Research of sedentary behavior and physical inactivity


Subject carrier


Sedentary behavior and physical inactivity:
• basic concept and context
• bedentary behavior and physical inactivity parameters

Sedentary behavior and health:
• obesity
• effects on metabolic system
• effect on cardiovascular system
• effect on musculoskeletal system
• effect on mental health

Epidemiology of sedentary behavior and physical inactivity:
• prevalence of sedentary behavior in different age groups (children, adolescents, working population, elderly)
• knowing the epidemiological studies, variables and results for future research

Biomechanics of sitting:
• posture when sitting
• problems with sitting in chairs
• evaluation of sitting biomechanics: subjective (RULA, ROSA, REBA) and objective (kinematics)

Negative effects of sedentary behavior and physical inactivity:
• in different age groups (children / adolescents / working population / elderly)
• sedentary behavior and public health

Evaluation of sedentary behavior:
• contemporary sedentary behavior research and concepts
• sedentary research agenda
• subjective evaluation (questionnaires, diaries, ect.))
• objective evaluation (accelerometers, spirometry, inclinometers, ect.)
• quality and suitability of different intervention types
• methodology of the interventions (sample size, intensity and duration of the intervention, control group)
• selection of the most appropriate study design

Intervention for preventing sedentary behavior:
• in different age groups (children, adolescents, working population, elderly)
• workplace interventions
• leisure time interventions
• motivational/environmental/combined interventions

Preventing workplace sedentary behavior:
• workplace health promotion (motivation, workshops, etc.)
• performing physical activity when working
• performing physical activity during breaks
• application of workplace physical activity

Equipment and environment for reducing sedentary behavior:
• effects of different chairs and desks on sedentary behavior
• adjustability of chairs and desks
• designing the home environment for reducing sedentary behavior
• designing workplace environment for reducing sedentary behavior
• environmental/urbanistic redesign for decreasing sedentary behavior

Follow up and optimization of the interventions for preventing sedentary behavior:
• importance of cross-sectional studies
• importance of prospective studies
• importance of a control group

The importance of the motivation when preventing sedentary behavior