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The Bangkok Declaration on Physical Activity for Global Health and Sustainable Development

Final Post Congress 5 December 2016

We the delegates and hosts of the 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, the biennial meeting of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), with representatives from 72 countries and held in Bangkok, Thailand, and ISPAH members: 

  • Recognise physical activity includes all forms of human movement and active living, including walking, exercise as well as sport, and is a natural behaviour that confers many benefits. 

  • Endorse the urgency of addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, numerous cancers, respiratory disease, dementia and poor mental health, which contribute to a significant burden of premature death, disease and disability and associated social and economic burdens to all countries. 

  • Reaffirm that physical inactivity is one of the key modifiable risk factors for NCDs and is a cornerstone strategy for reducing the burden of NCDs, as articulated in the WHO Global...

  • Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/19/1389

    DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-098063

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