Sedentary Versus Active Behaviour Profiles

This online activity discusses the health effects of sedentary work and leisure time, sleeping patterns, and shift work, and whether physical activity and exercise training can offset these effects.

Sedentary Versus Active Behaviour Profiles

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 online activity 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.

This is a recording of an ESSA virtual workshop presented on 25 November 2023.

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. 

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Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist


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    14/12/2023 - 14/12/2027 11:59 PM
    E. Australia Standard Time

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