Hidde P. van der Ploeg and Melvyn Hillsdon recently published a paper in the International Journal of Bahavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity that summarizes both the arguments in favour and against the general statement of the debate: “Is sedentary behaviour just physical inactivity by another name?”Read More
Annika Prien, who is a visiting PhD in our group, just published this important review on the incidence of concussions and other head injuries in elite level football, rugby, ice hockey and American Football. Although injuries to the head represent a small proportion of all sport injuries, they are of great concern due to their potential long-term consequences, which are even suspected in mild traumatic brain injuries. She concluded that future research should focus on concussion in women’s contact sports, as there is little evidence available in this area.Read More
We doen momenteel onderzoek naar de behandeling van Achillespees klachten bij hardlopers door middel van een randomized controlled trial. Hierbij vergelijken we de werkzaamheid van twee verschillende therapieën. Voor dit onderzoek zijn we op zoek naar participanten: recreatieve hardlopers met klachten aan de Achillespees.Read More
Have you ever wondered why some patients do not adhere to drug prescrip- tions despite warnings regarding the health consequences of non-adherence? The simple reason is that it takes more than just a prescription and education to get patients to take their drugs. A similar scenario has become apparent in the field of sport injury prevention. This editorial provides a framework to raise the bar for sport injury prevention adherence research.Read More
On Monday May 7th, I will hold my inaugural lecture to accept my professorship on ‘Epidemiology of Physical Activity, Sports & Health’ at the VU University of Amsterdam.
My journey up to now has been a team effort to create safe sports for everyone. In honour of all who has contributed to this achievement, I would like to invite you to join our symposium on this festive day.
Please join us on this - free ion charge - day to learn about our journey from physical activity promotion to protecting the health of our Olympic heroes.Read More