Research and development

Our research and development projects offer scientific and practical information in order to enhance physical activity.

Physical activity across the life course

We conduct research on physical activity across the life course. We aim to identify the determinants of physical activity, inactivity and sedentary behavior, and to provide solutions to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviour. The effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviour on wellbeing, health and other factors are examined during the life course.

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Wellbeing and learning

Physical activity is connected to wellbeing and health in many ways. In recent years, research has found that physical activity and fitness may positively affect learning, cognitive functions and brain health. We provide support for integrating physical activity into academic lessons in ways that support learning.

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Evaluation research and strategic information

The aim of our evaluation research and strategic information is to support decision-making. We conduct research, follow-up and evaluation in order to increase understanding on the structures and operational cultures that affect physical activity. Many of these structures are invisible and taken for granted.

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Contact information

Eino Haas

Eino Havas

Director Director +358500605527 eino.havas@likes.fi

Kaarlo Laine

Kaarlo Laine

Research Director Strategic information and evaluation studies +358400247473 kaarlo.laine@likes.fi

Tuija Tammelin

Tuija Tammelin

Research Director Research on physical activity and health +358400247998 tuija.tammelin@likes.fi

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