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Symposium on Building Towards Sustainable Physical Activity Behavior – Status, Programs and Approaches

Singapore, Singapore
02/08/2019
CRC Auditorium, National University of Singapore

BACKGROUND

Globally, more than 1.4 billion adults are at risk of developing or exacerbating diseases due to a lack of physical activity, according to the recent World Health Organization (WHO) study in 2018.

Physical inactivity is a complex and multi-factorial behavior whose determinants vary across countries. Over the past years, Singapore’s sedentary lifestyle influenced by rapid urbanization has been a public health concern with serious health implications. Lack of time or energy and its tropical climate further deter individuals from participating in physical activity.

OBJECTIVES

This symposium aims to:

  • Review the current status of physical activity in Singapore
  • Share national programs and guidelines for promoting and performing physical activity
  • Discuss technological tools for tracking and assessing physical activity; and
  • Highlight nutritional approaches and exercise strategies for maximizing health and physical performance.

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region

COLLABORATOR

Department of Physiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

PROGRAM

The program is available HERE

PROGRAM & ABSTRACT BOOKLET

The program & abstract booklet is available HERE

SPEAKERS

Ms. Alice Ong's Photo

Ms. Alice Ong
Deputy Director
Physical Activity & Weight Management Division
Health Promotion Board
Singapore

Dr. Hock Woon Chiang photo 2

Dr. Hock Woon Chiang
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Sport Singapore

Dr. Ivy Lim Photo

Dr. Ivy Lim
Consultant
Singapore Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre

Dr. Stuart Philips Photo 3

Dr. Stuart Phillips
Professor
Department of Kinesiology and School of Medicine
McMaster University
Canada

Dr. Andre Matthias Muller photo

Dr. Andre Matthias Müller
Lecturer
Saw Swee Hock School of
Public Health
National University of Singapore

Assoc. Prof. Jason Lee photo

Dr. Jason Lee
Research Associate Professor
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore

CHAIRPERSONS

Geoffry Smith

Mr. Geoffry Smith
President
ILSI SEA Region
Singapore

Prof. Michael Chia

Prof. Michael Chia
Professor
National Institute of Education
Singapore