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SEMINAR: Measuring physical activity patterns using objective devices: Past, present, and future

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Today's date is Friday, June 05, 2020
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There is emerging evidence that how individuals accumulate their physical activity and sedentary behaviour (e.g. bouts, breaks) each day may be important for health. It is possible to assess activity patterns using different objective monitors (e.g. ActiGraph, activPAL, etc), yet there is little consistency in which patterns are examined in children and adults. In this talk, A/Prof Ridgers will discuss her research that is focusing on understanding patterns of activity accumulation. She will describe ways that have been used measure activity patterns, and identify some of the historical and current challenges facing researchers. She will present research that has examined changes in patterns over time and within interventions, and how patterns are associated with health outcomes. She will finish with a discussion that highlights the importance of considering changes in activity across the activity spectrum (from sedentary to vigorous activity). Throughout the presentation, A/Prof Ridgers will highlight opportunities afforded by objective measures to assess activity patterns moving forwards.

A/Prof Nicola Ridgers is a researcher within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Her program of research primarily focuses on the measurement of children’s physical activity patterns, examining factors that influence activity levels, and promoting physical activity using theory-based interventions. She currently holds a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship that is focusing on the accumulation of activity by youth and associations with cardio-metabolic risk factors.
Speaker(s) A/Professor Nicola Ridgers, National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, Deakin University
Location John Bloomfield Lecture Theatre, Exercise and Sport Science building, adjacent to Parkway Entrance 3. The University of Western Australia
Contact Christine Page <christine.page@uwa.edu.au> : 6488 7126
URL http://events.uwa.edu.au/view/shs/default
Start Tue, 02 Apr 2019 13:00
End Tue, 02 Apr 2019 14:00
Submitted by Deborah Hull <deborah.hull@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:02
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