Globally, more than 1.4 billion adults are at risk of developing exacerbating diseases due to a lack of physical activity. Despite growing evidence demonstrating multiple health benefits of physical activity including a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and improvement of mental health, progress of physical activity on the global level remains sluggish.
Physical inactivity is a complex and multifactorial behavior whose determinants vary globally. Rapid urbanization, ease of transport and rising pollution deter participation of physical activity and encourage an increase in sedentary behavior during occupational and domestic activities. On an individual level, low perceived importance, poor physical and cognitive function pose obstacles to participation.
In the context of Southeast Asia, this 3/4-day symposium will explore the nexus of health and physical activity, discuss the role of nutrition in improving physical performance and share innovative approaches and current programs in promoting physical activity, and challenges to achieve a paradigm shift in the population behavior.
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