Sedentary behavior: understanding and influencing adults' prolonged sitting time

Owen, Neville (2012) Sedentary behavior: understanding and influencing adults' prolonged sitting time. Preventive Medicine, 55 6: 535-539. doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.08.024

Author Owen, Neville
Title Sedentary behavior: understanding and influencing adults' prolonged sitting time
Journal name Preventive Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0091-7435
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.08.024
Volume 55
Issue 6
Start page 535
End page 539
Total pages 5
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Too much sitting is now understood to be a health risk that is additional to, and distinct from, too little exercise. There is a rapidly-accumulating evidence on relationships of prolonged sedentary time and patterns of sedentary time with cardio-metabolic risk biomarkers and health outcomes. There is, however, the need to gather dose–response evidence and develop a broader understanding of the set of mechanisms linking sedentary behavior to health outcomes. In addition to the further understanding of the associated health risks, there is a new health-behavior, and epidemiological and experimental research agenda to be pursued, which include measurement studies; understanding the relevant determinants—particularly environmental determinants of sedentary behavior; and, developing effective interventions. A broad-based body of evidence is needed to inform the research-translation agenda—identifying and developing the future public health initiatives, environmental and policy changes and clinical guidelines that may be required.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
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