Beyond the Scale: Evaluating Body Metrics in Health and Sport

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Tuesday, 13 August 2024 12:30 - 13:30 BST

Body measures underpin life as we know it; from the trivial: the shape of the chair you’re sat on, the clothes you are wearing and the dimension of your devices, to the critical: the design of your seat belt, your qualification for medical treatments and the dosages of those treatment. In sport we typically place a lot of emphasis on the accuracy of these measures, however this has not translated into health – yet. This presentation explores the translation of body measurement expertise from sport to health, with a focus on childhood obesity