How much exercise do you need to gain good health and a longer life? PAI was presented at the heart congress ESC

Javaid Nauman“Confused about how much exercise to take for a healthy heart? Norwegian researchers have come up with a useful app that allows you to personalise the amount of exercise needed to reduce your risk of death from heart attack and stroke”, The Irish Times writes about our reserach that lies behind the app PAI (Personal activity intelligence).

This weekend our senior researcher Javaid Nauman was invited to speak about this reserch in front of other researchers and the press at the large congress for heart research, ESC in Rome.

“Individuals do not know how much exercise they need to prevent cardiovascular disease”, Nauman said during the session.

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Hvor mye må du trene for å få bedre helse og leve lenger?

Javaid NaumanVåre forskere har utviklet en algoritme basert på HUNT-data som hjelper folk til å finne ut akkurat hvor mye de må trene for å redusere risikoen for hjerte og karsykdommer.
Algoritmen er basert på data innhentet fra 39 298 trøndere, og systemet har fått navnet PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence).
– Du kan gjerne gå 10 000 skritt på en dag, uten å få en eneste PAI. For at treningen skal redusere risikoen for hjerte- og karsykdom, må du ha en puls vesentlig høyere enn din hvilepuls. Derfor er vårt system unikt, sier professor Ulrik Wisløff, til VG om PAI.
Forskningsfunnene har vakt internasjonal interesse, og i helgen var seniorforsker ved CERG, Javaid Nauman, invitert til verdens største kongress for hjerteforskning, ESC, for å snakke til hjerteforskere og presse fra hele verden om forskningen bak algoritmen.

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Hvordan få inaktive trønderrockere i aktivitet?

Brøndbo testerJeg har i lengre tid jobbet litt opp mot noen av Trøndelags rockere, og hatt flere av dem inne til testing ved NeXt Move kjernefasilitet. Dette i hovedsak for å se hvordan den fysiske formen har vært, og vi må vel være ærlige og si at det ikke alltid har stått så veldig bra til. Og når jeg rett før jul fikk spørsmål om å hjelpe to av Namsos store sønner til å komme i form til Namsosløpet den 21.05.16, så måtte vi igjen få gutta inn på tredemølle for en test slik at vi kunne lage et treningsprogram som egnet seg for dem.

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Physical activity intelligence (PAI): All roads lead to Rome

Ulrik WisløffIt is now a well-established fact that physical activity is good for health. But how much physical activity should you do to prevent disease and delay early death?

We at CERG have recently devised physical activity intelligence (PAI), a single number used to meaningfully quantify your physical activity using the heart rate patters of your body. PAI is for everyone, young and old, fit and unfit. You amount PAI by doing any physical activity. The type of activity you chose to do depends on your own personal preference and could include anything from walking to work, cleaning, climbing stairs, dancing, exercising at high or moderate intensity, to playing with your children or grandchildren.

PAI is NOT an exercise prescription. It does NOT tell you how to exercise in a specific way, but measures the physical activity that you already do and adds it up over a course of a week. As long as you keep your weekly PAI score above 100, you are doing enough to protect yourself from disease and early death. While doing more than 100 PAI may burn additional calories, research shows us that it does not confer better protection from disease and early death.

Phd candidate Nina Zisko

Stipendiat ved CERG Nina Zisko

PAI is a tool which will tell you if you have done enough physical activity this week to keep healthy longer. It is also a reminder for those who struggle with inactivity to keep physically active. So what’s your PAI?

See how PAI works in this video made by The Wall Street Journal here!

Head of CERG, Ulrik Wisløff and PhD student Nina Zisko

PAI – Personal Activity Intelligence – introduced to the world

PAI Launch at CES 2016. Christian Gutvik, Ulrik Wisløff and Lasse BerreClose to 175 000 attendees, including 6000 journalists, visited to the worlds largest convention for consumer electronics, CES, last week in Las Vegas. Among them was head of CERG, professor Ulrik Wisløff, who together with Canadian wearable company Mio Global introduced PAI, Personal Activity Intelligence to the worlds technology press.
PAI is a result of research based on the HUNT study where more than 60 000 individuals has been monitored over a period of more than 20 years. The goal is to make PAI the new world standard of activity tracking. PAI is an individual metric that makes sense of measured heart rate data, and significantly reduces the risk of lifestyle related diseases.

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Kan revolusjonere måling av treningseffekt – CERG forskning er blitt ny treningsapp

Ulrik WisløffI dag, 6. januar, lanseres appen Mio PAI under teknologimessen CES i Las Vegas. Appen er basert på vår forskning her på CERG.

– Dette bygger på solid helseforskning. Vi har utviklet en algoritme, PAI – personlig aktivitets-intelligens, som baserer seg på Helseundersøkelsen i Nord-Trøndelag, sier CERG leder professor Ulrik Wisløff til Adresseavisen om den nye appen.

Wisløff mener appen kan revolusjonere måling av treningseffekt.

– PAI-scoren tilpasser seg den enkelte brukerens livsstil og lager skreddersydde mål som er realistisk å nå. Så lenge pulsen kommer opp i en viss sone for en viss periode, vil brukeren oppnå maksimal helseeffekt, sier Wisløff til avisa.

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A Revolutionary Metric System to Help Your Lifestyle – CERG research in new Fitness app

Ulrik WisløffJanuary 6th, the fitness app Mio PAI is launched during CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The app is based on CERG research.

“This is based on solid medical research. We have developed an algorithm, PAI – personal activity intelligence, which relies on the data from The HUNT Study,” CERG leader, Professor Ulrik Wisløff, explained to Adresseavisen.

Wisløff thinks the app could revolutionize the measurement of exercise effects.

“PAI score adapts the individual user’s lifestyle and creates customized targets that are realistic to achieve. As long as the heart rate reaches a certain zone for a certain period, the user will achieve maximum health impact”, Wisløff told the Norwegian newspaper.

PAI is based on incredibly robust data. With a large population we have studied over many years, through The Hunt Study, this is unique.

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