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Exercise at any age – Sports Science at KIT – SWR Aktuell

Professor Alex Woll, head of the sports institute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) comes from Bad Schönborn. The importance of exercise for young and old is his area of ​​research.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Woll is a child of the region. The head of the sports institute at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) comes from Bad Schönborn and discovered his love for sports as a child. He came to football and tennis through children’s gymnastics and athletics, and Alex Woll still plays in the Langenbrücken tennis club every year.

Move children – Congress should bring food for thought for politics

As head of the Sports Institute at KIT, he is interested in exercise at all ages. He heads the “Motorik-Modul” (MoMo) study, which has been examining the motor performance and physical sporting activity of children, adolescents and young adults at regular intervals since 2003. Through the “Moving Children” congress, Alex Woll regularly provides information and food for thought for experts from the field and for politics.

Bad Schoenborn

Citizens’ physical activity has increased during the pandemic. This is shown by the results of a study by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the municipality of Bad Schönborn.
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A recent study shows that exercise and sport not only maintain the health of people in nursing homes for longer, but can even improve it, according to Alex Woll.

Health in the workplace and community

He has also been examining the fitness of the people in Bad Schönborn for almost 30 years. According to Prof. Alex Woll, this long-term study shows that exercise significantly improves people’s quality of life. The sports scientist is interested in numerous other topics, such as data on professional football or the movement of robots.