Exploring the context of sedentary behaviour in older aduts

Exploring the context of sedentary behaviour in older adults (what, where, why, when and with whom)

Spending too long sedentary is associated with a multitude of physical and mental health risks.  Of all sub-groups, older adults are the most sedentary and spend an average of 8.5 hours a day sitting down.  This is one of the first studies to explore the context of sedentary behaviour in older adults using objective measures (an activity monitor and wearable camera).  Everybody is living longer now than ever before and therefore, it is important to make sure that these additional years can be as healthy as possible.  The study, authored by Calum Leask and co-authored by Juliet Harvey, Professor Dawn Skelton and Dr Sebastien Chastin at the Institute of Applied Health Research in Glasgow Caledonian University is available here