Spotlight on sports and exercise
The human body is almost infinitely complicated. However, a large number of studies lead to a very simple conclution: by exercising at a fairly moderate level you can increase your well-being and redce the risk of becoming ill.
Curious about everyday exercise
The pandemic has changed our habits, but we have continued to be active/on the move. This is a good thing, because it is hard to find anything that promotes health as much as physical activity. Today we know more about why this is so.
How far should you really walk?
Many people have heard that for a decent state of health you should walk 10,000 steps a day. But is there scientific evidence to support this claim?
Footballing success in the young can be measured in the brain
The working memory and other cognitive functions in children and young people can be associated with how successful they are on the football pitch, a new study from Karolinska Institutet shows. Football clubs that focus too much on physical attributes therefore risk overlooking future stars.
Safe sport their goal
Exercise has many positive effects. But top athletes also risk injuries. Meet three researchers who know which sports are the most risky, and how best to avoid injury.
Should exercise be adapted to a woman’s menstrual cycle?
Many female athletes believe that their performance is affected by their menstrual cycle. Cecilia Fridén, associate professor at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, is going to find out whether that is true.
Exercise as medicine
After witnessing the positive effects that exercise has had on the wellbeing of breast cancer patients, Yvonne Wengström is certain where she stands: It’s time to introduce physical activity in cancer care.
Never too late to start exercising
As we get older, the function of our muscle cells deteriorates in several ways. But there is hope. With exercise, you can also get old and tired muscle cells to shape up and perform better.
Plans on an anti-doping professorship
Doping in sports is a growing public health problem. Karolinska Institutet now aims at establishing a professorship in the honor of anti-doping profile Arne Ljungqvist.
News about physical activity
More researchers in this field
Interested in compulsive exercise as a symptom
Emma Forsén Mantilla is a psychologist and researcher at the Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation. Her research includes compulsive exercise as a symptom in eating disorders and various forms of preventive efforts.
The professor who refuses to sit still
Carl Johan Sundberg never walks on stairs. No, he runs. Meet an inquisitive professor who understands the importance of physical activity more than others.
From molecular biology to good advice on exercise
Jessica Norrbom is a molecular biologist and researcher in the field of molecular exercise physiology. She is also a personal trainer and author of several popular science books on physical activity and health.
Studying the relationship between exercise and health
While exercise is good for us, we still do not fully understand why. Jorge Ruas is researching the nature of this connection at a molecular and genetic level in the hope of contributing to the development of better therapies.