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From the Uni Innsbruck Newsroom

Brisk walks sup­port smok­ing ces­sa­tion

Good news for anyone who wants to quit smoking in the new year: In a recently published study, Innsbruck scientists show that ten-minute brisk walking sessions reduce the cravings of temporarily abstinent smokers and improve their overall well-being. The study is the first to compare the effect of indoor and outdoor activity on smoking cessation.

Heat and cold as health haz­ards

Both hot and cold environments trigger a stress response in the human body and can lead to cardiovascular problems. Physiologist Justin Lawley from the Department of Sport Science and colleagues have recently investigated both factors in scientific studies. The results, which were published in the Journals Scientific Reports and Experimental Physiology, are especially interesting in light of the current multiple global crises.

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About the department

Our goal is to do research in the field of sports science with health-related and performance-related focus and to achieve high-impact contributions to the research field. Our focus in the research areas of active mobility, alpine sports epidemiology, biomechanics, performance physiology and prevention, neurophysiology of movement, training science, sports pedagogy and sports didactics, sports medicine, sports economics and sports psychology ensure that our students have access to the latest developments in research during their studies.


Department of Sport Science
Fürstenweg 185
6020 Innsbruck / Austria

Phone: +43 512 507-45801
Fax: +43 512 507-45999

Head of Department: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Schnitzer

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