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

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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...

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...

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...