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Sat, Mar 20



South Asian Heart Center: Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine. An ACTIVE CIRCLE exclusive Workshop with the South Asian Heart Center

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South Asian Heart Center: Exercise is Medicine
South Asian Heart Center: Exercise is Medicine

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT



About the Event

Exercise is Medicine. An ACTIVE CIRCLE Workshop with the South Asian Heart Center.

Founded in 2020 by three middle schoolers, Active Circle’s mission is to create an active connected community. The ongoing pandemic has disrupted every aspect of normal life, greatly limiting how we interact with each other in the community. This has left many people physically inactive and lonely, leading to mental health issues. Let’s not forget that our physical and mental health are delicately intertwined.

Active Circle is teaming with the South Asian Heart Center to promote wellness and healthy living within the community. In this first workshop, Exercise is Medicine - Regular, Varied & Vigorous', learn about the impact of exercise, fitness, and a daily routine on successful aging and longevity • Understand the role of exercise and fitness on health and longevity • Recognize the benefit of exercise on inflammation, and vascular physiology • Review the definitions for physical activity, forms of exercise, and physical fitness • Understand the influence of exercise duration versus e About the South Asian Heart Center: El Camino Health’s South Asian Heart Center was launched in 2006 with the mission of reducing the high and disproportionate incidence of heart disease and diabetes. The Center promotes a science-based, lifestyle focused, and culturally sensitive approach to reduce the risk of these chronic diseases. The Center’s Community Wellness Workshop Curriculum provides simple, practical, and sustainable behavior change models and is delivered by expert counselors and health-coaching facilitators.

About the speaker:

Dr. César R. Molina is a practicing cardiologist and in Mountain View, California.  He is the co-founder and Medical Director of the South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital. Dr. Molina obtained a Bachelor's of Science from Boston College, where he graduated with honors as a Scholar of the College. He obtained his medical degree from Yale University. Dr. Molina completed his M.D. thesis at the Joslin Clinic at Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Molina completed his medical, clinical pharmacology and cardiology training at Stanford University Medical Center, where he was a member of the medical school faculty and a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar. Dr. Molina frequently appears in the media discussing the benefits of diet, exercise and stress reduction in the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease.  Among many other topics, Dr. Molina’s research interests include the role of lifestyle factors and longevity, and the epidemiology of coronary artery disease in South Asians. Dr. Molina is well versed in the ancient science of Ayurveda and a long term practitioner of the transcendental meditation.

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