Martin Luther King Jr. DayOur office will be closed Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, January 18th.
Ambulatory Monitoring and Sedentary Behaviour: A Population-Health Perspective
- Published on November 2012
Opportunities for sedentary-behaviour research using device-based measures are proposed, addressing four main topics: first, there is an explanation of how sedentary behaviours can most usefully be understood, emphasizing how they are distinct from lack of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (the major focus of current national and international public-health guidelines), together with an account of the evidence on the relationships of sedentary behaviour with risk biomarkers and health outcomes; this highlights how device-based measurement is leading to rapid research advances. Second, the case is made for the utility of a behavioural epidemiology framework and an ecological model of sedentary behaviour to guide measurement-development initiatives. Third, the main elements of such a research agenda and the logic of their interrelationships are described. Fourth, and in conclusion, novel research opportunities arising within this perspective and likely future benefits are outlined.
Link to Abstract: http://iopscience.iop.org/0967-3334/33/11/1801/