The project's three sub-projects aim to map the relationship between physical activity and healthy brain functions, some of the physiological mechanisms that can contribute to these relationships, and central organizational components that can support the sustainable implementation of brain health-promoting physical activity in school.
The participants are aged 13–15, an understudied age where the incidence of mental illness increases and where much life changes for young people.
Participating researchers at GIH are Gisela Nyberg, Karin Kjellenberg, Björg Helgadóttir, Carolina Lunde, Sara Hoy, Maria Fernström and Britta Thedin Jakobsson.
Participating partners are COOP, Skandia, Skanska, IKEA, Generation PEP and Konsumentföreningen i Stockholm med omnejd.
Synergy between our three themes Neurophysiological pathways from movement habits to brain health, Physical activity and its relationship to brain health throughout life and Sustainable behavioral changes for brain health.