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

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Today's date is Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Measuring physical activity patterns using objective devices: Past, present, and future : School of Human Sciences Seminar Series Other events...
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.
Speaker(s) A/Professor Nicola Ridgers, National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow, Deakin University
Location John Bloomfield Lecture Theatre, UWA School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science) adjacent to Parkway Entrance 3.
Contact Christine Page <[email protected]> : 7126
URL https://events.uwa.edu.au/view/shs/default
Start Fri, 05 Apr 2019 13:00
End Fri, 05 Apr 2019 14:00
Submitted by Christine Page <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:10
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