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.
Physical activity across the life course
Finland’s Report Card is a compilation of recent research results on the status and promotion of physical activity among children and adolescents.
Project aims to develop skill-based games and exercises for 11−14 year old schoolchildren to be used in physical education classes and recess. To have beneficial effects also for health, the games must have at least moderate level intensity.
This study examines familial aggregation of physical activity and sedentary behaviour patterns across the life course and across three generations.
This study identifies the determinants of change in physical activity, sedentary behavior and physical fitness during puberty.
The aim of the FitBack project is to build an evidence-based monitoring system for physical fitness of children and adolescents.