Webinars: Sports and Well-Being - Université Antonine (UA)

  • Webinars: Sports and Well-Being

    04 mai 2021
    Webinars: Sports and Well-Being

    Due to the current circumstances, you are probably spending several hours in front of your screens every day which might negatively affect your health. For this reason, the Faculty of Sport Sciences (FSS) at Antonine University has decided to share with all UA students the best scientific techniques to remain in good shape.   

    Taking care of your body boosts your well-being!
    The FSS will be offering weekly webinars via MS Teams on different topics related to sports. During the 30-minute sessions, instructors, coaches, and students from the Faculty will raise awareness about the benefits of physical activity.

    This program will offer you:


    • ways to maintain physical activity during the current conditions;
    • assistance in developing better physical activity habits at home;
    • motivation to practice sports more often and adopt a healthier lifestyle; and
    • awareness about the importance of sports and its impact on physical and mental health.

    Audience: UA Students 
    Location: Virtually via Microsoft teams 
    Duration: 30 minutes per session 



    May 2021

    Session 1: Physical activity for persons with physical impairement
    Physical activities for persons with physical impairement in general. Are they allowed to practice any sports? What are the main differences between them and physically abled athletes?


    Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
     6:30 PM
    Dr. Georgino Al Chalouhy


    Session 2: Music Therapy for Stress Management
    Discover the benefits of Music in dealing with our daily stressful situatutions and learn about how it is used as therapy in mental  and physical health as a medium to enhance our quality of life!

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    6:30 PM
    Dr. Lina Riachi Haddad


    March 2021

    Session 1: Breathe – Live training session
    A super calming session that includes relaxation of the muscles, stress relief, and mood lifting.

    Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Lecturer: Magalie Machaalani

    Session 2: Core Workout
    A session to discover what are the core muscles and what is their role. It will include core exercises and stretches.

    Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Lecturer: Alexandre Madani

    Session 3: Gender Testing and Sex Development in Sports: A Closer Look at the Caster Semenya Case
    Gender testing in sports throughout history revealed disorders of sex development in female athletes, leaving psychological effects on the individuals deemed "intersex." The IAAF bans these individuals from competing without treatment in fear of physical advantage over opponents, but what does physiology suggest?

    Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Lecturer: Magalie Chedid

    Session 4: The Benefits of the Outdoors
    The session will tackle the consequences of spending hours exposed to screens and how being in nature affects our lives. You will also learn the benefits of outdoor sports for society and the activities we can easily practice in nature.

    Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Lecturer: Edgard Kazzi



    February 2021

    Session 1: Effects of Exercising and Power Posing on our Psychological State

    Discover the importance of training and the impact of sports on psychology. What is the Power Pose, and what are its effects on your body?


    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    6:30 PM
    Elie Abou Moussa


    Session 2: Nutrition for Fitness and Well-being in Times of Crisis
    Discover how to be empowered to acknowledge your emotions, be aware of the best ways to eat well on a budget, and recognize the utility of emotional eating while making room for other coping mechanisms.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    6:30 PM
    Myriam Dagher

    Session 3: Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Events
    What is the relationship between physical activity and its impact on cardiovascular health?

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    6:30 PM
    Majed Moubarak


    December 2020
    Session 1: Team Sports Management During the COVID-19 Era
    Discover the measures adopted in team sports during the pandemic, and learn more about the international measures in football and futsal leagues worldwide, including the norms adopted by the Lebanese Football Association.

    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020  
    Time: 6:30 PM  
    Lecturer: Tony Yaacoub 


    Session 2: Fitness during the Pandemic
    Discover how to make gyms safer during the pandemic and learn some creative and essential ways to exercise and stay active during the pandemic.

    Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 
    Time: 6:30 PM  
    Lecturer: Joe Naime


    Session 3: Stretching
    Discover the benefits of stretching: what stretching does to your body, what are the best stretches, and what happens when you don't stretch?


    Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 
    Time: 6:30 PM  
    Lecturer: Kathia Rached



    November 2020
    Session 1:  Physical Activity Recommendations 
    How to maintain or improve overall health while reducing the risk of chronic disease?

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM 
    Lecturer: Zahi Andraos 

    Session 2:  How Sports Serve Society and Promote Gender Equality for Women
    Discover how sports can fight discrimination, raise awareness about violence against women, and boost populations in overcoming trauma (through a case study of the Beirut Blast).

    Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 
    Time: 6:30 PM 
    Lecturer: Mayssa Bsaibes

    Session 3:  Back Health and How to Fix Common Posture Mistakes  
    What is bad posture and how can it affect your health? How can you improve your overall posture and adjust it while sitting or standing?

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 
    Time: 6:30 PM 
    Lecturer: Georges Cherfan 


    Register now for the session(s) you are interested in by sending an email to athletics@ua.edu.lb or calling the +961 5 927 000 Ext. 2506. 


    Your well-being is our priority, so let it be yours too! See you there. 

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