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CEERA and Science



Like every biological asset, health plays a significant role in our society. Developing and maintaining programs for a healthier society, as well as understanding and monitoring the process from the recreational point of view has become a real challenge for scientists. The Central-Eastern European Recreational Association (CEERA) is a public organisation which conducts scientific activity and research and attempts to realize these coveted values.

The Association carries out independent, high quality interdisciplinary researches on the field of recreation and its borderlands (e.g. sport and health science and health tourism). It chiefly focuses on taking up and promoting scientific fields dealing with recreation in theory and in practice that contribute to a healthier society. We put huge emphasis on matters of special fields of study, such as researching the methods of recreational service providers, analyzing the characteristic ways of human resource development, especially paying attention to studies concerning active and work performance and the learning and work environment.

The Association, being an enterprise, also carries out extensive service and trend researches, including longitudinal and cross-sectional surveys.

Based on our basic and applied researches’ results we create a new basis of knowledge in order to apply proper solutions in practice. Methods and previously well-established schemes and practices are being embraced and developed further in our basis of knowledge, in the end which we make accessible both on national and international levels.

The studies are being executed independently and with the cooperation of the Instructive and Scientific Group for a Healthy Society (ISGHS) of the Eszterházy Károly College’s Department of Sport Science. Apart from researches, the Association’s and ISGHS’s aim is to create and spread scientifically sound e-learning materials which facilitate the quality of research at higher education institutions.

a)Our current research programs include:

- The antioxidant effects of recreational physical activity.

- Health behaviour in terms of physical activity.

- Consumer habits and food supplements.

- Sport sensitivity of local media.

- Regional recreational sports.

- Understanding the theoretical framework of body culture.

- Senior citizens’ sporting habits in Hungary.

- Health improvement at work.

b)Projected research programs:

- How does the rate of antioxidant supplement absorption change during recreational training’s phases among different age groups

-The connection between nourishment trends and health.