Research

The Norwegian School of Sports Sciences aims for its research activity to be of high international quality and clear social relevance.

Children run up a flight of stairs

Everything can be moved, and make children learn better

– More activity in school? Sure! However, everyone – from teachers to politicians – is thinking too narrowly about how to get pupils moving more. Students are thus missing out on some great opportunities to learn in a much better way.

Landgraff measuring O2 intake on teenage girl

Young people perform just as well with less effort

Young people involved in endurance sports could just as easily benefit from engaging in varied, technical workouts rather than exerting themselves by doing tough interval training, for example. The results achieved on the pitch or the track would be just as good if they engaged in other, possibly more enjoyable cardio-intensive workouts, and this could also reduce the number of young people dropping out.