Sedentary behaviour: Where do we stand? Free webinar

This webinar provided an overview and update of the epidemiological, experimental and intervention research on the topic of sedentary behaviour.

Sitting is ubiquitous in today’s society and high levels of sitting have emerged as a risk factor for morbidity and mortality. As such, the topic of sedentary behaviour (i.e., sitting) has received much interest and is a rapidly growing field of research. Join us and Dr Charlotte Edwardson and Dr Thomas Yates as they share the latest research on the topic of sedentary behaviour.

Recorded on: Wednesday 16th May 2018

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Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate the associations between sedentary behaviour and health and identify moderating factors
  • Describe the types of interventions used to reduce sitting time and the populations targeted
  • Identify areas of future research

Presenter profiles

Dr Charlotte Edwardson Sedentary BehaviourDr Charlotte Edwardson is an Associate Professor in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health in the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester, UK. Her research focuses on understanding the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes. This encompasses experimental, epidemiological and behaviour change intervention studies. She currently holds research grants (totalling >£6 million) from the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Department of Health and the European Commission.

Tom Yates Sedentary BehaviourDr Thomas Yates is a Reader in Sedentary Behaviour, Physical Activity and Health in the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester, UK. He is also part of the lifestyle theme of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. He leads a diverse portfolio of research focused on understanding how lifestyle can be used to prevent and manage chronic disease.

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Future and previous webinars

For more information on our upcoming and previous webinars with BASES (all of which are available for playback on our website) check out Human Kinetics and BASES Webinars – Everything you need to know.

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Hi, I'm Ryan, one of the bloggers here at Human Kinetics Europe Ltd. (If you want my official title, it's Marketing Executive.) I've always had a passion for health and fitness, having previously worked in gyms and played a variety of sports all my life. Now (as a somewhat of a washed-up athlete) I find myself working at the world’s biggest independent publisher of sport, health, dancex and fitness resources. Which is amazing! Why? Because I get unrestricted access to all the best, most interesting, scientifically-proven writing on sports science. And what's more, I get to share it all with you!

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