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Walkable Neighbourhoods, Physical Activity, and Obesity: The Malaysian Experience


Wednesday 2nd May, 1-2p.m.,’Walkable Neighbourhoods, Physical Activity, and Obesity: The Malaysian Experience’ Dr. YiYi Lang (ProfileUnited Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Malaysia 

Room 003/05 Sandwich lunch, 12.30p.m.

In this seminar, Yi Yi will present her research on neighbourhood walkability in urban areas in Malaysia and its influence on physical activity and obesity. She will discuss the challenges and potential of neighbourhood environmental attributes in improving total physical activity, health, and well-being – especially in a country where the prevalence of overweight and obesity is the highest in Asia and where majority of its people are physically inactive.

In line with many countries’ efforts towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the session will also reflect the importance of physical activity and active living in achieving SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and other SDGs.

*If time permits, Yi Yi will demonstrate the Pillow Dumbbell Exercise – of which she is a certified trainer, among her efforts to promote well-being and prevent sedentary lifestyle at home and in the workplace.

Chair: Dr. Deepti Adlakha

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