Workshops

Workshops

We are delighted to share with you our list of guest speakers and their workshop overview information. If you have any questions about our workshops for this conference please get in touch with the organiser for further information.

Title
Making every randomised trial count
Speaker
Cathie Sherrington
Synopsis

This workshop will overview key features of trials testing physical activity interventions in ‘real-world’ settings. The focus will be on minimising the risk of bias and choosing appropriate measures in trials undertaken among older adults and people with disabilities.

Practical examples of how these aspects can be implemented will be given using examples from large trials (n=300-700) undertaken by the presenters and others around the world identified in a recent review undertaken by the presenters to inform an upcoming WHO toolkit on physical activity for older adults.

Presentations will include a mix of lectures and small group activities looking at journal articles reporting trials and discussing methods.

Title
Making Every Move Count Inclusively: Community-Level Changes for Promoting Inclusion in Fitness
Speaker
Melissa Otterbein
Synopsis

While it is estimated that one in four adults (1.4 billion people worldwide) do not meet the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity¹, it is estimated people with intellectual disabilities (ID) are two to four times as likely to not meet WHO physical activity guidelines compared to the general population²,³.

Special Olympics International works both in schools and community settings to foster physical activity programming for people with and without ID. Attendees will learn how to implement Special Olympics fitness resources in school settings, and practice implementing these activities through small group role playing.

Further, attendees will learn about Special Olympics and the International Health, Racquetball, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)’s Inclusive Fitness Sector Toolkit, which provides six strategies for promoting inclusion in community health, fitness, and physical activity centers globally, across the lifespan.

Through small group discussions, attendees will work through case studies to develop strategies that will foster the participation of all in physical activity programming and amplify ISPAH’s “Eight Investments That Work For Physical Activity.”

Title
Lifestyle Behaviors- Sleep and Nutrition Role in being Physically Active
Speaker
Shaima Alothman
Synopsis

Lifestyle behaviors including physical behaviors, sleep, stress, social connection, and nutrition have been shown to be associated with multiple chronic diseases.

Further, changes to lifestyle behaviors is protective against disease development or complications. For example, diabetes, hypertension, stroke incidence rate and disease complications increased in the presence of risk factors such as physical inactivity, insufficient sleep duration, and poor diet choices.

Studies that targeted these risk factors showed that improvement in physical activity level, sleep, and diet lead to lower incidence rate, improved disease management, and fewer complications. In this workshop, attendee will gain knowledge of current lifestyle medicine literature with specific focus on the interaction between physical activity with sleep and nutrition.

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