- Monitoring Physical Activity and Fitness
- Health-related fitness tests for public health monitoring
- Development and evaluation of a 2-km Walking Test
- Health-related fitness test battery
- Health-related fitness tests for older adults
- Required motor abilities in commonly practised exercise modes
- Physical activity and motor abilities
- Health 2000 and Health 2011
- Exercise Loading and Bone Structure
- KidsOut! — promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior among 8th graders
- Physical Activity as a Medicine
- Counselling, lifestyle and physical activity in maternity care -study (NELLI)
- Effect of physical activity on menopausal symptoms
- Breast Cancer and Exercise
- KÄPY Research – Social Ecological Intervention to Promote Active Commuting to Work
- Prevention of Chronic Low Back Pain in Female Nurses
- Weight Reduction and Long-distance Truck and Bus Drivers
- Physical Activity and Reducing of Headaches
- Developing physical activity counselling
- VESOTE Effective Life-style Counselling for Social and Health Care
- Safety of Physical Activity
- Predictors of Lower Extremity Injuries in Team Sports PROFITS
- Risk Factors of Injuries and Injury Prevention in Youth Football
- Floorball Injuries – Epidemiology and Prevention
- Neuromuscular Exercise and Counseling Prevent Low Back Pain
- Effects of Exercise on Physical Functioning, Bone Strength and Fall Risk among Older Women
- Vitamin D and Exercise in Fall Prevention
- Effect of Vibration Training on Physical Functioning and Risk of Falling in Older People
- Fall-induced Injuries Among Older Adults in Finland
- LiVE: Sports and Exercise Safety Program in Finland
- KaatumisSeula: Implementation of Evidence-Based Fall Prevention for Communities
- Recent Presentations in Conferences
- WHO Europe HEPA Collaboration
LiVE: Sports and Exercise Safety Program in Finland
The aim of the LiVE program is to increase safety of sports and exercise in a nationwide setting. Injuries are prevented by enhancing awareness of injury risks, improving quality and contents of physical activity sessions and sport training, and taking care of sports environment and equipment.
The primary target groups of the program are
- young athletes, their coaches and parents
- elementary, secondary and vocational school pupils and their teachers.
The program is coordinated by the UKK Institute and implemented in co-operation with various Finnish educational institutes and sports federations.
Implementation of the national and international study findings are conducted in three projects. Read more about the projects on their own webpages:
Successful development and implementation of preventive strategies against sports injuries are likely to result in reduction in the absolute number of health problems and in sport, work and school absenteeism and decrease in medical costs. The effects of the LiVE programme will be seen within five to ten years.
The Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture
Chief Physician, D.Med.Sc.
Leppänen M, Aaltonen S, Parkkari J, Heinonen A, Kujala UM. Interventions to prevent sports related injuries: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Sports Med 2014;44:473-486
Parkkari J, Taanila H, Suni J, Mattila VM, Ohrankämmen O, Vuorinen P, Kannus P, Pihlajamäki H. Neuromuscular training with injury prevention counselling to decrease the risk of acute musculoskeletal injury in young men during military service: a population-based randomised study. BMC Medicine 2011;9:35
Pasanen K, Parkkari J, Pasanen M, et al. Neuromuscular training and the risk of leg injuries in female floorball players: cluster randomized controlled study. BMJ 2008;337:96-102.
Updated May 2018