This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. lthough multiple markers of health and wellness have been directly linked to higher amounts of physical activity, and multiple chronic disease and illness states have been directly linked to low amounts of physical activity, the global population still has difficulty increasing it’s level of physical activity, especially in light of increasing industrialization and technology. Howard Chen will speak about the use of physical play as an avenue to improving levels of physical activity, and thus, health.

Dr. Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA is Medical Director of Health and Wellness at Renown Health. He is trained as a Family Physician, and currently works in the fields of Medical Acupuncture, Hyperbaric Medicine, and Wound Care. He is a member of American MENSA, and writes a monthly column on health and wellness for his local MENSA chapter. He lectures regionally on a variety of health topics, has taught at the UNR School of Medicine, and has been featured on the Web, TV, Radio, and newspaper segments on health.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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