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The 6th Peking University Forum of Sport Culture and Humanities held at PKU

JUN . 05 2017
Peking University, June 2, 2017: On May 25, the 6th Peking University Forum of Sport Culture and Humanities: “Exercise as Medicine and Healthy China” was held at PKU. The forum aims to respond to the “Healthy China 2030” blueprint and the national fitness program. Attendees included more than 40 experts in health-related fields and over 80 representatives from Chinese colleges and scientific institutions.
The theme for this year’s forum is “Exercise as Medicine and Healthy”. Attendees shared their professional points of views and the results of their research from four dimensions: “Health Risks and Exercise as Precaution”, “Fitness and Energetic Campus”, “Body, Sports and Female Leadership” and “Traditional Sports Regimen and Healthy Ageing”.
Professor Dong Jinxia, deputy director of PKU Humanistic and Physical Research Base, first reviewed the research base’s 15-year history. Dong said that the base has come a long way with the support of many social communities and PKU’s multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary research platform, and has made significant achievements in talents cultivation, scientific achievements and the development of the discipline.
Professor Dong delivering a speech
Professor Xue Yanqing first on behalf of Federation of University Sports of China congratulated the base for all it has achieved, and then expressed the federation’s hope to strengthen cooperation with PKU in PE industry. Professor John Sigg, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College, also extended his congratulations and gave a speech on the opening of the forum.

Professor Xue delivering a speech
Professor Sigg delivering a speech
Then, PKU Council Vice Chairman An Yufeng delivered an opening speech on behalf of the school. An pointed out that during the 5 forums held, Peking University Forum of Sport Culture and Humanities has always been closely related to society, for instance, from PE and the well-being of all citizens to “PE, Female and Chinese Dream,” from soccer education to today, “Exercise as Medicine and Healthy China”. The forum has always devoted itself to building a platform for PE research and academic communication, and contributed to providing high-end activities for PKU Humanistic and Physical Research Base.
Professor An delivering the opening speech
The forum invited Professor Bruce Wexler, expert in neuroscience from Yale School of Medicine, to give a keynote presentation on “Exercise, Cognition and Emotinal Health”. Wexler introduced many international research findings about how exercise can promote health in the level of cells and genes.
During the round-table session, experts in physical science and medication had some fascinating discussions. They talked about their understanding of health, and shared their insights on how to use exercise to promote health and how to treat individual differences in exercise. They believed that exercise can exert positive influence on body and mind, and thus should become an important part of everybody’s life.
Professor Wexler giving a presentation
Discussion scene
Many other activities are also held during the forum: Chinese and American students’ salon, taichi and yoga experience, and a calligraphy exhibition about physical exercise and China.
Group photos of the attendees
Written by: You Danqian
Edited by: Wang Qian
Source:PKU News (in Chinese)