UNESCO Chair on Physical Activity and Health in Educational Settings
News from the Chair
Physical fitness and nutritional anthropometric status among children living in the Nelson Mandela Bay regionInformation about the relationships between physical fitness, body composition and nutrition has increased in recent years; however, little is known about physical fitness and the coexistence of under-/overnutrition among children living...
Changes in physical activity predict the health-related quality of life of South African schoolchildrenRegular physical activity has the potential to positively influence children's health. Cross-sectional studies show that physical activity in childhood is positively related to health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Since promoting...
Clustered cardiovascular risk in South African children from disadvantaged communitiesAssociation between physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and clustered cardiovascular risk in South African children from disadvantaged communities: results from a cross-sectional study.
Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind.Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)
- Research and teaching unit at the University of Basel and the Nelson Mandela University.
- Established by an agreement between UNESCO and the University of Basel.
- Promoting research and collaboration in the area of focus.