SITLESS journal

SITLESS journal

The SITLESS journal is a popular scientific journal. The SITLESS study is a European-funded project under the Horizon 2020 program conducted by seven partners from five European countries (Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and France). The project started in May 2015 and will end in September 2020. SITLESS aims to promote active and healthy lifestyle choices among European community-dwelling older adults.

Before reading into the specific chapters we recommend reading the introduction including some information which might be useful when reading the chapters. For example, definitions of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and exercise and how different physical activities intensities (light, moderate and vigorous) can be defined. Furthermore, you will find information about the design and the three groups of the SITLESS intervention.

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SITLESS home exercise programs for older adults

SITLESS home exercise programs for older adults

With this exercise programs, we want to inspire older adults to exercise at home. They can use this exercise program as their main form of exercise or in addition to the exercise they may already include in their weekly routine, e.g. fitness classes, walking. The program includes a full-body workout and contains a combination of strength, balance and coordination exercises. Furthermore, an additional section about sedentary behavior (how to reduce sedentary behavior, frequently asked questions, and information on why it’s important to reduce sedentary behavior) is included in the end of the program. Three levels are designed with the possibility to differentiate the exercise to your functional level and training experience.

Level 1:

The workout in this brochure is meant for individuals with a minimal training experience who want to do seated exercises.

Level 2:

The workout in this brochure is meant for individuals with intermediate training experience who want to do seated exercises.

Level 3:

The workout in this brochure is meant for individuals with advanced training experience.

New protocol paper has now been published online by BMJ Open

SITLESS is a randomised controlled trial determining whether exercise referral schemes can be enhanced by self-management strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in the long term, in community-dwelling older citizens. The intervention is complex and is using process evaluation to understand how implementation, causal mechanisms and context shape outcomes. The specific aims are to assess fidelity and reach of the implementation, understand the contextual aspects of each intervention site, evaluate the mechanisms of impact, and explore perceived effects.

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmjopen-2018-027073

SITLESS project video – In five different languages

SITLESS project video – In five different languages

The SITLESS video is now available in 5 different languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, Danish and German. SITLESS is a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) and the main aim of the project is to reduce sedentary behavoir in the older population. The RCT consist of an Exercise Referral Schemes intervention combined with Self-Management Strategies. The video is briefly trying to show the different elements of the SITLESS intervention.

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