International conference on healthiness and fitness across the lifespan
September 12–15, 2018 • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

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Welcome note

Anita Hökelmann
Elke Knisel
Notger Müller

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organising committee of the “International conference on healthiness and fitness across the lifespan” (HAL 2018) at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, and on behalf of the European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA) we would like to invite you to an important scientific event in Magdeburg.

Technical advances over the last few years have inspired researchers to test and validate earlier theories of motor and mental development, learning and age-related functional decline.

Physical activity has been suggested to be one of the most important factors for increasing motor and mental abilities in childhood and for promoting fitness and healthiness across the life span. Also lifestyle factors, healthy eating and physical activity, may counteract the progression of age-related cognitive, physical and neurophysiological deficits. The conference offers an opportunity for scientists from different fields such as sport and health science, neuroscience, medicine, physiology, nutrition, gerontology, cognitive science but also for teachers, clinicians, and practitioners to present new findings and to engage in discussions relevant to the topic of “healthiness and fitness across the life span”. It is an unprecedented challenge to explore the processes of motor and mental development and to cooperate across disciplines in order to recommend successful strategies.

The conference includes keynotes, working groups with introductory presentation, invited symposia, poster sessions, practical exercises, and demonstrations.

We hope you will enjoy the conference and you will find stimulating input for your own future research and work.

The scientific organising committee

Anita Hökelmann, Elke Knisel and Notger Müller