Public Programme

Overview (Public Programme 1)

Global “Changes” and “New Directions” in Physical Activity and Health: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Actions

In 2014, the new book “Physical Education and Health: Global Perspectives and Best Practice” of which scholars of 40 countries are contributing their chapters on the new direction of physical education and health in their respective country. All countries without exception indicated that they have child obesity problem, lack of physical activity and are asking for “changes” in physical education program. This presentation would present this global movement of “changes” through discussions on the Global Forums for Physical Education Pedagogy (GoFPEP 2010-2016) in USA, Germany, South Africa and Turkey focusing on interactive technology, community networking, and model schools and best/good practice. The Foundation of Global Community Health (GCH) was founded in 2017 and its mission is “To Improve Community Health and Wellness Worldwide by Promoting Physical, Social and Emotional Health and Safety through Evidenced and Culturally Relevant School-Based Intervention Strategies”. The current coronavirus pandemic has caused a lockdown in many countries and families are confined to their homes. Lack of physical activity has become a major concern and health professionals are recommending that to maintain holistic health, regular physical activity is a basic requirement for each family member during this difficult time. This presentation will outline the On-Line Streaming Brain Break (BB) project initiated by GCH which has offered more than 300 BB videos to the world for free usage. These BB videos can be accessed at home in order to remain physically active. They are fun and can be used anytime, anywhere. The future global direction of promoting physical activity and health and the linking of this project with Active Model School of merging of CDC, Whole School, Whole Child and Whole Community (WSCC) and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG 17), especially Goal #3, Health and Well-Being, will also be discussed.

Overview (Public Programme 2)

Host: Organising Committee of 2020 Yokohama Sport Conference

Co-hosting: Japanese Association of Exercise Epidemiology (JAEE)

Date&Time: Live Streaming on Wed, 9 Sept (JST 15:30〜17:00), On-demand

Registration: Free

Language: Japanese/English

Sustainable physical activity/ sports promotion in the new normal with and after COVID-19

1. "WHO Global Action Plan on Physical Activity 2018-2030" (30 min)

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    Fiona Bull
    The Head of the Physical Activity Unit in the Department of Health Promotion, Division of Healthier Populations at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.

2. "~Sport in Life~ Japan’s Initiatives for Sport for All" (30min)

3.Physical activity/sports and COVID-19, and sustainable development goals (20 min)

Talk Session of Dr. Bull and Dr. Suzuki.

Facilitators: Shigeru Inoue, Yuko Oguma