UTHCT partners with KLTV for ’Fitness Over Forty,’ a weekly series to help people get and stay fit

Thursday, February 2, 2006

Being healthy and fit. Celebrating your 40th birthday. These two facts of life haven’t always complemented each other – until now.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler steps forward to fulfill its mission of comprehensive education by introducing “Fitness Over Forty,” a new weekly educational series on health and fitness. A partnership between UTHSCT and KLTV, “Fitness Over Forty” will air each Tuesday during the 5 p.m. newscast on Channel 7.

“This new informative series will help East Texans achieve fitness and stay healthy as they enter mid-life. As the only academic medical center in this region, we are charged with improving the health of all citizens. Part of our mission is to promote excellent community health and comprehensive education. ‘Fitness Over Forty’ helps the Health Center accomplish both those goals,” UTHSCT President Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun said.

KLTV General Manager Brad Streit said, “We are happy to partner with UTHSCT to provide our viewers with useful and current information about how to stay healthy and attain fitness.”

Dr. David Di Paolo, UTHSCT radiologist and nationally certified fitness trainer, and other UTHSCT health professionals will offer information people can use to develop and stick to a healthy and active lifestyle. Dr. Di Paolo is certified as a lifestyle and weight management consultant and as a personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. In addition, he is certified as a personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine, which sets national guidelines and standards for training and physical activity.

In “Fitness Over Forty,” Dr. Di Paolo will tackle topics such as the benefits of red wine or grape juice, choosing the best calcium supplement, and whether aerobic exercise aids your memory.

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