Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Dieter Leyk is head of the Bundeswehr Institute for Preventive Medicine, Germany (www.instpraevmedbw.de/) and head of the Research Group “Epidemiology of Performance”, German Sport University Cologne (www.dshs-koeln.de/leistepi). His research areas are physical fitness and performance diagnostics, age and gender related differences, environmental and occupational physiology as well as physical activity and health promotion. He is a member of the scientific advisory board of DEUTSCHES ÄRZTEBLATT INTERNATIONAL (official journal of the German Medical Association and the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians) and responsible
for Sports Medicine. Dieter Leyk was a former Handball-player and coach, now an enthusiastic leisure time athlete. He is married and has 2 kids.