Current physical activity guidelines promote the health benefits of both moderate and vigorous activities, leaving individuals to choose their activity patterns according to their preferences and abilities. However, emerging evidence indicates that independent of the volume of activity engaging in some vigorous activity may provide additional health benefits.
Dr Klaus Gebel is a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences at the Cairns campus of James Cook University. He has master degrees in exercise science from the German Sport University Cologne and Victoria University, Melbourne, and a PhD in public health from the University of Sydney. His main research areas are the relationship between built environments and physical activity and health effects of physical activity. Klaus has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple scholarships and awards.
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