SULLIVAN 180 WELCOMES RECORD CROWD FOR ITS “TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH” BIMONTHLY HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES FEATURING DR. WENDY SUZUKI
[FERNDALE] – On Tuesday, October 22, Sullivan 180 welcomed Dr. Wendy Suzuki as the presenter of its fifth “Take Charge of Your Health” education series. A popular TED talk presenter, Dr. Suzuki focused on how we can improve our brain health throughout the life span. Despite the inclement weather, over 200 hundred people attended the lecture in the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for Arts, followed by a reception and book signing.
Dr. Suzuki is the author of Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better, a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University, an author, storyteller, fitness instructor, and speaker. In her presentation on Tuesday evening, she discussed brain health, specifically how to engage your mind and improve your memory, your ability to learn new skills, and function more efficiently through aerobic exercise.
The lecture began with Dr. Suzuki standing in front of a nondescript hatbox, opening the lid, and bringing out a real human brain, which she called “Betty.” After pointing out the different areas of the brain, Dr. Suzuki went on to highlight her own personal weight loss journey, which lead her to focus her research on how aerobic exercise can be used to improve learning, memory and higher cognitive abilities. Ending the program on a high note, Dr. Suzuki led the large crowd through a series of aerobic exercise moves from a workout class called intenSati, in which she is an instructor. After her presentation, Dr. Suzuki stayed to sign copies of her book.
Sullivan 180 will continue to hold the bimonthly Take Charge of Your Health education series in 2020. All programs are free, open to the public and focus on a topic of general interest to the community such as healthy eating, sleep, and stress management. The series features locally and nationally recognized experts who offer practical ways we can all adopt healthier lifestyles. Video recordings of past events are available on the Sullivan 180 website. For more information about Sullivan 180’s programs and initiatives or for volunteer opportunities, please call (845)295-2680 or visit our website at Sullivan180.org.
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Sullivan 180’s mission is to build a healthy, vibrant Sullivan County where everyone has a sense of purpose, connection to family and community and access to fresh foods and an active lifestyle.