Targeting sedentary behaviour for behavioural change: Opportunities for new strategies

  • P Gradidge University of Cape Town, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The South African online population is rapidly transforming into one which is always reachable. The economic benefits of this transition are vast; however, the impact on obesity and related diseases is potentially devastating
Discussion: In this commentary it is proposed that public health strategies be revisited to align with the contemporary digital evolution, particularly as increased web-based applications suggest higher amounts of sitting times.
Conclusion: It is necessary to gain a better understanding of the different domains of sedentary behaviour, and the manner in which they interact, to begin to develop strategies to reduce sitting time, and thereby reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Published
2017-10-24
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Articles