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Amaven to speak at Innovation in children’s inactivity and obesity 2 conference

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Amaven Director, PK Vaish, is a confirmed speaker at the “Innovation in combatting children’s obesity and inactivity 2” conference established by Active Movement.

The annual Active Movement conference will take place on March 15th at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health in London. The theme of this year’s conference is innovations and will focus on a behavioural perspective of obesity and inactivity. Delegates will listen to a diverse range of insights from professionals and academics about the dangers of sitting for too long and not participating in activity. The conference aims to highlight new ideas and technology which will drive innovation to beat the adverse effects of obesity, including health problems and emotional distress among children. 

PK is speaking among a host of influential names in the health and physical activity industries, who are all hoping to share ideas with likeminded people who share a passion for promoting activity. Confirmed speakers include Prof Greg Whyte MBE Former Olympian and Professor in Applied Sport & Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University, June O’Sullivan MBE Chief Executive London Early Years Foundation, Justin Varney who is the national lead for Adult Health and Wellbeing for Public Health England, Linda Baston-Pitt Leader the Early Years Sector at local and national level and Dr Mike Loosemore. Dr Mike Loosemore is a trusted advisor for Amaven (read his team biography here) and the lead Sports Physician for the English Institute of Sport and a champion for developing healthy behaviour in children. The impressive list of keynote speakers will be discussing their own experiences to provide a unique perspective on the childhood inactivity and obesity epidemic. 

Peter Savage is the Co-ordination Director of Active Movement. He exclusively spoke to Amaven about the reason for setting up the conference:

“Innovation in children’s inactivity and obesity 2 is an event dedicated to exploring different perspectives and approaches to overcoming this issue before it swamps the health services available to deal with it. 

“The statistics on children’s obesity are horrifying. Their average screen-watching time is now 6 hours a day. Only 16% of children play organised sport underlining the reduction of activity. Unless drastic action is taken, the tsunami of ill-health to come will bankrupt the NHS in resources and funding.

“Co-ordinated by Active Movement, one of the organisations pioneering behaviour change in this field, this conference is targeted at practitioners, educationalists, researchers and health authorities who must tackle this crisis. The conference brings together an outstanding group of speakers to share their thought-provoking insights ad experiences.” He said. 

Changing behaviour is tough and it takes time; however if we put our heads together, we can create a solution to solve the inactivity and obesity epidemic and help children enjoy longer and healthier lives. 

To book tickets for the conference please visit this page. 

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