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Beyond “#endpjparalysis”, tackling sedentary behaviour in health care

1 Centre for Living, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2 Department of Sport and Movement Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
3 NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow, UK
4 Falls Service, NHS Lanarkshire, Glasgow, UK

Special Issues: Reducing Sedentary Behavior after Hospitalization for Musculoskeletal Trauma

Reducing Sedentary Behaviour after hospitalization starts with reducing sedentary behaviour whilst in hospital. Although we have eradicated immobilisation as a therapeutic tool due to its potent detrimental effects, it is still in systemic use within health care systems and hospitals. Evidence shows that when in hospital, patients spend most of their time sedentary. In this editorial, we explore the determinants of, and a system-based approach to, reducing sedentary behaviour in health care.
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Keywords sitting; physical activity; ageing; inactivity

Citation: Sebastien FM Chastin, Juliet A Harvey, Philippa M Dall, Lianne McInally, Alexandra Mavroeidi, Dawn A Skelton. Beyond “#endpjparalysis”, tackling sedentary behaviour in health care. AIMS Medical Science, 2019, 6(1): 67-75. doi: 10.3934/medsci.2019.1.67


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