Project

Decreasing total sedentary time and prolonged/continued sedentary time in adults with a sedentary occupation: a randomized controlled trial.

Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
Keywords
sedentary occupation physical activity randomised controlled trial sedentary behaviour cardiovascular disease adults
 
Project description

Prospective observational studies show that sedentary behaviour (e.g. occupational sitting) is a novel, independent risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes, CVD, specific cancers and all-cause mortality, independently of physical activity. We develop a randomised controlled trial to decrease sedentary time in adults with a predominantly sedentary occupation and evaluate it`s effectiveness in terms of behaviour change and cardio-metabolic health.