Social Context in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior (Pt1) - Context of SB and PA Mini Series
About the Mini Series
Welcome to our special mini series - "Context of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity". This six-part series, hosted by Dr. Olli Tikkanen and sponsored by Fibion, provides a deep dive into the multifaceted world of physical activity and sedentary behavior.
The series is aimed at researchers, clinicians, and anyone interested in understanding and influencing human behavior in relation to physical activity.
The series explores the social, emotional, and temporal contexts of these behaviors, discusses measurement techniques, and offers insights on how these understandings can be used to design and implement effective interventions.
About the Episode Topic
In this first episode titled "The Role of Social Context in Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior," we explore how social elements can greatly impact our choices about physical activity and sedentary habits.
Our social networks - including our family, friends, and colleagues - can greatly influence our daily activity levels and lifestyle choices. The episode discusses how various social elements like family dynamics, workplace environments, community support, socioeconomic factors, and cultural context can either promote or inhibit active lifestyle choices.
We further delve into how understanding these factors can help us devise personalized strategies to encourage physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors. By doing so, we aim to better understand the wider social context of our daily behaviors and how this knowledge can be used to promote healthier living.
The episode concludes with a teaser for the next episode that will delve into the emotional context of physical activity and sedentary behavior.
[00:01:00] - Introduction and Overview of the Series
[00:02:00] - Exploring the Power of Social Networks
[00:04:00] - Impact of Workplace on Physical Activity
[00:05:00] - Community and Socioeconomic Influences on Activity Levels
[00:07:00] - Incorporating Cultural Context into Intervention Design
Want to book a video call with Dr. Miriam Cabrita to discuss your sedentary behavior or physical activity measurements? Here's the link: https://olli.tucalendi.com/miriam-cabrita/videocall-miriam