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Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: What's the evidence?

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Published on Apr 11, 2016

Health Evidence hosted a 60 minute webinar examining the effectiveness of interventions which include a sedentary behaviour outcome measure in adults. Click here for access to the Slides for this webinar: https://www.slideshare.net/HealthEvid...

Anne Martin, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, and Nanette Mutrie, Professor, Director of Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh led the session and presented findings from their systematic review:

Martin A., Fitzsimons C., Jepson R., Saunders D., van der Ploeg H.P., Teixeira P.J., et al. (2015). Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 0, 1-10.

There is growing public health concern about the amount of time spent sedentary. Too much time spent in sedentary behaviours is linked with poor health, including higher cardiometabolic risk markers, type 2 diabetes and premature mortality. The primary aim of this review is to evaluate the effect of interventions which include a sedentary behaviour outcome measure in adults. 51 randomised trials (involving 18,480 participants over 18 years old) assessed the effects of interventions which included sedentary behaviour as an outcome measure in adults. There is strong evidence that it is possible to intervene to reduce sedentary behaviours in adults by 22 min/day. This webinar provided an overview of the effectiveness of interventions on sedentary behaviour in adults and explored implementation recommendations.

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