Essays about: "sedentary behavior"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 essays containing the words sedentary behavior.

  1. 1. Past and present physical activity are independently associated to physical function in elderly women

    University essay from Örebro universitet/Institutionen för hälsovetenskaper

    Author : Simon Holstensson; [2018]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : INTRODUCTION: Physical function is an important predictor for health and all-cause mortality. Physical function is also known to decline as part of the aging process and may eventually lead to loss of independency. Both present and past physical activity (PA) habits as well as sedentary behavior are associated to physical function in elderly. READ MORE

  2. 2. CAN ACTIVPAL REPLACE ACTIGRAPH WHEN MEASURING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ON ADULTS IN A FREE LIVING ENVRIONMENT?

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Fysioterapi

    Author : Johan Sunesson; [2018]
    Keywords : Accelerometer; Concurrent validity; Walking; Cadence; MVPA; ADL;

    Abstract : Introduction With an increasing knowledge of the health benefits from physical activity (PA) the interest in objectively measuring PA in free living environment has increased. ActiGraph is the most commonly used accelerometer to objectively measure PA, while ActivPAL is considered gold standard when it comes to measuring sedentary behavior. READ MORE

  3. 3. GeoFort: Mobile Game for Motivating Physical Activity using Gamification and Augmented Reality

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informationsteknologi; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informationsteknologi; Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för informationsteknologi

    Author : Anton Eklund; Axel Nygårds; David Smeds; [2018]
    Keywords : gamification; augmented reality; game; motivation; android; java; firebase; google maps; gps;

    Abstract : With technology continuing to advance, a lot of everyday tasks are becoming easier to perform and less physically demanding. However, as a result of this, peoples lives are also becoming more sedentary. There is a need for motivating people to be more active. READ MORE

  4. 4. SitLight : a Wearable Intervention for Improving Sitting Behavior

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för informatik

    Author : Farideh Soltani Nejad; [2018]
    Keywords : Wearable technology; smart clothing; visual modality; posture improvement; persuasive technology; calm technology;

    Abstract : Various studies have taken different approaches to persuade users into adopting a healthy sitting posture. In addition to the sedentary lifestyles we have come to adopt, the importance and reasoning of these studies stem from the adverse effects of poor posture on our health and mood. READ MORE

  5. 5. Förskolegårdens utrymme och utformning i tät stad : en pilotstudie som utforskar barns fysiska aktivitet

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Hanna Henriksson; [2017]
    Keywords : förskolegård; fysisk aktivitet; rörelse; utformning; samhällsplanering; rörelsefrihet; barn;

    Abstract : Idag finns ett bristande intresse i stadsplaneringen att skapa utrymme för barn. Att barn behöver fysisk aktivitet är idag omtalat, i samband med att barns tillgång till TV och datorer medför stillasittande, under tiden då barn inte befinner sig i förskolan. READ MORE