Press Release 075/2013

Kids Gymnastics Congress: Enhancing Exercise

Congress “Kinder bewegen – Energien nutzen” to Take Place at KIT for the Fifth Time
Exercise is a central element of health care for kids. (Photo: IfSS/FoSS)

At least 90 minutes of exercise per day, 12,000 steps, and not more than 60 minutes of TV and computer consumption for kids aged between 6 and 11: These are only three of the rec-ommendations made by German sports scientists in an “expert consensus”. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) contributed to this consensus. Enhancing exercise of kids and adolescents will also be in the focus of the Kids Gymnastics Congress that will take place on KIT Campus South from June 21 to 23, 2013.

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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Margarete Lehné
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Phone: +49 721 608-41105
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