Physical Activity and Health

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Physical activity
Any bodily movement produced by the skeletal muscles that results in a substantial increase in EE above resting.
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Physical fitness
A set of attributes (cardiorespiratory, endurance, power etc) that people have or achieve that relates to their ability to perform PA.
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Sedentary Behaviour
Any waking BH characterised by an EE of less than or equal to 1.5 METS while in a sitting/reclining position.
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Health
A state of complete physcial, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
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Cross-Sectional Studies
1 time measurement, large sample of pop, association between variables, observational = no manipulation.
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Randomised Controlled Trials
Ps screened for eligibility, divided into experimental/control group, followed up + compared for evidence change.
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Cohort/Longitudinal Study
Ps groups on self-determined risk, tracked over time, observational = no manipulation.
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GAPA
Global Advocacy for PA: supportive environments + infrastructure need to improve PA by making day harder + more active with tech.
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PA Characterised by FITT Formula
Frequency, Intensity, Type, Time
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A set of attributes (cardiorespiratory, endurance, power etc) that people have or achieve that relates to their ability to perform PA.

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Any waking BH characterised by an EE of less than or equal to 1.5 METS while in a sitting/reclining position.

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A state of complete physcial, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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