Psychological determinants and outcomes of sedentary and physical activity behaviours

Miller, Yvette D. (2010) Psychological determinants and outcomes of sedentary and physical activity behaviours. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17(4), pp. 243-245.

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There is now a large body of literature that supports the protective role of physical activity for both physical and psychological health. Sedentary behaviour was previously considered the functional opposite of physical activity, but 10 years ago, Owen and colleagues highlighted the need to study physical activity and sedentary behaviour as two distinct modes of behaviour that can independently influence health [1]. Since then, there has been growing evidence that participation in sedentary behaviours such as television viewing, computer use and sitting at work are associated with higher risk of chronic disease outcomes (type 2 diabetes, obesity), and leisure-time sitting has recently been associated with increased mortality [2]. Growing research points to the possible synergistic effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviours in contributing to health outcomes

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ID Code: 66640
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sedentary Behaviour, Exercise, Physical Activity, Mental Health
DOI: 10.1007/s12529-010-9115-8
ISSN: 1070-5503
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 International Society of Behavioral Medicine
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2014 03:46
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 23:26

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