• Are self-report measures able to define individuals as physically active or inactive? 

      Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Anderssen, Sigmund A.; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; Hendriksen, Ingrid; Donnelly, Alan; Brage, Søren; Ekelund, Ulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-02)
      Purpose: Assess the agreement between commonly used self-report methods compared with objectively measured physical activity (PA) in defining the prevalence of individuals compliant with PA recommendations. Methods: Time ...
    • The effect of a programme to improve men's sedentary time and physical activity: The european fans in training (EuroFIT) randomised controlled trial 

      Wyke, Sally; Bunn, Christopher; Andersen, Eivind; Silva, Marlene N.; van Nassau, Femke; McSkimming, Paula; Kolovos, Spyros; Gill, Jason M.R.; Gray, Cindy M.; Hunt, Kate; Anderson, Annie S.; Bosmans, Judith; Jelsma, Judith G.M.; Kean, Sharon; Lemyre, Nicolas; Loudon, David W.; Macaulay, Lisa; Maxwell, Douglas J.; McConnachie, Alex; Mutrie, Nanette; Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Maria W. G.; Pereira, Hugo V.; Philpott, Matthew; Roberts, Glyn; Rooksby, John; Røynesdal, Øystein; Sattar, Naveed; Sørensen, Marit; Teixeira, Pedro J.; Treweek, Shaun; van Achterberg, Theo; van de Glind, Irene; van Mechelen, Willem; van der Ploeg, Hidde P. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Reducing sitting time as well as increasing physical activity in inactive people is beneficial for their health. This paper investigates the effectiveness of the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) programme to improve ...
    • Five-year cost-effectiveness analysis of the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) physical activity intervention for men versus no intervention 

      Kolovos, Spyros; Finch, Aureliano P.; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; van Nassau, Femke; Broulikova, Hana M.; Baka, Agni; Treweek, Shaun; Gray, Cindy M.; Jelsma, Judith G.M.; Bunn, Christopher; Roberts, Glyn; Silva, Marlene N.; Gill, Jason M. R.; Røynesdal, Øystein; van Mechelen, Willem; Andersen, Eivind; Hunt, Kate; Wyke, Sally; Bosmans, Judith E. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Objectives: Increasing physical activity reduces the risk of chronic illness including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer. Lifestyle interventions can increase physical activity but few ...
    • New global guidelines on sedentary behaviour and health for adults: Broadening the behavioural targets 

      Dempsey, Paddy; Buman, Matthew P.; Chastin, Sebastien; Ekelund, Ulf; Friedenreich, Christine M.; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Leitzmann, Michael F.; Stamatakis, Emmanuel; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; Willumsen, Juana F.; Bull, Fiona; Biddle, Stuart J. H. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: In 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) commenced a program of work to update the 2010 Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, for the first-time providing population-based guidelines on ...
    • Objectively measured sedentary time among five ethnic groups in Amsterdam: The HELIUS study 

      Loyen, Anne; Nicolaou, Mary; Snijder, Marieke B.; Peters, Ron J. G.; Stronks, Karien; Langøien, Lars Jørun; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; Brug, Johannes; Lakerveld, Jeroen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-31)
      Introduction: Sedentary behaviour is increasingly recognised as a health risk. While differences in this behaviour might help explain ethnic differences in disease profiles, studies on sedentary behaviour in ethnic minorities ...
    • Sedentary time and physical activity surveillance through accelerometer pooling in four european countries 

      Loyen, Anne; Clarke-Cornwell, Alexandra M.; Anderssen, Sigmund A.; Hagströmer, Maria; Sardinha, Luis B.; Sundquist, Kristina; Ekelund, Ulf; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Baptista, Fatima; Hansen, Bjørge Herman; Wijndaele, Katrien; Brage, Søren; Lakerveld, Jeroen; Brug, Johannes; van der Ploeg, Hidde P. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-12-10)
      OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to pool, harmonise and re-analyse national accelerometer data from adults in four European countries in order to describe population levels of sedentary time and physical inactivity. ...
    • Variation in population levels of physical activity in European children and adolescents according to cross-European studies: a systematic literature review within DEDIPAC 

      van Hecke, Linde; Loyen, Anne; Verloigne, Maïté; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; Lakerveld, Jeroen; Brug, Johannes; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Ekelund, Ulf; Donnelly, Alan; Hendriksen, Ingrid; Deforche, Benedicte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-28)
      Background: Regular physical activity is associated with physical, social and mental health benefits, whilst insufficient physical activity is associated with several negative health outcomes (e.g. metabolic problems). ...
    • Variation in population levels of sedentary time in European children and adolescents according to cross-European studies: a systematic literature review within DEDIPAC 

      Verloigne, Maïté; Loyen, Anne; van Hecke, Linde; Lakerveld, Jeroen; Hendriksen, Ingrid; de Bourdheaudhuij, Ilse; Deforche, Benedicte; Donelly, Alan; Ekelund, Ulf; Brug, Johannes; van der Ploeg, Hidde P. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-28)
      Background: A high amount of sedentary time has been proposed as a risk factor for various health outcomes in adults. While the evidence is less clear in children and adolescents, monitoring sedentary time is important to ...
    • Variations in accelerometry measured physical activity and sedentary time across Europe: Harmonized analyses of 47,497 children and adolescents 

      Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Hansen, Bjørge Herman; Dalene, Knut Eirik; Kolle, Elin; Northstone, Kate; Møller, Niels Christian; Grøntved, Anders; Wedderkopp, Niels; Kriemler, Susi; Page, Angie S.; Puder, Jardena J.; Reilly, John J.; Sardinha, Luís B.; van Sluijs, Esther M.F.; Andersen, Lars Bo; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Flexeder, Claudia; Standl, Marie; Shculz, Holger; Moreno, Luis A.; De Henauw, Stefaan; Michels, Nathalie; Cardon, Greet; Ortega, Francisco B.; Ruiz, Jonatan; Aznar, Susana; Fogelholm, Mikael; Decelis, Andrew; Olesen, Line Grønholt; Hjorth, Mads F.; Santos, Rute; Vale, Susana; Christiansen, Lars Breum; Jago, Russell; Basterfield, Laura; Owen, Christopher G.; Nightingale, Claire M.; Eiben, Gabriele; Polito, Angela; Lauria, Fabio; Vanhelst, Jeremy; Hadjigeorgiou, Charalambos; Konstabel, Kenn; Molnár, Dénes; Sprengeler, Ole; Manios, Yannis; Harro, Jaanus; Kafatos, Anthony; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Ekelund, Ulf (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Background: Levels of physical activity and variation in physical activity and sedentary time by place and person in European children and adolescents are largely unknown. The objective of the study was to assess the ...
    • World Health Organization 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour 

      Bull, Fiona C.; Al-Ansari, Salih S.; Biddle, Stuart; Borodulin, Katja; Buman, Matthew P.; Cardon, Greet; Carty, Catherine; Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Chastin, Sebastien; Chou, Roger; Dempsey, Paddy; DiPietro, Loretta; Ekelund, Ulf; Firth, Joseph; Friedenreich, Christine M.; Garcia, Leandro; Gichu, Muthoni; Jago, Russell; Katzmarzyk, Peter T.; Lambert, Estelle; Leitzmann, Michael; Milton, Karen; Ortega, Francisco B.; Ranasinghe, Chathuranga; Stamatakis, Emmanuel; Tiedemann, Anne; Troiano, Richard P.; van der Ploeg, Hidde P.; Wari, Vicky; Willumsen, Juana F. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Objectives: To describe new WHO 2020 guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Methods: The guidelines were developed in accordance with WHO protocols. An expert Guideline Development Group reviewed ...