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When: Friday, Ocotber 4, 2013
From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Contact: Prucia Buscell

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Friday, October 4, 2013,1-2 PM ET
High Intensity Exercise
Guests: Chris Jordan, Robert Lindberg, and Elizabeth Ciemins

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With a complexity-informed approach to fitness you can start improving your health in and seven minutes a day. You can do it in your home, and the most elaborate piece of equipment you need is your own body. But it’s not supposed to be easy.

Chris Jordan is the Director of Exercise Physiology for the Human Performance Institute, part of Johnson & Johnson’s Wellness & Prevention business. Chris has been a specialist in the exercise physiology field for approximately twenty years. He worked for the British Army researching and testing the limits of human performance, then spent seven years with the U.S. Air Force helping active duty personnel optimize their fitness for mission readiness. For the past ten years he has been responsible for all fitness programming for the Human Performance Institute’s Corporate Athlete® Course. Chris is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer, and an ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist and Advanced Personal Trainer.

This practical body weight circuit workout (a.k.a. the "7-minute workout”) was designed by Chris Jordan. He and Brett Klika co-authored the peer-reviewed article "High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight” in the American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal which led to the Gretchen Reynolds' blog "The Scientific 7-Minute Workout” in The New York Times and generated significant media coverage. Chris has been interviewed about the workout by ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, NPR, CNN, Sirius XM's Doctor Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, Men's Journal, Women's Health, Shape, and more.

Robert Lindberg, MD, is an internal medicine physician with a practice in Darien, CT. He is an Instructor in Clinical Medicine at Columbia University. Among the first physicians to incorporate complexity concepts into the practice of medicine, he believes the practice of medicine is about interactions-inside the human body and outside in the environments where people live. He has been recognized in both the Guide to America's Top Physicians and Best Doctor directories. Dr. Lindberg was a founding member of Plexus Institute and is one of the Institute’s science advisors.

Elizabeth Ciemins is a Health Services Research Scientist and the Research Director of the Center for Clinical Translational Research at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. She also holds part time faculty positions at the University of Montana, Missoula School of Public Health and Montana State University, Billings College of Allied Health Professionals. Dr. Ciemins has considerable research experience in the fields of chronic disease management, palliative care, care transitions, and has worked on several complexity science based projects including the use of complexity science informed approaches to behavior change. She has published in peer reviewed scientific journals in the areas of the economic and clinical impacts of inpatient and home-based palliative care, nutritional status and malnutrition, health information technology, diabetes management in rural and frontier communities, and the specific uses of telehealth technology. Dr. Ciemins received her PhD in Health Services and Policy Analysis from the University of California, Berkeley and her MPH in Population and Family Health and MA in African Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also served as a Health Educator/Nutritionist Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa where she worked with traditional birth attendants to improve the health of women and children in a small rural villages.

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