Beyond "#endpjparalysis″, tackling sedentary behaviour in health care

Sebastien FM Chastin, Juliet A Harvey, Philippa M Dall, Lianne McInally, Alexandra Mavroeidi, Dawn A Skelton

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalAIMS Medical Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2019


  • sitting
  • physical activity
  • ageing
  • inactivity


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