Stand up, sit down, keep moving: Turning circles in physical activity research

Brown, W. J., Bauman, A. E. and Owen, N. (2009) Stand up, sit down, keep moving: Turning circles in physical activity research. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43 2: 86-88. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2008.055285


Author Brown, W. J.
Bauman, A. E.
Owen, N.
Title Stand up, sit down, keep moving: Turning circles in physical activity research
Journal name British Journal of Sports Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Publication date 2009-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1136/bjsm.2008.055285
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 86
End page 88
Total pages 3
Editor K. Khan
Place of publication London
Publisher BMJ Group
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
920205 Health Education and Promotion
1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
111712 Health Promotion
Abstract This review tracks the evidence and associated recommendations and guidelines for optimal levels of physical activity for health benefit. In the 1950s, early epidemiological studies focused on the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality associated with sitting at work. The period from the mid-seventies to the turn of the century saw an initial focus on the health benefits of vigorous exercise give way to mounting evidence for the benefits of moderate-intensity physical activity. As daily energy expenditure in most domains of human activity (travel, domestic and occupational work, and leisure) continues to decline, early 21st century researchers are starting to turn full circle, with a rekindling of interest in the health effects of sedentary behaviour at work, and indeed in the balance between activity and sedentariness in all aspects of daily life.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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