Does exercise have an impact on obesity?

Wednesday 9th May - 11:40-12:20

There’s been huge debate over the years: does physical activity actually have any real impact on obesity, or is it all about nutrition… or indeed genetics and environmental conditions?

In this session, we explore the role of physical activity among the UK’s growing obese population: what are the health benefits it confers – and, crucially, can it help you lose weight?

Dr Steven Mann, Head of Healthy Communities at Places for People Leisure

Day 1: 11:40-12:20 Elevate Conference

Dr Steve Mann has nearly 10 years years’ experience in the leisure management sector, leading sector wide research into getting the inactive, active. Steve joined social enterprise Places for People Leisure earlier this year to help meet their social objective of ‘creating active places and healthy people’.

As Head of Healthy Communities Steve ensures that the 123 leisure facilities that Places for People Leisure manage on behalf of its local authority partners are inspirational and accessible places, that engage with all members of communities and encourage them to enjoy a lifelong love of physical activity.

Panellists include:

Tam Fry, Chairman at National Obesity Forum

Professor Paul Gately, Professor of Exercise and Obesity at Leeds Beckett University