It's Not Your Fault: How our environments can sabotage our health

February 3, 2022
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

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The last few decades have seen steep increases in rates of chronic disease among adults across Canada, and indeed globally. The prevailing narrative is focused on individual behaviour change to reduce chronic disease risk, rather than on understanding how our current health disrupting environments work to undermine the health of us all. In this presentation, you will: 
    1) Learn about how and why healthy behaviours are currently abnormal
    2) Reflect on the complex socio-cultural and environmental influences that impact health and well-being, and 
    3) Gain an understanding of evidence-informed strategies and solutions for improving your own health and wellbeing

Our Presenter: Dr. Sara Kirk is a Professor of Health Promotion and Scientific Director of the Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University. Her research explores the creation of supportive environments for chronic disease prevention. This has included a focus on better understanding how our built, economic and social environments can help or hinder health. She has over 200 published papers and was named as one of Optimyz magazine’s Top 100 Canadian Health and Fitness Influencers of 2019.