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Beyond the Classroom - Beth Taylor (Part 2)

05/01/2014 12:00 pm
05/01/2014 8:00 pm

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Join Beyond the Classroom host, David Schonfeld, on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m (repeated at 7:30 p.m.).

In Program #34, David talks to Dr. Beth Taylor.

Beth Taylor is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing, within the College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP), at the University of Hartford.

Note that at the time of the interview, Beth's last name was "Parker". Sorry for any confusion!

In the first segment, Program #33, Beth talked about her background in kinesiology and heart research; the Center for Healthcare and Well-being; her courses in the Department of Health Sciences and Nursing; her blog (; her life-long passion for running; her scientific research into marathon running; running compared to other forms of exercise, for weight control and heart health; the risk of being too sedentary; the "metaphysical" benefits of running; the peak performance curve; physical and psychological challenges to the aging athlete.

In today's segment, Beth talks about running and aging; the value of professional coaching; recognizing the signs of over- (and under-) training; beginning a fitness program; "go low, go slow"; the interrelationship of athletic training and cholesterol-lowering drugs; benefits of the "Mediterranean" diet; understanding the inflammatory response; the benefits of preventive medicine; encouraging trends in healthcare.

Program Details
Originally recorded First broadcast Length
10/28/2013 5/1/2014 29:05
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