University of Waikato Live Q&A
In The Danger Zone: The perils of over-exercising and under-eating
It's a commonly held assumption that exercise and a healthy diet are what keep us in good health. However, carrying out an intense exercise regime and not supporting this with a sufficient diet can have serious life-long effects on the body. Society often portrays thin and 'fit' as the ideal body image, particularly among girls and women and increasingly, men too. But skinny doesn’t necessarily mean healthy.
Our expert panel will untangle some of these common health issues and answer your questions around the psyche and thinking behind the 'fitness addiction' phenomenon.
Live Q&A details
Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Time: 1pm – 2pm NZST
Where: Here on this page. The video of the Live Q&A will be embedded on this page 15 minutes before the event.
Join our expert panel (below) and raise your questions at our Live Q&A session.
- Associate Professor Holly Thorpe, Associated Professor (Human Development and Movement Studies)
- Dr Pawel K Olszewski, Senior Lecturer (Biological Sciences)
- Dr Kirsten Petrie, Senior Lecturer (Te Hononga School of Curriculum and Pedagogy)
- Dr Jane Alexandra Cook, Spirogenetic Philosopher & Therapist
- Sonia Waddell, 2x NZ Olympian and National Champion in athletics, rowing and cycling
The Q&A will be hosted by Alison Robertson, Strategic Communications Writer.
Submit your questions
We'll be asking your questions live to our experts. Submit your questions here Facebook, on Twitter (using the hashtag #WaikatoLive) or send us your questions via Snapchat (find us at ‘WaikatoUni'). Once the Live Q&A has started, you will also be able to ask questions via the comments section on our YouTube page.
What if I can't make it?
We will be uploading the complete Live Q&A to our YouTube channel to watch after it ends.