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Overcoming the barriers to physical activity

In June 2009, the Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity took place in Cascais, Portugal. The conference gathered experts from around the globe to discuss effective interventions for the control of obesity and other diseases related to poor diet and inactivity. In a podcast interview, EUFIC spoke with Dr. Mikael Fogelholm, Director of the Health Research Unit at the Academy of Finland, about what keeps people from being physically active and how they could become more motivated.



Mikael Fogelholm (Academy of Finland)

Dr. Mikael Fogelholm holds a D.Sc. degree in nutrition and is currently Director of the Health Research Unit at the Academy of Finland. Additionally he is adjunct professor at the Department of Nutrition, University of Helsinki, and at the Department of Sports Medicine, University of Jyväskylä.

Dr. Fogelholm's research interests comprise the assessment of body composition and physical activity as well as epidemiological studies and clinical interventions on obesity and physical activity. He has published about 90 original papers and reviews in international journals and has co-authored more than 30 textbooks in English and Finnish.


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