How healthy is exercising along the Utrecht Singel canal?

3 March 2022

Because of the 385th birthday of Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht, residents of Utrecht could submit their questions. The questions varied from ‘what is smell?’ to ‘what will Utrecht look like in 900 years?’. For four weeks, RTV Utrecht and scientists from Utrecht will be answering these questions. In the fourth and final episode, RTV Utrecht meets up with epidemiologist Ulrike Gehring.

Most popular running route in the city

It is perhaps the most popular running route in the city: the Singel canal in Utrecht. Especially in the weekend it is swarming with runners, but also with traffic. How healthy is it to exercise along the Singel canal with all these cars passing by? RTV Utrecht and Ulrike Gehring get on their bikes to answer this question.

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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