Physical activity and sedentary behaviour: applying lessons to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Hill, K., Gardiner, P. A., Cavalheri, V., Jenkins, S. C. and Healy, G. N. (2015) Physical activity and sedentary behaviour: applying lessons to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.. Internal Medicine Journal, 45 5: 1-30. doi:10.1111/imj.12570


Author Hill, K.
Gardiner, P. A.
Cavalheri, V.
Jenkins, S. C.
Healy, G. N.
Title Physical activity and sedentary behaviour: applying lessons to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-5994
1444-0903
Publication date 2015-05
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/imj.12570
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 45
Issue 5
Start page 1
End page 30
Total pages 30
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract In health and disease, the benefits of regular participation in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity are well documented. However, individuals with chronic conditions, such as those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), typically do very little activity at a moderate or vigorous intensity. Much of their day is instead spent in sedentary behaviour, such as sitting or reclining, which requires very little energy expenditure. This high level of time spent in sedentary behaviour can have serious health consequences, including increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature mortality. There is emerging evidence to suggest that participation in light intensity physical activities (e.g. standing or slow walking) may have benefits for cardio-metabolic health. Given the low aerobic capacity of individuals with moderate to severe COPD, increasing light intensity activity (through reducing sedentary time) may be a feasible additional strategy to improve health in this population, alongside traditional recommendations to increase the time spent in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity. This review provides an overview of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, with a particular emphasis on these behaviours for people with COPD. It provides suggestions for the measurement of these behaviours within the clinical setting, as well as for interventions that may be effective at increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour in this population.
Keyword Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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