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Low Volume, Home-Based Weighted Step Exercise Training Can Improve Lower Limb Muscle Power and Functional Ability in Community-Dwelling Older Women

Journal Article
Mair, J. L., De Vito, G., & Boreham, C. A. (2019)
Low Volume, Home-Based Weighted Step Exercise Training Can Improve Lower Limb Muscle Power and Functional Ability in Community-Dwelling Older Women. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(1), 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8010041
Stepping exercise can be used as a scalable form of high intensity exercise to enhance important aspects of physical fitness in older populations. The addition of supplementar...

Personalised Prescription of Scalable High Intensity Interval Training to Inactive Female Adults of Different Ages

Journal Article
Mair, J. L., Nevill, A. M., De Vito, G., & Boreham, C. A. (2016)
Personalised Prescription of Scalable High Intensity Interval Training to Inactive Female Adults of Different Ages. PLOS ONE, 11(2), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0148702
Stepping is a convenient form of scalable high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that may lead to health benefits. However, the accurate personalised prescription of stepping...

Altering Pace Control and Pace Regulation: Attentional Focus Effects during Running

Journal Article
Brick, N. E., Campbell, M. J., Metcalfe, R. S., Mair, J., & MacIntyre, T. E. (2016)
Altering Pace Control and Pace Regulation: Attentional Focus Effects during Running. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(5), 879-886. https://doi.org/10.1249/mss.0000000000000843
Purpose: To date there are no published studies directly comparing self-controlled and externally-controlled pace endurance tasks. However, previous research suggests pace con...

Exercise training comprising of single 20-s cycle sprints does not provide a sufficient stimulus for improving maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary individuals

Journal Article
Songsorn, P., Lambeth-Mansell, A., Mair, J. L., Haggett, M., Fitzpatrick, B. L., Ruffino, J., …Vollaard, N. B. J. (2016)
Exercise training comprising of single 20-s cycle sprints does not provide a sufficient stimulus for improving maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary individuals. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(8), 1511-1517. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-016-3409-8
Purpose: Sprint interval training (SIT) provides a potent stimulus for improving maximal aerobic capacity ([Formula: see text]), which is among the strongest markers for futur...

Neuromechanics of repeated stepping with external loading in young and older women

Journal Article
Mair, J. L., Laudani, L., Vannozzi, G., De Vito, G., Boreham, C., & Macaluso, A. (2014)
Neuromechanics of repeated stepping with external loading in young and older women. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 114(5), 983-994. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-014-2826-9
An understanding of the neuromechanical responses to bench stepping with external loading is important for exercise prescription, especially in older women who are more at ris...

User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment

Conference Proceeding
Garcia-Constantino, M., Nugent, C., Stephenson, A., McDonough, S. M., Murphy, M. H., & Mair, J. L. (2018)
User adoption of the Worktivity mobile app to help reduce occupational sedentary behaviour in an office environment. In Conference Proceedings of HCI 2018. https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.175
In this paper we introduce the Worktivity mobile app as a potential solution to help reduce occupational sitting in an office environment. Worktivity functions by sending hour...

Using computer, mobile and wearable technology enhanced interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article
Stephenson, A., McDonough, S. M., Murphy, M. H., Nugent, C. D., & Mair, J. L. (2017)
Using computer, mobile and wearable technology enhanced interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 14(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0561-4
Background High levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) are associated with negative health consequences. Technology enhanced solutions such as mobile applications, activity monito...

Multifactorial e- and mHealth interventions for cardiovascular disease primary prevention: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Journal Article
Direito, A., Rawstorn, J., Mair, J., Daryabeygi-Khotbehsara, R., Maddison, R., & Tai, E. S. (2020)
Multifactorial e- and mHealth interventions for cardiovascular disease primary prevention: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Digital Health, 5, https://doi.org/10.1177/2055207619890480
Objective: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a leading cause of mortality and disease burden. Preventative interventions to augment the population-level adoption of health lif...

Early Career Professionals’ (Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers) Role in Advocating, Disseminating, and Implementing the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity: ISPAH Early Career Network View

Journal Article
Direito, A., Murphy, J. J., Mclaughlin, M., Mair, J., Mackenzie, K., Kamanda, M., …Shilton, T. (2019)
Early Career Professionals’ (Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers) Role in Advocating, Disseminating, and Implementing the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity: ISPAH Early Career Network View. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16(11), 940-944. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0450
Increasing population levels of physical activity (PA) can assist in achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals, benefiting multiple sectors and contributing t...

School-based Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Children: A Systematic Review

Journal Article
M. Hegarty, L., Mair, J. L., Kirby, K., Murtagh, E., & Murphy, M. H. (2016)
School-based Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Children: A Systematic Review. AIMS public health, 3(3), 520-541. https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2016.3.520
Prolonged, uninterrupted periods of sedentary time may be associated with increased risk of Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality even if the minimu...