Articles

21.12.2011

The population in Finland is ageing rapidly in the coming decades. As we look for means to secure functional capacity in old age, physical exercise has been recognized as a key factor. Exercise promotes health comprehensively, increases social contacts...

21.12.2011

The DYNAMO study combines research in health, personality development, work, and gerontology, in an effort to better understand the long term effects of working life on old age. In addition, this study attempts to bridge childhood development and old...

21.12.2011

Being a special student causes problems in participation in the mainstream with age peers. The status of “special” can stigmatise. The participant may have a feeling of neither being good enough nor belonging. Even if the parents regard...

21.12.2011

Many health promotion interventions turn out to be ineffective in natural environments after a project has come to an end. Therefore, the permanent processes and mechanisms in the organisations should be developed. The innovative TEAviisari system...

3.10.2011

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health are responsible for general policy delineations regarding the promotion of Physical Activity and Health. The municipalities bear primary responsibility for organizing Adapted...

9.6.2011

Children and youths in Helsinki move actively and independently between places that are important to them. A recent study has brought to light new information on factors that promote physical activity in different urban environments. Such factors can...