Principal Investigator: Dr Aron Sherry
Many adults in the UK spend most of their day sitting. Unfortunately, long periods of sitting have been linked to an increased risk of important chronic health problems (i.e. type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease).
There is consistent evidence that breaking up sitting time with light or moderate intensity physical activity can provide benefits to many different aspects of health and well-being.
However, this evidence is based on physical activity being performed very frequently (e.g. every 30 minutes) which isn’t realistic for many people during work hours or leisure time.
In this study we want to investigate the possible benefits of a physical activity schedule that is more realistic to achieve during a day. This includes brief walking and light resistance exercise (stretchy bands and a fit ball), performed on just 3 occasions during a day. The specific measures that we will be using are related to blood and heart health, appetite, mood, sleepiness and reaction speed.
For more information please contact the study team on 01509 228462 or email A.P.Sherry@lboro.ac.uk