The book Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease is now translated to vietnamese and used in health care education in Vietnam. Read more about the Vietnam project on www.pa4gh.org.
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FYSS will soon be available in one more language. The Vietnamese version of FYSS will be printed next week and the ongoing campaign Move for Health and Happiness in Vietnam is focusing on physical activity in prevention and treatment of disease.
WHO Discussion Paper on the development of a WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013 to 2020. http://www.who.int/nmh/events/2012/ncd_action_plan/en/index.html Monitoring framwork and targets for the prevention and control of NCDs Revised WHO Discussion Paper on the development of a comprehensive global monitoring framework, including indicators, and a [...]
Physical inactivity has a major health effect worldwide. Decrease in or removal of this unhealthy behaviour could improve health substantially, a study in Lancet suggests. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961031-9/abstract
A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking, a study suggests. The report, published in the Lancet, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3m deaths a year. Researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic. The [...]
A swedish delegation including researchers from Karolinska Institutet is to visit the UN headquarters this week to promote the use of physical activity to combat chronic diseases. Link to press release
The 3rd conference and 7th annual meeting of HEPA Europe are scheduled for 11-13 October 2011 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, kindly hosted by NISB. The programme features 5 international key note speakers and over 100 abstracts were accepted for oral or poster presentations. The meeting will also include parallel session of HEPA Europe working groups, [...]
BACPR Annual Conference 2011 Leading world experts in exercise and cardiovascular disease are coming to Brighton in October, 2011 Dr Barry Franklin (USA), Dr Stephen Gielen (Germany)and Dr Bob Reid (Canada) BACPR Annual Conference 2011 – Partnership Working to Improve Care Thursday 6th & Friday 7th October, 2011 at Brighton View programme at: http://www.bacpr.com/pages/page_box_contents.asp?pageid=780&navcatid=173
There is solid evidence that physical activity is essential to improve health as well as quality of life, and there is an urgent need to find effective strategies to implement this knowledge into health care delivery as well as to develop more effective strategies for the promotion of physical activity. More recent studies performed within [...]
Read about FYSS in British Journal of Sports Medicine, in warm-up by Karim M Khan and in editorial by Mai-Lis Hellénius and Carl Johan Sundberg. Karim M Khan warm-up BJSM 2011 PA as medicine-time to translate evidence into clinl practice Hellenius Sundberg 2011 BJSM