Sedentary behaviour in older adults: investigating a new therapeutic paradigm

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Cardiovascular Sciences

Abstract

Older age is associated with an increased risk of many diseases, poor physical function and frailty, cognitive decline and other forms of disability. Also, some groups such as South Asians have higher rate of disease. Research has shown that many of these factors are improved by higher levels of physical activity. However, little is known about the role of sedentary behaviour i.e., sitting time in older adults. Some research has started to show that reducing the time that you spend sitting can reduce the risk of many diseases and improve functional health. This research suggests that improvements in health may be gained by simply helping people to swop time spent sitting with time spent standing or in light-intensity walking. Older adults spend around 70% of their day sitting but little is currently known about whether reducing sitting time promotes health and wellbeing in older adults. This may be particularly relevant to older adults where fear of falls, joint pain, decreased physical function and other contraindications may limit motivation and ability to engage in much purposeful exercise. This grant is therefore going to focus on investigating the impact of sitting in older adults. The results of this research will inform larger studies and public health initiatives aimed at reducing sitting time in the future.

Our research plan includes three work packages. In work package one, we will develop a method of estimating time spent sitting and in physical activity which hasn't been done before in older adults. This will be done in a laboratory where participants will complete a set of activities and we will measure the intensity of these activities. Another part of this work package is to use existing data that has been collected as part of the Health Survey for England. We will re-analyse this data to investigate how much sitting and physical activity older adults do, when and how often they do these behaviours (e.g., morning ,afternoon, evening, numbers of times in the day and how long for each time), and compare this to other age groups. We will also look at the relationship between sitting and physical activity with health and wellbeing in older adults. This data will be supplemented with data that we have collected within our department in a large population of older multi-ethnic adults. Work package two will develop a novel way of measuring sitting time which allows researchers to capture the location of where older adults spend the their time around the home/car environment and more accurately measure sitting time. This will involve a wrist worn device along with very small tags that can be attached to objects (such as chairs, tables, computers etc). We can then combine the information from both devices to measure time spent sitting but also the type of sitting behaviour and the location around the home (e.g., sofa in living room, computer in office, dining table etc). This will help researchers to develop ways to help people to reduce their sitting time. This novel method will be tested in a laboratory and also a small number of people will be asked to test it in their daily lives. Once they have done this we will ask them for feedback on perceptions of sedentary behaviour and these novel method of measuring sitting. Work package three will be a laboratory study to investigate the impact of sitting down all day (condition one), reducing sitting by standing every 30 minutes for a few minutes (condition two) and reducing sitting by slowly walking every 30 minutes for a few minutes (condition three). Participants will come into the laboratory and perform each of these conditions over a day (8am-5pm). During these conditions blood sugar, insulin, fats in the blood, mood and cognitive function will be measured. This work package will investigate how harmful sitting is for health and whether health can be improved by reducing sitting time either by standing or light walking or both.

Technical Summary

Recent evidence has shown that many of deleterious factors associated with older age are ameliorated by higher levels of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA). In contrast, little is known about the role of sedentary behaviour (sitting) in older adults. Observational and intervention level data in the general population suggests that reducing sedentary time has significant impacts on metabolic health, cardiovascular disease and mortality, independent of MVPA. This suggests that potential improvements in health may be gained by simply helping individuals substitute time spent sitting with time spent standing or in light-intensity ambulation. However, little is known about whether reducing sedentary behaviour promotes health and well-being in older adults. This grant is therefore primarily focused on investigating the impact of sedentary behaviour in older adults. This will provide the foundations with which to inform larger efficacy trials and public health initiatives aimed at reducing sedentary behaviour in the future.

We propose three distinct, but complementary, work packages that will enable a step change in knowledge around the impact of sedentary behaviour in older adults. 1) Utilising existing datasets, which have both objective and subjective measures of sedentary behaviour and MVPA, work package one will focus on establishing the prevalence and strength and nature of the association between sedentary behaviour, MVPA and health in older adults. 2) Work package two will refine the measurement of sedentary behaviour by combining accelerometry with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to provide a more accurate and detailed assessment of sedentary behaviour. 3) Work package three, in a laboratory setting, investigates the acute effect of sedentary time, reduced sedentary time and increased light-intensity physical activity on metabolic and psychological health in a sample of 116 multi-ethnic older adults.

Planned Impact

This grant will lead to multiple beneficiaries, but fundamentally it is hoped it will lead to an increased focus on novel therapeutic lifestyle strategies for maintaining health and wellbeing in older age across ethnic groups. Given the aging population, this has a high clinical and societal priority. In particular, it is essential that therapeutic approaches beyond the traditional 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity are explored.

Work Package 1 is aimed at accurately measuring the prevalence of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in older adults and the independent impacts of these factors on indicators of health and wellbeing. This will help inform public health guidance and prioritise resource allocation. For example, such information will be important for future NICE public health guidance, including accurate prevalence estimates which are essential in undertaking cost-effectiveness modelling. In addition, determining the strength of association between sedentary behaviour and health/wellbeing and how these vary compared to younger groups will help clarify the importance of this behaviour to clinical audiences.

Work Package 2 is focused on developing a novel measurement tool that will allow a wealth of new data to be gathered around where older adults spend the majority of their sedentary/active behaviour around the home/car/other and how this varies through the day; this will be enhanced by gathering qualitative data to gain insights into perceptions of sedentary behaviour. This will therefore provide both the academic and the commercial communities with a high-quality platform with which to develop interventions aimed at the reduction of sedentary behaviour in the future. For example, start-up companies are starting to emerge that are developing devices and tools to help individuals reduce their sedentary behaviour. However, these have been focused on younger, working-age, populations. We will provide the information needed to help re-prioritise this work towards older cohorts.

Work Package 3 will build on the other phases by helping confirm the causal nature of the relationship between reduced sedentary behaviour and metabolic health. In addition, it will provide novel evidence investigating whether reduced sedentary behaviour improves positive affect and cognitive function in older adults. This will provide the final piece of evidence needed to confirm the importance of sedentary behaviour in older adults and enable downstream research to be initiated looking at behaviour change techniques in older adults and how prolonged periods of sedentary behaviour can be engineered out of daily life.

Further information around impact and dissemination of the research is listed in the "Pathways to Impact" document that accompanies this application.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description Membership expert working group for sedentary behaviour - CMO physical activity guideline commitee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description National Diabetes Prevention Programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Researchers from this grant (Prof Davies, Dr Yates) were invited to present their work around lifestyle and diabetes prevention through an expert consultation in the development of Healthier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention programme. Healthier You is the first ever national diabetes prevention programme within the United Kingdom with the goal of achieving 100,000 referrals each year by 2020. Researcher from this grant (Prof Davies, Prof Khunti, Dr Yates) are also lead academics in an NHS-industry partnership with Ingeus UK Limited who are part of the framework of Healthier You and have been commissioned to deliver the programme across several regions nationally. The content of the programme was in part informed by this grant
URL http://www.ingeus.co.uk/about/nhs-diabetes-prevention-programme,822
 
Description A three arm cluster randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the SMArT Work & Life intervention for reducing daily sitting time in office workers
Amount £905,134 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/16/41/04 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description Conference Travel
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR CLAHRC for East Midlands
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description NIHR Biomedical Research Centres
Amount £11,591,314 (GBP)
Funding ID BRC-1215-20010 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Title Experimental intervention CTU Database 
Description Randomisation and new database created for Work Package 3 study: Investigating the effect of sedentary time, reduced sedentary time and increased light-intensity physical activity on metabolic and psychological health in older adults. This database is being managed by the Leicester Clinical Trials Unit. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database will be used to analyse the results of the intervention. 
 
Title Novel analysis methods 
Description New alogrithm to refine proximity data and cluster analyses of zonal areas from location based activity monitors (ActiGraphs). 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact These data refinement methods allow improvements in accurately tracking and identifying where activity occurs with residential environments. Interventions focused on increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour could be designed based on these outputs. 
 
Description Cognitive function research collaboration 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our grant, hosted by the University of Leicester, has been integrated into existing infrastructure within Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, and has bought in significant expertise from collaborators from Loughborough University. This has enabled us to establish a concentration of expertise around linking physical activity-based therapies to cognitive function in older adults and those with chronic disease. This has already directly lead to the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit leading a writing group across all nationally funded lifestyle BRU/BRC infrastructure to further this research area with additional NIHR and/or MRC grants
Collaborator Contribution The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit has supported this grant with a wealth of support in kind. This has included access to specialist staff and infrastructure including senior managerial support, line management, training, and supervision of laboratory visits Collaborators from Loughborough University have supported the grant by providing training and access to a specialist battery of cognitive tests that will be used in this grant
Impact None to date - ongoing
Start Year 2013
 
Description Cognitive function research collaboration 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Unit BRU Leicester Loughborough Diet Lifestyle Physical Activity
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our grant, hosted by the University of Leicester, has been integrated into existing infrastructure within Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, and has bought in significant expertise from collaborators from Loughborough University. This has enabled us to establish a concentration of expertise around linking physical activity-based therapies to cognitive function in older adults and those with chronic disease. This has already directly lead to the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit leading a writing group across all nationally funded lifestyle BRU/BRC infrastructure to further this research area with additional NIHR and/or MRC grants
Collaborator Contribution The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit has supported this grant with a wealth of support in kind. This has included access to specialist staff and infrastructure including senior managerial support, line management, training, and supervision of laboratory visits Collaborators from Loughborough University have supported the grant by providing training and access to a specialist battery of cognitive tests that will be used in this grant
Impact None to date - ongoing
Start Year 2013
 
Description Leicester Academy for the Study of Ageing (LASA) 
Organisation De Montfort University
Department Leicester Academy for the Study of Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Attending launch meeting to contribute towards the aims and strategy of the partnership. Peer review potential research proposals. Identify future collaborations with colleagues in the area of gerontology and ageing research.
Collaborator Contribution The Senior Research Associate (Dr Aadil Kazi) contributed to the meetings and was a founding member of the Leicester Academy for the Study of Ageing.
Impact Steering group formed with the aim of building a research proposal/grant application
Start Year 2016
 
Description Movement Insights Lab 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Successfully set up and established the research group.
Collaborator Contribution The grant co-investigators (Dr Dale Esliger) and researchers (Dr Daniele Magistro) are members of this collaboration.
Impact Technology focused research and enterprise strategy
Start Year 2016
 
Description NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR CLAHRC for East Midlands
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Key researchers (Prof Khunti, Prof Davies, Dr Yates, Dr Edwardson) have informed the development of interventions used in large phase 3 clinical trials run within primary care, particularly around the importance of reducing sedentary behaviour
Collaborator Contribution NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands provided access to funding and trial delivery for implementing key research findings into practice and evaluating outcomes through RCTs
Impact Behavioural intervention development and promotion within primary care with a focus on sedentary behaviour and physical activity
Start Year 2014
 
Description NIHR Leicester BRC 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Successfully contributed to the funding application last year. Now successful, senior members of the research team are planning for the first short term objectives of the NIHR Leicester BRC
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators are involved as: NIHR Leicester BRC Director (Prof Melanie Davies) Lifestyle theme researchers (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger) These researchers worked within the BRC framework to unsure follow-on funding was available through the Lifestyle theme for the research outcomes from this study, particularly further investigating patterns and interactions of sedentary behaviour on health.
Impact Research strategy
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIHR Leicester BRC 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Successfully contributed to the funding application last year. Now successful, senior members of the research team are planning for the first short term objectives of the NIHR Leicester BRC
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators are involved as: NIHR Leicester BRC Director (Prof Melanie Davies) Lifestyle theme researchers (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger) These researchers worked within the BRC framework to unsure follow-on funding was available through the Lifestyle theme for the research outcomes from this study, particularly further investigating patterns and interactions of sedentary behaviour on health.
Impact Research strategy
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIHR Leicester BRC 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Successfully contributed to the funding application last year. Now successful, senior members of the research team are planning for the first short term objectives of the NIHR Leicester BRC
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators are involved as: NIHR Leicester BRC Director (Prof Melanie Davies) Lifestyle theme researchers (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger) These researchers worked within the BRC framework to unsure follow-on funding was available through the Lifestyle theme for the research outcomes from this study, particularly further investigating patterns and interactions of sedentary behaviour on health.
Impact Research strategy
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIHR Leicester BRC 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Successfully contributed to the funding application last year. Now successful, senior members of the research team are planning for the first short term objectives of the NIHR Leicester BRC
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators are involved as: NIHR Leicester BRC Director (Prof Melanie Davies) Lifestyle theme researchers (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger) These researchers worked within the BRC framework to unsure follow-on funding was available through the Lifestyle theme for the research outcomes from this study, particularly further investigating patterns and interactions of sedentary behaviour on health.
Impact Research strategy
Start Year 2017
 
Description NIHR biomedical research centre application 
Organisation Loughborough University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The investigator for this grant were centrally involved in planning and applying for a new NIHR biomedical research centre, outline application submitted 15th February 2016.
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators were involved as nominated BRC director (Prof Melanie Davies) and key researchers within the lifestyle theme (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger)
Impact Outline application submitted to NIHR
Start Year 2015
 
Description NIHR biomedical research centre application 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The investigator for this grant were centrally involved in planning and applying for a new NIHR biomedical research centre, outline application submitted 15th February 2016.
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators were involved as nominated BRC director (Prof Melanie Davies) and key researchers within the lifestyle theme (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger)
Impact Outline application submitted to NIHR
Start Year 2015
 
Description NIHR biomedical research centre application 
Organisation University of Leicester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The investigator for this grant were centrally involved in planning and applying for a new NIHR biomedical research centre, outline application submitted 15th February 2016.
Collaborator Contribution The grant investigators were involved as nominated BRC director (Prof Melanie Davies) and key researchers within the lifestyle theme (Dr Tom Yates, Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Dale Esliger)
Impact Outline application submitted to NIHR
Start Year 2015
 
Description UK Biobank data 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR Biomedical Research Unit BRU Leicester Loughborough Diet Lifestyle Physical Activity
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our collaboration with the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust during the period of this grant has led to an application to the UK Biobank for investigation of the physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cognition data. We have now received the biobank data and are developing a publication linked to this grant investigating the associations between sedentary behaviour, lifestyle, age and cognitive function.
Collaborator Contribution All collaborators have supported the UK Biobank data application through access to a multi-disciplinary team of experts involved with aging and cognitive health. The collaborators will also be involved as co-authors in drafting and submitting the resulting publications.
Impact Main Application to use the UK Biobank Resource (ref: 10813) has been approved by UK Biobank.
Start Year 2015
 
Description UK Biobank data 
Organisation University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Our collaboration with the NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust during the period of this grant has led to an application to the UK Biobank for investigation of the physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cognition data. We have now received the biobank data and are developing a publication linked to this grant investigating the associations between sedentary behaviour, lifestyle, age and cognitive function.
Collaborator Contribution All collaborators have supported the UK Biobank data application through access to a multi-disciplinary team of experts involved with aging and cognitive health. The collaborators will also be involved as co-authors in drafting and submitting the resulting publications.
Impact Main Application to use the UK Biobank Resource (ref: 10813) has been approved by UK Biobank.
Start Year 2015
 
Title Reducing Prolonged Sitting 
Description Interventions funded by this research are testing the metabolic impact of adding short standing or walking breaks into prolonged bouts of sedentary behaviour in older adults. Positive findings will be implemented into prevention programmes within primary care and the community. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2016
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Clinical Trial? Yes
UKCRN/ISCTN Identifier Edge: 27361
Impact Early research from this grant helped inform the development of Healthier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme 
 
Description Anand Mangal BME Group visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 25 South Asian women attended this presentation on the research study. The aim of the presentation was to inform this group of the research carried out within the grant and within the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical research Unit, and promote the Sedentary behaviour in older adults research intervention. The visit has increased interest from this cohort and has helped to recruit 7 participants into the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Black and Asian Minority Ethnic East Midlands (BAME-EM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic East Midlands (BAME-EM), which was sponsored by the East Midlands Academic Health Services (EM AHSN) and the East Midlands Clinical Research Network (EM CRN). Contributed to discussions about potential strategies to involve and engage diverse PPI groups in different areas of research. Aim of my attendance was to establish new collaborations to promote recruitment for the research study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Feel Alive from 65 Celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the research study at a stand in the Feel Alive from 65 Celebration organised by Leicestershire and Rutland Sport.

Interested individuals from the event communicated their interest to participate in the research and took information sheets to complete.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Glasgow Recruitment Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 18 South Asian women attended a presentation in Glasgow about this research study. The aim of the presentation was to inform this group of the research study and promote the research intervention. The visit has increased interest from this cohort and has helped to recruit the final 4 participants into the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description LDC Open Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Promotion of the research study at the Leicester Diabetes Centre Open Days. Aim of this was to recruit the final participant into the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Local Engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Engagement with local community groups was undertaken to highlight the study, discuss the importance of sedentary behaviour and invite interest for participation.

After the talk, the group asked questions about the research study which helped to facilitate recruitment of participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description MRC EMCG Regulatory and Ethics Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at the MRC Experimental Medicine Challenge Grants Regulatory and Ethics Workshop to explore future funding opportunities for studies that inform a deeper understanding of human disease mechanisms.


I was able to share information from the ethics application process for research from this particular grant. Colleagues requested additional information on NHS Research Ethics Committee applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MSc Diabetes and the Older Person module 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A lecture was delivered to postgraduate students on the MSc Diabetes programme to support the development of new modules and plan course content. The lecture was focused on Diabetes in Ageing ans included research outcomes related ot physical activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description PHE physical activity and older people roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Individuals participated in the expert roundtable which contributed to the development of the Everybody Active Day consultation document.

Public Health England requested additional comments on the consultation document in order to provide recommendations for the National physical activity implementation framework.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/everybody-active-every-day
 
Description Press Release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was posted via the Leicester Diabetes Centre website to share information about the research being carried out as part of the experimental intervention.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press Release - NCSEM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release was posted via the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine website to share information about the research being carried out as part of the Work Package 2 innovative technology development project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ncsem.org.uk/research/physical-activity-in-disease-prevention/reducing-sedentary-behaviou...
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture of research findings around sedentary behaviour to the general population, open to all
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ll.dlpa.bru.nihr.ac.uk/Public_Lectures_2016-5557.html
 
Description ukactive National Summit 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended the ukactive National Summit 2015 conference, titled "Building an Active Britain" to engage in discussion about physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the UK and to inform policy makers and public health professionals about the research being carried out as part of this grant.

There will also be a press release reviewing the event which will be posted on the Leicester Diabetes Centre and/or NIHR Leicester Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015