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Exercise Myths at Clarkson University Science Cafe November 3

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"Exercise Myths" will be discussed by Clarkson University Physical Therapy Professor Deanna Errico at the next Science Cafe at La Casbah, 6 Elm Street in Potsdam, on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:15 p.m.derrico

Most of us would like to see a little less fat around our middle. But is it really possible to lose weight from just "problem areas" (also known as spot reduction)? Unfortunately, it’s not going to happen. 

Errico will look at the physiology behind popular exercise myths to see why you can be fit yet overweight, why "no pain- no gain" is not a recommended mantra, and why weight gain as we age does not necessarily have to be inevitable.

Join Errico and explore some of the more popular exercise myths and find out why they don’t add up to good health when examining the physiology of the body.

Science Cafes bring together engineers, scientists and townspeople in a relaxed, informal setting, such as coffeehouses and pubs. The speaker makes a short presentation about a topic in his or her field, and then opens up the floor to discussion.

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E-mail Daniel ben-Avraham at with any questions or suggestions for future Science Cafe topics.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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