Millions to fitness research

Four minutes of hard exercise three times a week is all it takes to significantly improve cardiovascular fitness, a research group at NTNU has found, among many other findings.

In December 2011, the group was awarded a grant of NOK 4 million annually from the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation and is now known as the “K.G. Jebsen Centre of Exercise in Medicine.”The centre’s goal is to investigate the relationship between fitness and future heart health, and to analyse the interaction between genetic inheritance and physical activity.