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Letters Healthy ageing

Minimise sedentary behaviour at all ages for healthy ageing

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 02 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2451
  1. Sebastien F M Chastin, senior research fellow in behaviour dynamics1,
  2. Dawn A Skelton, professor of ageing and health1
  1. 1Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health and Life Sciences, Institute of Applied Health Research, Glasgow G4 0BA, UK
  1. sebastien.chastin{at}

Myint and Welch fail to do justice to the first UK-wide recommendations for physical activity.1 2 They neglect to mention the most novel aspect of these recommendations—that long periods of being sedentary should be reduced at all ages. Sedentary behaviour is not a lack of …

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