In October, we were privileged to be one the activity providers at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) in Central London. The biennial scientific meeting of ISPAH, is regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event and was attended by over 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.
The Congress was underpinned by three themes:
- Addressing inequalities within and through physical activity
- Evidence into policy and practice to achieve population change
- Physical activity and the wider determinants of health
It offered Community Golf not only the opportunity to publicise how our golfing activities help to promote physical activity, health and wellbeing to all but also to attend a variety of presentations from reknowned public health and physical activity professionals. We were very fortunate to be able to discuss our work to a wide spectrum of passionate professionals who are currently making it their global mission to promote the enormous importance of tackling physical inactivity and the resulting health complications.
But don’t take our word for it, watch Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health & Social Care summarising the aims of the Congress and at the very end of the video trying out one of our golf challenges.
I had great fun trying a few of the brilliant sports at the @ISPAH Congress. Delighted to launch Moving Medicine – a fantastic & savvy online tool for
Drs to help people find a healthy activity that’s right for them https://t.co/kWT9t0jZzs pic.twitter.com/Zsey3XpPit
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) October 17, 2018
At Community Golf, we’ve known for a long time just how good golf is for improving all round physical and mental health, so we were delighted that the message of just how good it can be was very much to the fore at the Congress.
The First International Congress on golf and health presented evidence linking golf and health, reinforcing just how important golf can be in supporting the race to tackle global physical inactivity.
— The R&A (@RandA) October 22, 2018
We are incredibly fortunate to be able to deliver our golf activities across all aspects of society and to be part of their physical activity and health repertoire. If you would like to find out more about Community Golf and the amazing groups we are lucky enough to work with, head over to our website or email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org