What’s coming up in 2015?


February ~ NIHR Age & Aging Specialities Conference

April ~ Scottish Federation of University Women Research Day: http://www.sfuw.org.uk/Programme.html

June ~ International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference: http://www.isbnpa2015.org/

June ~ International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement: http://www.ismpb.org/2015-limerick/

…….PhD Viva! Sorry if I’m a little quiet over the coming months, need to get  my thesis wrapped up!

What amount of sedentary behaviour is normal in older adults?


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For this we need to know the average amount of sedentary behaviour when it is measured in different ways:

Harvey JA, Chastin SFM, Skelton JA, 2014. How Sedentary are Older People  A Systematic Review of the Amount of Sedentary Behavior. Journal of Aging & Physical Activity, 2014 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]


Levels of Sedentary Behaviour in Older Adults by Gender


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The graph shows levels of sedentary behaviour reported by and measured in older adults.

Amount of Sedentary Behviour

Amount of Sedentary Behaviour

There was no significant difference between genders.  There is a Significant difference between subjective report of “sitting”activities and objective report by accelerometry.


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