An alarming 30% of the world’s population is now considered to be obese, or more than 2.1 billion people. Obesity can lead to myriad diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain types of cancers, gout, breathing problems, and high blood pressure among others. The obesity epidemic sweeping the globe has increased the occurrence of these diseases and is one of the most common causes of premature death on a global scale. The ISAPA, or International Society for Athletics and Physical Activity, was founded to spearhead efforts to combat obesity around the world. ISAPA seeks to educate people around the world on the importance of both healthy eating and an active lifestyle, in an effort to tackle and reverse the climbing obesity rates.
- To educate people of all ages on the dangers of obesity and equip them with resources to get in shape by making healthy eating decisions and getting physically active.
- Work with universities and academics to conduct studies that highlight the dangers of eating a diet filled with refined sugars and processed foods and the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle.
To disseminate study results to the world through our site, as well as relevant professional publications.