Lectures and seminars KI Lifestyle4Health network seminar #10: Physical activity and Covid-19
Speaker: Prof. Carl Johan Sundberg
It is well established that regular physical activity is important for health and well-being. Physical activity affects all organ systems, including the immune system. Persons that are physically active have a lower incidence of upper respiratory tract infections. Physical activity also enhances the body’s ability to sustain physical stress (e.g. an infection), which has recently been shown also for Covid-19. Physical activity is important during rehabilitation after an infection and is likely to strengthen the immune response following a vaccination. This session aims to describe the connection between physical activity and resilience to Covid-19 infection as well as the mechanisms behind it.
About the speaker
Carl Johan Sundberg is a Licensed Physician and Professor at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology. Currently he is the Head of the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). His research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property. He is the Basic Science Editor at Läkartidningen, the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association, the Vice-President of the Swedish Society of Sports Medicine and the Vice-President of Euroscience, a pan-European non-profit organisation promoting science and technology.
Carl Johan SundbergProfessor
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Contributing to KI’s mission and Agenda 2030, the KI Lifestyle4Health network is a forum and a platform that gathers all interested researchers and professionals working around lifestyle factors that contribute to the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases. We aim to promote collaboration and spread knowledge to the general public about ongoing work in this field. Read more about KI Lifestyle4Health network and join us!