Sedentary Versus Active Behaviour Profiles Virtual Workshop

Sedentary Versus Active Behaviour Profiles Virtual Workshop

Sedentary Versus Active Behaviour Profiles Virtual Workshop

Over the last two decades there has been an increasing focus on the adverse health effects of sedentary behaviour. Specifically, the health effects of sedentary work and leisure time, sleeping patterns and shift work have all been studied. Further work has examined if, and if so, to what degree, physical activity and, its sub-component exercise training, can offset the detrimental effects of sedentary and sub-optimal sleeping behaviours. As the most commonly noted health effects are on cardio-metabolic organ systems the potential for serious adverse events is significant.
This workshop therefore provides a summary of the published literature for the following related topics:
i) Health effects of sedentary work and leisure-time behaviours.
ii) Health effects of shift work and other sub-optimal sleeping habits.
iii) The ability of physical and activity and prescribed exercise training to mitigate the health effects of sedentary and sub-optimal sleeping behaviours.
iv) Recommended strategies, both activity and non-activity based, to offset adverse health effects of sedentary and sub-optimal sleeping patterns.
v) Grading of the level and class of evidence to support activity and non-activity based solutions to abrogating adverse health effects attributed to sedentary and sleeping behaviours.

Presented by Professor Neil Smart

Neil is a Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of New England. His main research interest is the management of cardiovascular disease through exercise therapy, but specifically the role of intermittent ischaemia and hypoxia, delivered using different exercise training approaches, such as isometric- and high-intensity interval-exercise training. Neil has published more than 140 refereed journal articles. 


Saturday, 25 November 2023
11:00am - 2:00pm AEDT
Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time. 
Your local time will be: 
 ACT:          11:00am - 2:00pm
 NSW:    11:00am - 2:00pm
 NT:    9:30am - 12:30pm
 QLD:    10:00am - 1:00pm
 SA:    10:30am - 1:30pm
 TAS:    11:00am - 2:00pm
 VIC:    11:00am - 2:00pm
 WA:    8:00am - 11:00am

Rates per person

    Earlybird    Standard 
         If registered and paid on or
 before 14 September 2023
                If registered and paid on or
after 15 September 2023
 ESSA Member    $90.00    $110.00
 Non-Member    $150.00    $170.00
 ESSA Student Member    $45.00    $65.00
 Student Non-Member    $75.00    $95.00

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Access to Virtual Workshop

You will be emailed a link to access the webinar approximately one hour prior to the scheduled start time.


  • Three-hour professional development  
  • Workbook in a softcopy format
  • Certificate of attendance, gaining you valuable ESSA CPD points
  • Virtual networking with the presenter and your peers

  • Target Audience

    Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    ESSA CPD Points


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