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Good Society Forum: Physical activity and the good society

July 15 @ 1:00 pm

The role that physical activity has played in facilitating individual wellbeing has been underemphasized and underappreciated for a long time. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to the fore the importance of physical activity as a means of promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being amongst everyone, particularly because we live in an interdependent and interconnected society. On Wed, July 15th, we will turn to the role that physical activity plays in a good society. A good society is where every citizen lives a healthier, more fulfilling life. What is the role that physical activity plays in public health? How can we ensure that all people have access to and can benefit from physical activity? How can physical activity empower people in the face of challenges? How can we create a society where physical activity is valued and embedded in the very fabric of our community? Please register in advance at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z9uoxI_jQc-q3wog40_g_g. Our panelists are: Simidele Adeagbo, first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics, and 2019 World Fellow. Luke Grenfell-Shaw, leader of Bristol2Beijing, a tandem cycle ride which is defining what is possible with a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the Facing Up podcast. Charlotte Roach, founder and CEO of Rabble, a U.K. organization that makes exercise fun. The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society.
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