Sedentary behaviour and physical activity measurement, what are the best measures to take? Do we have a fundamental problem in our approach to measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviour? Is this negatively impacting our attempts to understand these behaviours and find effective interventions?
This webinar will provide an overview and update of the epidemiological, experimental and intervention research on the topic of sedentary behaviour.
The measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour is fundamental to health-related research policy and practice. However, there are well-known challenges to these measurements.
With research from leading scientists, Sedentary Behavior and Health: Concepts, Assessments, and Interventions presents evidence on sedentary behaviour, its apparent health risks and suggestions on measuring and altering this behaviour.
Commuters who travel by car weigh more on average than those who who cycle, walk or catch the train or bus to work
Sitting, either at home or at work, is not associated with an increased risk of dying according to new study.
The total cost of physical inactivity in the UK is now estimated to be greater than £900 million a year.
Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, researchers say.