Tauranga Public Lecture Series: How Technology and Modern Lifestyles Impact our Health

Martyn Beaven
Date Monday 1 October 2018
Time 6pm - 7pm
Where Trinity Wharf Tauranga
Presenter Dr Martyn Beaven
Contact Joanna Kearney
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

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The world we live in today is very different to that of our parents. Technology has had a huge impact on our lives and how we spend our time. Despite the medical breakthroughs and marvels of technology, the average human life span is decreasing.  We are bombarded by dietary advice, exercise recommendations, and tricks for healthy living, yet there is an obesity pandemic.

Join Dr Martyn Beaven on a journey with Florence Nightingale, Albert Einstein, Alan Alda and arctic reindeer, as he investigates the question of whether the technology that we have come to rely on is doing us more harm than good.

Dr Beaven is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance.  A chemistry graduate, he did his PhD in exercise physiology sponsored by the New Zealand Rugby Union. In 2012, he took up a post-doc position in Sweden working at the National Winter Sports Research Centre and was a recovery consultant to the Swedish Olympic Committee during the London Olympics. After his post-doc appointment he had a brief stint in Nebraska, before being invited to head the Strength and Conditioning Centre and Podium Programme at the National Sports Institute of Malaysia. A highlight of his time there was working with the Paralympic team that won Malaysia’s first ever gold medal at the Rio games. Dr Beaven recently moved home to take up his current position at Adams Centre for High Performance.

Registration is essential - please register here.