Understanding the combined effects of exercise and sedentary behaviour on cognitive, metabolic, and vascular function in older adults

Michael Wheeler

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Recent analysis predicts that if every employee jogged an extra 15 minutes daily, the global economy would grow by $100 billion USD due to improved health and productivity of workers. However, it is unknown whether optimal health and productivity is achieved by the active commuter who also has a sedentary desk job? New experimental evidence in this thesis suggests that exercise-induced improvements in cardiovascular function are diminished by prolonged sitting; but not exercise-induced improvements in cognitive function. This underscores the importance of exercise for health and productivity, and suggests that adding regular interruptions to sitting may further improve heart health.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date14 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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