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Sedentary Behaviour

A Contemporary View

Edited by Adilson Marques

University of Lisbon


Élvio Rúbio Gouveia

University of Madeira

Nowadays, the increasing availability of technology and the transition towards more sedentary occupations and recreation activities make sedentary behaviours an emerging research topic in behavioural epidemiology. This is particularly important because the available evidence consolidates the harmful relationship between sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic risk markers and health outcomes. While the feasibility and benefits of changing sedentary behaviours have been demonstrated, this knowledge underpins the need for intersectoral public health interventions in workplaces and school settings. This book examines sedentary behaviours, current methods of assessment, the risk these behaviours present to individual health, and the importance of their interruption.

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Sedentary BehaviourA Contemporary ViewEdited by Adilson Marques

Published: October 13th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91074

ISBN: 978-1-83968-576-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-575-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-577-4

Copyright year: 2021

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697 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Sedentary Behaviour: Definition, Determinants, Impacts on Health, and Current Recommendations

By Priscila Marconcin, Vera Zymbal, Élvio R. Gouveia, Bruce Jones and Adilson Marques


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2. Methods of Assessing Sedentary Behaviour

By Priscila Marconcin, Pedro B. Júdice, Gerson Ferrari, André Werneck and Adilson Marques


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3. The Application of EMG-Based Methods in Evaluating the Impact of Prolonged Sitting on People’s Health

By Bochen Jia


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4. Sedentary Behavior, Cardiovascular Risk and Importance of Physical Activity and Breaking-Up Sedentary Behavior

By Imtiyaz Ali Mir


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5. How to Reduce Sedentary Behavior at All Life Domains

By Olga López Torres, Pablo Lobo, Valeria Baigún and Gabriela F. De Roia


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6. Lifestyle Transition towards Sedentary Behavior among Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Narrative Review

By Lucy-Joy Wachira


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