Who are we and what do we do?

The PROFITH research group, PROmoting FITness and Health through Physical activity.

The PROFITH research group (no. CTS-977) is a young, enthusiastic and highly competitive group. Our overall goal is to advance the current scientific knowledge in a way that contributes to create a healthier society by means of examining the beneficial effects of physical activity on individuals’ health with and without disease and of any age.

Our main research lines/interests are:

  • Assessment of physical fitness
  • Assessment of physical activity and sleep
  • Epidemiology of physical activity and health
  • Exercise’s effects on brown adipose tissue, insulin resistance and obesity
  • Exercise’s effects on cognitive performance, academic achievement, and brain structure and function
  • Active commuting: methods, determinants and consequences