Fit boys, fit girls!
This series already started 15 January, but it is possible to join the individual lectures. Coming up: 22 January on Sports and Injuries. Sport and fitness have become more and more important over the past years. Whereas being a student fifteen years ago meant living on a diet of beer and pizza, nowadays students visit the gym after lectures. Shaping your body and keeping it healthy and fit is the new mantra.
But what if you have an injury? How do you recover? Or what should you eat in order to optimise your performance in the gym? What happens to your muscles while training? And what is the relationship between exercise and self-image?
In this lecture series, we will explore these and other questions.
The individual lectures
1. Why do old muscle recovery less from exercise? And what can we do about it? (Snijders / 15 Jan)
2. Sports and injuries (Hartgens / 22 Jan)
3. The ins and outs of carbohydrate / sugar intake in relation to exercise (Meex / 5 Feb)
4. What can my body do? (Alleva / 12 Feb)
5. Sport and protein: how dietary protein can help you adapt to exercise training (Van Loon / 19 Feb)
Wednesday 15, 22 January and 5, 12 and 19 February – 19:30 to 21:30
Costs whole series
UM students €10
UM employees and students from other schools €25
You can register here for this lecture series.
About the lecturer
Tim Snijders, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Biology, UM
Dr. Fred Hartgens, MD, PT, PhD, FUEMS
Sports Medicine Specialist Maastricht University Medical Centre and Sports Medicine Centre Maastricht*Parkstad
Ruth Meex, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Human Biology NUTRIM, UM
Jessica Alleva, PhD
Assistant Professor Clinical Psychological Science, UM Prof. Luc van Loon Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Nutrition, UM