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A change in marital status affects the number of daily steps: the men who divorced and the women who found a new partner reduced their physical activity

According to a recent study, changes in relationships have links to physical activity. The total number of non-exercise steps was reduced during a four-year follow-up study for men who divorced. For women who found a new spouse between the measurement points, the total steps decreased significantly when compared to women married throughout the period.

Recruiting subjects to sports/fitness technology-research!

We are recruiting subjects to our measurements at the end of the year of 2018 and at the start of the year 2019. The purpose of the research is to study association between body composition and cardio-respiratory fitness in 20-45 years old men and women.

Children who are seen as demanding receive less physical activity support from their parents

The Skilled Kids study, conducted at the University of Jyväskylä from 2015 to 2017, found that a child’s temperament defines the level of physical activity parenting. Parents rarely participated together in physical activity and less frequently gave support for their child’s physical activity if a child’s temperament was perceived as being, on the whole, demanding.

Low fitness may indicate poor arterial health in adolescents

A recent Finnish study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä showed that adolescents with better aerobic fitness have more compliant arteries than their lower fit peers do. The study also suggests that a higher anaerobic threshold is linked to better arterial health. The results were published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

Resistance training and exercise-motivation go hand-in-hand

A recent study conducted in the University of Jyväskylä suggests that resistance training improves exercise motivation and contributes to making exercise planning among older adults. Exercise motivation and exercise self-efficacy are key factors in continuing resistance training.

Pulse wave analysis provides reliable information on heart health in young people

Arterial stiffness is one of the early signs of cardiovascular disease, and arterial stiffening has been observed in children. A recent study suggests that an easy-to-use, non-invasive method can produce reproducible estimates of arterial stiffness in adolescents aged 16–19 years. The results of the study, conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, were published in the journal Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging.