[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/569940]
Prof Neville Owen
Prof Adrian Bauman
Prof Wendy Brown
Brief description The majority of Australian adults spend most of their waking hours sitting: at home, at work, and in their cars; most do not participate in exercise or sport. This leads to weight gain and to diseases of inactivity (particularly diabetes, heart disease, cancer and depression). New research will measure sitting time and the physical activity in people's daily lives, what factors encourage inactivity, and how to increase activity levels, especially among the ageing 'baby boomer' population.
Funding Amount $AUD 6,367,518.50
Funding Scheme Programs