Articles

7.6.2011

Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study is a multidisciplinary research project led by Timo Lakka, Professor of Medical Physiology at the University of Eastern Finland. Launched in 2007, the project monitors the living habits and...

7.6.2011

Only slightly less than half of Finnish young people aged 12–14 practice enough physical exercise for maintenance of adequate health. According to questionnaire surveys, there is great variation among children and youngsters when it comes to...

7.6.2011

The lack of physical activity and an unhealthy lifestyle have become a global phenomenon with little evidence to support any specific activation program. The decreasing amount of physical activity is increasing also the risk of social marginalisation,...

7.6.2011

Children’s and young people’s physical activity has been subject to versatile research in Finland. According to Risto Telama, Professor Emeritus of Physical Education Studies at the University of Jyväskylä, long-term follow-up studies have...