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MHF symposium on men and physical activity

The MHF in partnership with Royal Society of Public Health is organising a symposium on men and physical activity for November 2010.

Building on the the theme from this year's Men's Health Week in June, the event will bring together a range of people with expertise in physical activity, sport, men’s health, health promotion, health policy and related areas to discuss three key issues:

  • What do we know about men’s participation in physical activity/sport and about how stadia can be used to engage men in health initiatives, including case studies of effective practice.
  • What do we not know but need to know. 
  • What are the next steps in terms of research, policy development and practical action.

A report is planned that can be used to support longer-term progress in this field inculding case studies highlighting the different ways of working effectively with men.

MHF development manager Kristin McCarthy said: 'It is well-known that too many men are sedentary and that, as a result, many are at greater risk of ill-health and premature mortality. What is less clear are the barriers to men being more physically active, how these might differ from the barriers for women, and how these can be overcome most effectively.'
The MHF hope this will help to maximise the public health impact of major forthcoming UK sporting events including the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Commonwealth Games (2014) and the cricket World Cup (2019).

This is an invitation-only event aimed at those with with existing knowledge of men, physical activity/sport issues or with a special interest in the subject. If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact us and let us know why you would like to come.

  • The date for your diary is 25 November at the Royal Society of Public Health in London. More details to follow.

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