Healthy lifestyles and fighting childhood obesity are gaining more importance

More attention is now being given to childhood obesity, with several events taking place in the past couple of weeks on the topic. During these various events, the importance of physical activity as part of prevention measures was highlighted.
 
On July 13th, the Health working group of the ENVI Committee at the European Parliament organized a webinar on healthy lifestyles and fighting childhood obesity.

WHO Webinar – Build forward stronger: opportunities for exercise, fitness and health

COVID-19 severely impacted the ability of individuals to be physically active while also underlining the importance of physical activity for mental and physical health. Because of this, the World Health Organisation is organising a series of eight webinars on ReINVENT & ReBUILD – Working together for a stronger and fairer physical activity and sport system for all.

Club Operator Member in the spotlight - SATS

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SATS’ vision is to make people healthier and happier. This is achieved through a wide range of products and services designed to improve public health. During a normal year, we facilitate around 40 million workouts in our clubs. The effect of all these workouts is 8,000 quality adjusted life-years (QALYs), meaning our members put in a great effort to live better for a longer time. Socio-economically, this translates into an impressive NOK 11 billion in socio-economic welfare gain.

Supplier Member in the spotlight - Myzone

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As we begin to open facilities around the world, think about how our industry has been dormant at the time when health services have needed us most. That can’t happen again. The global banner of physical activity has never had more attention than in the past year. More people are moving; now it’s our job to make sure they stay on the move with encouragement and support.

Recover. Revive. Renew with Power Plate

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RECOVER - The need for change

Undeniably, the world's population has been affected in one way or another by the global pandemic and, for some, the situation has exasperated existing health issues, whereas for others, new health related conditions are starting to arise.

ISPAH and WHO Webinar: "Youth guidelines – How can we get young people more active?"

On Thursday May 6th, the International Society For Physical Activity And Health (ISPAH) organized a webinar together with the World Health Organisation (WHO) on how to get young people more active. 
 
In his introductory speech, Jasper Schipperijn, ISPAH President, highlighted how physical activity levels have declined during the COVID pandemic and are currently much below the WHO recommendations, especially for young people.