The Discovery Vitality Summit in 140 Characters

Discovery Vitality Summit 2015
The best from the 2015 Discovery Vitality Summit

Discovery Vitality Summit 2015
The third annual Discovery Vitality Summit took place on Thursday, 6 August at the Dome in Wanders, Johannesburg. An open platform that brings together pioneers and leading thinkers in sports science, high performance, fitness, nutrition, technology, health, wellness and psychology, the Vitality Summit is a day filled with learning, entertainment and of course healthy food.

This year focused on physical well being, nutrition and diet and medical advances.  With talks
and discussions from 12 industry leaders and experts, there was a mountain of knowledge being shared. We’ve rounded up the best tweets to give you the Vitality Summit 2015 in 140 characters.
 
Dr Jonathan Broomberg
(Discovery
Health CEO)

 

ADVANCES IN MEDICINE AS IT PERTAINS TO HEALTHY AGEING by Dr Craig Venter (PHD,
Biochemist and Entrepreneur)
 

Almost 15 years on from his original work in genome sequencing, genomic research is playing an
increasingly important role in identifying, treating and possibly even preventing the onset of non-communicable diseases. Dr Craig Venter provides detailed insight into the latest genomic advances and how these could significantly change the field of medicine.

 

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGY AND MY FITNESS, MY TRIBE, MY LIFE – SUPER SOCIAL FITNESS 
by Eric Friedman (Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Fitbit)

The increasingly interconnected world of technology provides significant advancements in monitoring and improving personal nutrition, fitness and training. It is a competitive landscape where every decision about the exercise we do and the food we eat can be made better
through technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTWITTING THE COMPETITION – CREATING A PEAK PERFORMANCE COMPETITIVE EDGE by Professor Wayne Derman (Professor of Sports Science & Sports Medicine, Stellenbosch Research Unit for Sports Science and Sports Medicine), Dr Carol Austin (Head of Performance Support and Medical at Team MTN-Qhubeka) and Lindsey Parry (Head sports scientist at the University of Pretoria’s Institute for Sports Research at the High Performance Centre and head coach of the 2015 Ladies comrades’ winner, Caroline Wöstmann)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTRITION – GOODBYE DIET FOOD, HELLO REAL FOOD  by Deborah Cohen (author
of A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Influences Behind the Obesity Epidemic, and How We Can End It)

Dr Elizabeth Dunford (Award-winning developer of FoodSwitch) and Sam Kass (Former
White House Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition & Former Executive Director for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAYING BIG BUSINESS – TAKING SUCCESS FROM THE FIELD TO THE BOARDROOM 
by Ian Ayre (CEO, Liverpool FC), John Barnes (Former England defender and football manager) and Phil Thomson (Former Liverpool FC and England footballer and captain)

 

 

 

 



Boris Becker (Former world number one professional tennis player)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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