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Sigmund Alfred Anderssen

Worktitle
Head of Department
Department
Department of Sport Medicine
Phone
+47 23 26 23 01 / +47 452 79 348
E-mail
s.a.anderssen@nih.no

Area of responsibility

Head of Department

Research

Physical fitness and physical activity surveillance.
Recommendations for physical activity. Physical activity in relation to risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Education

Physical activity and health

Short biography

Sigmund A. Anderssen is a Professor in physical activity and health in the Department of Sports Medicine at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. He also holds a position as Adjunct Professor at Sogn og Fjordane University College, Faculty of Teacher Education and Sport. His main research area is physical fitness and physical activity surveillance, and physical activity in relation to risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He has been one of the main authors of the Norwegian and the Nordic physical activity recommendations. He is past chair of the National Council on Physical Activity.

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