Physical activity and healthMeasurement

New technology provides opportunities to accurately measure physical activity, physical fitness, and sedentary behaviour. Improved measurement is needed to: 

  • assess the scale of the problem of low physical activity 
  • understand the health effects of physical activity 
  • evaluate the effect of interventions to more physical activity and less sedentary behaviour 
  • understand secular trends in physical fitness 
  • evaluate the effects of interventions intended to improve physical fitness 

Examples of our work on this area include: