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Symposium on Physical Activity & Optimal Performance – Status, Assessment and Programs

Singapore, Singapore
02/08/2019

BACKGROUND

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.

OBJECTIVES

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.

ORGANIZER

ILSI SEA Region

COLLABORATOR

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

REGISTRATION

Do stay tuned for more information! For enquiries, please contact the ILSI SEA Region Secretariat at ilsisea@ilsisea.org.sg