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Physical activity

Sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity are, after smoking, the most significant risk factor for public health. Physical inactivity contributes to approximately 6,000 deaths a year, reducing the average life expectancy of Danes by 13 months, and is responsible for approximately 60,000 additional somatic hospital admissions every year. Therefore, there is still a need for new basic research in the area as well as monitoring developments.

Our goals

  • We will focus on the broad public health angle and the connection between physical activity and health.
  • We will carry out research into the whole spectrum, from actual physical activity, general movement, sedentary behaviour to inactivity.
  • We will develop and carry out intervention studies based on the institute's epidemiological tradition, register data, KRAM data and our large population surveys.