Physically inactive lifestyle is recognized as a risk for health and well-being. This study identifies the intergenerational associations of physical activity and sedentary behavior across three generations and evaluates how socioeconomic situation of the family modifies these associations. In addition, the changes during the life-course and secular trends in physical activity will be determined.
Study is part of the ongoing Cardiovascular Risk of Young Finns Study, a prospective longitudinal study of 38 years follow-up time, including participation of three generations in the latest follow-up. Results of this study will be used to promote physically active lifestyle in families.