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Sufficient physical activity through sports participation is paramount to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases and to maintain economic viability, and public health.
Musculoskeletal conditions affect people across the life-course in all regions of the world, 20% to 33% of all people live with a painful musculoskeletal condition.
The increased life expectancy in western society results in a larger part of the population suffering from chronic diseases concomitant with reduced physical activity.
The Ageing and Vitality research program aims to understand the effects of ageing on mobility, and to facilitate vitality and health preservation.
This program includes all translational research addressing the mobility and physical performance of disorders affecting the locomotor functions and brain, for both children and adults.