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Current research focus

Over the next 3 to 5 years, the research Unit’s key research lines will be:

• Active commuting in health promotion and disease prevention

• Physical activity and fitness and their relationship to cognitive function and academic achievement

• Screen time use and other sedentary behaviors and their relationship to mental and cardiovascular health

• Dose-response relationship of physical activity and risk of cardiovascular diseases and premature mortality

• Methods for assessing physical activity

• Determinants, prevalence, and incidence of overuse and acute musculoskeletal injuries in children and adolescents

• Effectiveness of school-based physical activity promotion

• Implementation research within intervention programs to promote physical activity

• Temporal trends in physical activity and fitness