TY - CHAP A1 - Priscila Marconcin A2 - Pedro B. Júdice A3 - Gerson Ferrari A4 - André Werneck A5 - Adilson Marques ED1 - Adilson Marques ED2 - Élvio Rúbio Gouveia Y1 - 2021-10-13 PY - 2021 T1 - Methods of Assessing Sedentary Behaviour N2 - Nowadays, the increasing availability of technology and the transition towards more sedentary occupations and recreation activities make sedentary behaviours an emerging research topic in behavioural epidemiology. This is particularly important because the available evidence consolidates the harmful relationship between sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic risk markers and health outcomes. While the feasibility and benefits of changing sedentary behaviours have been demonstrated, this knowledge underpins the need for intersectoral public health interventions in workplaces and school settings. This book examines sedentary behaviours, current methods of assessment, the risk these behaviours present to individual health, and the importance of their interruption. BT - Sedentary Behaviour SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.99567 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.99567 SN - 978-1-83968-576-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-12-01 ER -