Ballett dancers on stage

Unethical pressure on young talent?

The cost of success and perfectionism can be significant for young talent aiming for the top. Around a third of this group active in sport and performing arts struggle with negative feelings, stress and performance anxiety. Their coaches may be both the problem and the solution.

Crowdf crossing street on foot

Even a few small steps extend life

Even a completely non-challenging stroll can significantly reduce the risk of premature death. While, until now, professionals have said that you need to exert yourself to benefit, all activity is important. Furthermore, the effect of doing something relatively minor is greater than previously thought.

The supportive coach

"The supportive coach" has to be able to deal with people who just want to have fun as well as more result-oriented figures. This is crucial both in terms of lifting the team and getting individuals to continue with the sport for as long as possible.

Man reaching and stretching on the measuring bulls-eye

A new bull's eye within reach

—Stop there! OK, keep it very still, says Ola Eriksrud as he takes a bearing using a plumb line towards a bull’s eye on the floor. His aim is to measure how far the football player can actually stretch – and he is confident that the method he has now developed will be of importance for training and rehabilitation.

Elderly man holding a dumbbell in each hand

Weight training on prescription for the elderly

Regular weight training can keep even the oldest members of our society healthier, more mobile and allow them to be more independent. —Weight training is very important. Even a 90-year-old can and should exercise to develop both new strength and muscle mass, says Sigve Nyvik Aas.

Youth: Inactive for too long

Children and adolescents have not become more active, despite the clear goal to increase physical activity. The World Health Organization’s goal of more physical activity to curb many diseases is facing failure.