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Discussion: Emma Waddingtom webinar: Orienteering for the Brain: An Activity to Help Improve Cognitive Functioni

in: Orienteering; General

May 4, 2023 5:37 AM # 
Join this Orienteering Canada / Orienteering Ontario webinar to learn more about Emma Waddington's research on orienteering and brain health.

Tuesday May 9th at 8 pm ET

About the speaker: Emma Waddington is a graduate student supervised by Dr. Jennifer Heisz in the department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, where she also completed her undergraduate degree and began her research on orienteering and brain function. In the orienteering community, Emma has been an athlete on the National Orienteering Team since 2015, and is an active member within Dontgetlost and the Adventure Running Kids program.

About the talk: In this webinar, Emma will discuss the potent effects of exercise on brain health, and how training our brain using navigational tasks may benefit our cognitive function. This webinar will discuss recent research from the NeuroFit Lab, led by Emma and supervised by Dr. Jennifer Heisz, Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging at McMaster University, on how using exercise and particularly, the sport of orienteering, may help us stave of age-related cognitive decline.

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May 4, 2023 11:11 AM # 
Will it be recorded if you can't watch live?
May 4, 2023 4:11 PM # 
Yes. Also, if you missed Mike Waddington's webinar (with guest star Eric Kemp) on "Constructing and Deconstructing Orienteering Courses" two weeks ago, it is well worth watching. I enjoyed listening to a course setter and an elite orienteer having a conversation - particularly about tricky legs Mike set and Eric's reaction when he saw them in competition. More than 100 people attended.
Jun 1, 2023 2:38 AM # 
The recording of the webinar is now available on Orienteering Canada's youtube channel.
Orienteering for the Brain: An Activity to Help Improve Cognitive Function

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