The population-health science of sedentary behaviour: an integrated approach to understanding environments, prolonged sitting and adverse health outcomes [ 2011 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Too much sitting and too little exercise: changing environments to help Australians sit less, move more and improve their health

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Researchers: Prof Neville Owen (Principal investigator)

Brief description Australians are ‘sitters’ -- at home, at work and in the car. Most do not do exercise, nor participate in sports. This leads to weight gain and risk of disease: notably type 2 diabetes, heart disease, breast and colon cancer. Professor Owen will identify why prolonged sitting can be so unhealthy; how our neighbourhoods, homes, work and cars make us sit too much; why some people are more susceptible to ‘couch potato’ lifestyles; and, the associated social and environmental impacts

Funding Amount $AUD 1,009,478.28

Funding Scheme Research Fellowships

Notes Research Fellowship

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