Dr. Peter Apor MD, PhD

Medical doctor, born in 1960 in Budapest, Hungary. Chief of the Research Institute, Physiology Dept Semmelweis University till 1986. Chief of Cardiopulmonary Rehab. and Cystic Fibrosis Dept. of the Pediatric Institute Svabhegy, Budapest, Hungary. Dept of Physiology, Karolinska Institute 1982-83; UCLA Dept Kinesiology and Neurosciences 1982-83 (Fulbright). Specializations: Internal medicine, Sports medicine, Cardiac rehabilitation. 


A higher aerobic fitness would be rewarded

Dr. Peter Apor MD, PhD, Hungarian University of Physical Education and Sport;  National institut for Sports Medicine, Budapest 

Financial consequences of physical inactivity—a low physical fitness—can be as high as 25-40 percent of the national budge. Absent from the work is the main topics, and hospitalization and price of various treatments are the orogin of the looses. High aerobic fitness has important protective effects agains at least 34 illnesses and helps in rehabilitation. Are there efforts worldwide for improving the fitness of the populations mostly by mental motivation, offers for various physical activity, few cases in rewarding the participation in programs, but not for the result. Our stand-point is: The (measured) higher aerobic fitness would be rewarded—for example by a (little) higher amount of pension.