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       Lack of physical activity has become an increasingly important cause of illness and premature mortality. The Lancet medical journal (2012) identified important agendas for global health promotion, and provided indicators showing the primary causes of premature mortality among global populations. About 5.3 million premature deaths per year are caused by chronic non-communicable diseases arising from lack of physical activities, a figure higher than the 5.1 million premature deaths per year caused by smoking cigarettes.

Additionally, a sedentary lifestyle,(e.g. long periods of sitting or reclining) may increase the risks of colon cancer and stomach cancer by up to 66%. Results of a sedentary lifestyle have become a major risk factor for the Thai population. A 2013 survey jointly conducted by Mahidol University and ThaiHealth found that Thai people spend an average of 13.15 hours in a sedentary state, and an average of only 2.19 hours on physical activities.

Over the past two decades (2004-2009), the prevalence of obesity continues to increase, based on lack of physical activity within the Thai population. There are twice as many Thai people with excess weight issues and three times as many Thai people battling obesity. Therefore, it is important to promote awareness and importance of physical activity among Thai people and policymakers. Support should be provided to continually expand results gained from cooperation within all sectors to increase physical activity in the daily lives of Thai people, and reduce overweight and obesity issues.

Focus Areas of Plan

1) Promotion of physical activities based on a life-course approach targeted for each age group, including children ( ages 6-14), teenagers (ages15-24), working adults (ages 25-59), and elderly people (60 and older). Age-appropriate knowledge about physical activity is being developed through the integration of the Healthy Food Promotion Plan, the Healthy Media System and the Spiritual Health Pathway Promotion Plan, in order to promote holistic healthy lifestyles.

2) Establishment of healthy spaces to accommodate for physical activities among targeted age groups under the Physical Activity Promotion Plan. These spaces include schools (targeting children), universities (targeting teenagers), workplaces and businesses (targeting working adults), temples and senior citizen’s associations (targeting elderly people), and communities and health service centers (targeting all age groups).


3) The development of cities and communities that are conducive to walking (walkable cities) and bicycling (cyclable cities).

4) Creation of knowledge capital at all levels to create model campaigns for increasing physical activities while decreasing sedentary lifestyles and lowering risks of obesity.


5) Cooperation is being sought to maximize benefits and impact for the upcoming International Congress on Physical Activity, 2016.


6) Emphasize the importance of family and infant development centers and schools in their roles as proponents for a healthy lifestyle. As well as, emphasize the significance of the media, health, and spirituality as channels to increase physical activity. Work implementation areas are being selected in accordance with ThaiHealth’s goals.


Mahidol University, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and its network of partners, have jointly opened Thailand Physical Activity Knowledge Development Centre (TPAK) to fight against five issues that hinder physical activity movement and to promote physical activities in the international level with highlights on Play-Learn-Know model.   June 25, 2020 – Mahidol University, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth), and partners launched an opening of Thailand Physical Activity Knowledge Development (TPAK) at Institute for Population and Social Research of Mahidol University. The press conference featured an online discussion on “Importance of Physical Activities for Thai people under New-Normal lifestyle”, forging collaboration among partners in reviving Thai people’s active physical activities during CoVid-19 outbreak.     Asst Prof Auemphorn Mutchimwong, Acting Vice Rector for Finance of Mahidol University, said that Mahidol University is well known for its expertise in producing research and studies beneficial to the development and application of creations of innovation and solution for the betterment of people’s lifestyles especially in terms of health. The university, therefore, decided to join hands with ThaiHealth in support of continual academic excellence following the fast-paced changes in the country and in the world, including the promotion of physical activities that is directly associated with health as stated by Dr Fiona Bull, World Health Organisation’s President of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health...

Fatless belly Food and PA

Fatless belly Food and PA

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Fatless belly Physical acitivity


ThaiHealth has launched a Valentine campaign focusing on concept of “Don’t Let Love Turn Sour” that reflects on domestic violence in families while urging family members to be responsible. On the other part of the campaign, a teen mum revealed about her failed love life due to a domestic violence.   Women and Men Progressive Movement Foundation (WMP), Stop Drink Network, Youth Network of New Face Drinker Prevention, Stop Gambling Network (Yut-Phanan), No Gambling Club and ThaiHealth on February 11, 2016, jointly organised a 2016 Valentine campaign — “Don’t Let Love Turn Sour”. A stage play reflecting teenage problem under the name “What… has turned your loved one upside down” was performed.   At the launch, Ms A (name withheld) a 19-year-old mother who has been in an abusive relationship told the story about her past in the topic “Don’t Let Love Turn Sour”, saying she was dating with her boyfriend for a year and at first the boy treated her well with respect. Later on they argued a lot due to jealousy. He accused her of cheating on him. The boyfriend’s family were always speaking bad at her but she put it up because of love and wanted to have a future with him even though he treated her badly.   After a while she just couldn’t take it...

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