride complements daily destinations and an 81.4% adherence rate when routes are efficient, safe, fun, and easily accessible.
The public is invited to join Anoka-Ramsey Community College faculty, staff and students in a leap toward the science of exercise at Science Night.
For more information, contact biology faculty Mary Januschka at 763-433-1876 or email
20th Annual Science Night
Cambridge Campus Food Court
Monday, Feb. 5, 2007
7 - 8 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Dan Halvorsen, nutrition and sports physiologist
For more information, contact biology faculty member Mary Januschka at 763-433-1876 or email
ABOUT ANOKA-RAMSEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, has been a leading provider of higher education and training in East Central Minnesota since 1978 and the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1965. Annually, the college serves more than 9,700 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. ARCC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.