Sedentary Behaviour Epidemiology

  • Michael F. Leitzmann
  • Carmen Jochem
  • Daniela Schmid

Part of the Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health book series (SSEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carmen Jochem, Daniela Schmid, Michael F. Leitzmann
      Pages 3-29
    3. Barbara Ainsworth, Fabien Rivière, Alberto Florez-Pregonero
      Pages 31-56
    4. Adrian E. Bauman, Christina B. Petersen, Kim Blond, Vegar Rangul, Louise L. Hardy
      Pages 73-106
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Paddy C. Dempsey, John P. Thyfault
      Pages 109-153
    3. Carmen Jochem, Daniela Schmid, Michael F. Leitzmann
      Pages 155-178
    4. James A. Levine, Shelly K. McCrady-Spitzer
      Pages 179-191
    5. Joseph Henson, Charlotte L. Edwardson, Melanie J. Davies, Thomas Yates
      Pages 193-214
    6. Emmanuel Stamatakis, Leandro F. M. de Rezende, Juan Pablo Rey-López
      Pages 215-243
    7. Brigid M. Lynch, Shahid Mahmood, Terry Boyle
      Pages 245-298
    8. Mark Hamer, Lee Smith
      Pages 299-310
    9. Dawn A. Skelton, Juliet A. Harvey, Calum F. Leask
      Pages 319-338
    10. Megan S. Grace, David W. Dunstan
      Pages 339-378
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-380
    2. Nyssa T. Hadgraft, David W. Dunstan, Neville Owen
      Pages 381-403
    3. Jo Salmon, Harriet Koorts, Anna Timperio
      Pages 431-443
    4. Genevieve N. Healy, Ana D. Goode
      Pages 445-457
    5. Ann M. Swartz, Whitney A. Welch
      Pages 459-470
    6. Dori E. Rosenberg, Sara Ann Hoffman, Christine Ann Pellegrini
      Pages 487-496
    7. Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, Amanda A. Price, Breana Odum
      Pages 497-507
    8. Sarah L. Mullane, Mark A. Pereira, Matthew P. Buman
      Pages 509-543
    9. Trish Gorely, Gemma Ryde
      Pages 545-564
    10. Anthony D. Okely, Mark S. Tremblay, Megan Hammersley, Salomé Aubert
      Pages 565-594
    11. Charlotte Huppertz, Eco J. C. de Geus, Hidde P. van der Ploeg
      Pages 617-628
    12. Daniela Schmid, Carmen Jochem, Michael F. Leitzmann
      Pages 629-638
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 639-650

About this book


This book addresses the origins, determinants and magnitude of the global problem of sedentary behaviour, along with concise yet in-depth solutions for tackling it.

As a consequence of major technological advances in modern society, many people find themselves in environments characterized by prolonged sedentary behaviour. Although inadequate exercise has long been known to cause adverse health consequences, sedentary behaviour has recently emerged as a risk factor for the development of numerous chronic diseases and health conditions. Building on the contributions of leading experts in the field, this book presents current knowledge about sedentary behaviour, its medical and public health significance, its correlates and determinants, measurement techniques, and recommendations for addressing this behaviour at the individual, community, environmental, and policy level.

Applying a cross-disciplinary methodology, the book avoids considering physical activity and sedentary behavior as a single continuum, which potentially hampers progress in confronting widespread levels of sedentariness. Rather, the book helps readers better understand how sedentary and physically active behavior co-occur and how the two behaviours have distinct contributing factors. Building on the contributions of distinguished international experts in the field, this thorough resource is a valuable asset and challenges professionals, researchers, students, and practitioners alike to adopt new strategies and expand their reach.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael F. Leitzmann
    • 1
  • Carmen Jochem
    • 2
  • Daniela Schmid
    • 3
  1. 1.Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  3. 3.Epidemiology and Preventive MedicineUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61550-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61552-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-7933
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-7941
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