Demographic projections

Background

Older adults aged 65 and over are the fastest growing segment of the World‘s population (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2011). Although prolongation of life remains an important public health goal, of even greater significance is the preservation of the capacity toRead more

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Physical Activity (PA)

  Physical activity has well documented health benefits (Pedersen et al., 2006). It is well established that physical activity plays a key role in the prevention of non-communicable diseases and disabilities among the elderly due to its close relationship withRead more

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Sedentary Behaviour (SB)

Sedentary Behaviour (SB) is defined as any waking behaviour characterized by an energy expenditure ≤ 1.5 metabolic equivalent (METs) while in a sitting or reclining posture. The effect of SB on health is two-fold; firstly, the amount of time spentRead more

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SITLESS Consortium

FUNDACIÓ SALUT I ENVELLIMENT (FSIE) Brief description: The Fundació Salut i Envelliment UAB (Health and Ageing Foundation) is a private non-profit foundation at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. FSIE’s main objective is to improve knowledge of different aspects related toRead more

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Advisory Board

Each intervention site (SDU, QUB, FB-FSIE, UULM) will convene a local advisory board, including profiles such as: health service commissioners (mainly from primary care), public health practitioners, policy makers, physical activity specialists, members of the public (mainly older people from older people organizations). Purpose ofRead more

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SITLESS Logo

The purpose of the logo was to give a visual representation of the core concept of the project, “sit less”. Several drafts were developed originally with a schematic symbolism which would create a dynamic motion to illustrate the key conceptRead more