Do physical activity give us longer lives and better health in old age?

web-Molle3That’s what we are trying to find out in our large study Generation 100. During the next year about 1,200 seniors will come to our labs for extensive tests for the third time. Some of them exercise regularly with moderate intensity, other with high intensity and others are encouraged to follow the health authorities’ guidelines for physical activity. The study is the largest in the world of its kind, and will give us valuable information about the importance of physical activity in old age.

Read more about Generation 100 and research related to physical activity and aging on our blog here!

Also read: Are people who feel tired all the time less active?

Today we started with the tests which will run four days a week throughout the next year, and on Monday we tested the logistics, and here are some pictures from that day:

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About CERG

The Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) seeks to identify the key mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of physical on cardiac health in the context of disease prevention and treatment. Named the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine under Professor Ulrik Wisløff's leadership in 2011, CERG uses both top-down and bottom-up approaches to combat lifestyle-related disease.

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