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Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review

Journal Article
McCorry, M., Murphy, M., Bleakley, C., & Mair, J. (2018)
Effectiveness of physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in altering sedentary behaviour among older adults: a systematic review. Lancet, 392(S61), S61. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32045-2
Background Long and frequent bouts of sedentary behaviour pose a major risk to health and increase the incidence of hypokinetic diseases and mortality, independent of the risk...

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 interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Stephenson, A., Murphy, M., McDonough, . S., Nugent, C., & Mair, J. (2017)
Using computer, mobile and wearable technology interventions to change sedentary behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00033
Rationale: High levels of sedentary behavior (SB) are strongly associated with several negative health consequences (1). Technologies such as mobile applications (apps), weara...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...