Anders Raustorp

About Anders Raustorp

Anders Raustorp is a senior lecturer in physiotherapy with focus on physical activity. He is the teacher (GIH, 1980) and a registered physiotherapist (KI, 1985). Has since 1996 been working with sports teacher training, sports medicine courses, sports science program at the University of Kalmar from 2010 Linen University. Anders graduated in March 2005 at the Karolinska Institutet, Department of clinical Neuroscience at a dissertation "Physical activity, body composition and physical self-esteem among children and adolescents.

Anders is the leader of the Swedish section of the international research project. Measuring Physical avtivity BMI and Self Esteem among schoolchildren in Sweden, United States and Australia. By cooperating internationally, establishing the research group steps per day recommended for children. young people and adults. Anders has introduced step counter in the Swedish research and methodology in physiotherapy and is an authority on pedometer-related research. Other research projects are in Physical Activity and the Built environment Kidscape pre-school children's school gardens and its importance for physical activity and UV protektion. Child on foot- School children physical activity in different urban environment and physical activity and Nutrition Danish Food Administration's national survey. A number of international missions such as to WHO in Childhood obesity prevention and WCPT (World Confederation of Physical Therapists) in Health Promotion can be mentioned.


  • Tudor-Locke C ,Craig CL, Bassett DR, Beets MW, Belton S, Cardon G, Duncan JS, Hatano Y, Lubans DR, Olds TS, Raustorp A, Rowe DA, Spence JC, Tanaka S, Blair SN.. How many steps are enough for children and adolescents? International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011, 8:78
  • Raustorp A, Pagels P, Boldemann C, Dal H, Blennow M, Söderström M Mårtensson F. Accelerometer measured level of physical activity indoors and outdoors during preschool time in Sweden and the United States. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2011 in press
  • Raustorp A, Svensson K, Perlinger T. Tracking of pedometer determined physical activity. A five year follow-up study of adolescents in Sweden. Pediatr Exerc Sci 2007 19; (2): 228-38
  • Raustorp A, Mattsson E, Svensson K, Ståhle A. Physical activity ,body composition, and physical self-esteem-a three year follow-up study among adolescents in Sweden Scand J Med Sci Sports 2006 16 (4): 258-66.
  • Raustorp A. Physical Activity, Body Composition and Physical Self-Esteem among children and adolescents. Thesis Karolinska Institutet Stockholm ISBN 91-7140-168-7
  • Tudor-Locke C, Basset DR Jr, Rutherford WJ, Ainsworth BE, Chan CB, Croteau K, Giles-Corti B, Le Masurier G, Moreau K, Mrozek J, Oppert JM, Raustorp A, Strath SJ, Thompson D, Whitt-Glover MC, Wilde B, Wojcik JR. BMI referenced cut-points for pedometer determined steps/day in adults. J Phys Act Health 2008 Suppl 1, S126-S139.
  • Boldemann C, Dal H, Cosco N, Moore R, Bieber B, Blennow M, Pagels P, Raustorp A, Söderström M, Wester U, Mårtensson F. Promoting childrens physical activity and sun protection need not conflict. Impact of preschool outdoor environment in Southern Sweden and North Carolina Sport &Science doi:10.1016/j.scispo.2011.01.007
  • Rothausen BW, Gille MB, Biltoft-Jensen A, Raustorp A, Matthiessen J. Testing of simple objective measurements for assessment of physical activity and anthropometry in The Danish National Survey of Dietary Habits and Physical Activity 2007-2008. Copenhagen: DTU Food, National Food Institute, Division of Nutrition
  • WHO Geneva Forum and Technical Meeting on population based strategies for prevention of Childhood Obesity. Representing WCPT (World Confederation of Physical Therapy)