Press Release 036/2019

Congress “Kinder bewegen:“ Children Have to Become more Active Every Day

The 8th Congress “Kinder bewegen” at KIT Will Focus on the Importance of Exercise to Physical and Mental Development of Children and Adolescents
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Exercise is important to the development of children and adolescents. The congress will highlight methods to include it in daily and school life. (Photo: Tanja Meißner, KIT)

Exercise of children in Germany still is far too little. This is the result of sports scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) after the preliminary evaluation of data collected by their long-term study (2009 – 2021) “Motorik-Modul” (MoMo, motor skills module). However, exercise is important to the mental and physical development of children and adolescents, as will be pointed out by the 8th congress “Kinder bewegen” (moving children) that will take place at KIT from March 21 to 23, 2019.




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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 9,800 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,300 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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