Informing the interpretation of self-reported physical activity: What is meant by 10 minute bouts of continuous physical activity?

Glasgow Caledonian University

Past award

Student: Scott Rooney : Glasgow Caledonian University

Year Award Started: 2017

Current physical activity guidelines say we should perform about 30 minutes a day of activity in bouts of 10 minutes. These guidelines have been developed from self-reported physical activity which asked about how many 10 minute bouts of activity people did and related this to their health. Currently we have a very limited understanding of what people mean by ‘10 minutes of physical activity’. This project will use a body worn monitor to provide robust objective physical activity information to help us understand what people mean. This will help develop interventions to guide people towards healthy lifestyles.

Research area: Other conditions


Dr Ben Stansfield
School of Health and Life Sciences