SITLESS was represented by 8 people from the consortium to the 7th Conference of HEPA Europe in Belfast. Queen’s University of Belfast was the organiser and host of the conference. Summary and abstracts of the symposium is presented below.
DG Research and Innovation invited five ongoing FP7 and Horizon 2020 research projects on health enhancing physical activity to share their experience with other stakeholders, to discuss how to enhance physical activity, to share best practices and to draw some conclusions and recommendations for policy makers.
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
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
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
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
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