Physical activity promotion in Malaysia: Challenges and opportunities

Khoo, Selina and Poh, Bee Koon and Suhaimi, Saiful Adli and Chong, Kar Hau and Ramirez Varela, Andrea (2020) Physical activity promotion in Malaysia: Challenges and opportunities. Frontiers in Public Health, 8. ISSN 2296-2565, DOI

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About three quarters of the Malaysian adult population are physically active. There has been growth in physical activity and health research since 2010, with most studies being observational in design and few included objective measures of physical activity. The Malaysian Ministry of Health has published physical activity guidelines, strategies and action plans aimed at promoting physical activity. Physical activity promotion activities have included national campaigns and programmes which target different populations. Further work that incorporates the WHO Global Action Plans on Physical Activity (GAPPA), as well as a more systemic approach is needed, to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. High-level multi-stakeholder collaboration is required for continuing expansion and strengthening of research capacity, and for bridging the physical activity policy gaps in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Institute of Research Management and Monitoring, University of Malaya [Grant No: RP047A-17HTM], UKM [Grant No: GP-2019-006746]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical activity; Epidemiology; Surveillance; Policy; Research
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Sports and Exercise Science (formerly known as Centre for Sports & Exercise Sciences)
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Mawarni Salim
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2022 06:40
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 06:40

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