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What is sedentary behaviour?

Sedentary behaviour is defined as periods of inactivity whilst sitting and contributes to negative cardiometabolic health outcomes and premature death.

Studies have indicated physical inactivity as being the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Approximately 6% to 10% of deaths from non-communicable diseases can be attributed to physical inactivity.

This is why the Baker Institute undertakes a comprehensive range of research to target these deadly diseases, combined with the flexibility and innovation to respond to changing health and community needs, is unique and sets the Baker Institute apart from other health and research Institutes.

Our research into sedentary behaviour is primarily undertaken by our Physical Activity laboratory.

Learn more and download the Rise & Recharge app on the Rise & Recharge website.

The smartphone app to help reduce sitting time and encourage regular movement.

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With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever.

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