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Sit Less to Improve Blood Sugar Control in Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing sitting time improves insulin sensitivity, 24-hour glucose levels, duration of hyperglycaemia and fasting triacylglycerol levels in...

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Use of accelerometers for physical activity monitoring in patients with non-communicable diseases

Physical inactivity is the most prevalent factor associated with chronic non-communicable diseases Physical activity and chronic...

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Indoor Physical Activity Mapping

The combination of big data from indoor positioning systems and accelerometry enables indoor physical activity mapping and allows extraction...

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Small Devices, Big Data

Sensor technology is gradually transforming public health and is becoming of increasing interest in medical and clinical...

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Do pedometers do more harm than good?

Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, Dr Greg Hager, professor of...

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Energy for life after colorectal cancer

Associations of physical activity & sedentary behavior with quality of life in colorectal cancer survivors Background Population ageing...

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EU Falls Festival 2017 – Insights on physical activity monitoring

On May 8 and 9 2017, the annual European Falls Festival was held at the Amsterdam Medical Centre, with the theme “Developing...

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Optimal placement of accelerometers for fall detection in the elderly

Fall detection in the elderlyFalls are a major public health problem in the elderly and is a leading cause of unintentional injury and...

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Quantifying free-living sedentary behaviour using activity monitors

Assessing physical activityQuantifying physical activity, or lack thereof, have been used to analyse sedentary behaviour in order to...

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Exercise Does Not Negate the Harmful Effects of Inactivity

Exercise is healthy, but an hour per day cannot fully compensate for the negative effects of excessive sitting and inactivity during the...

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