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New Resource—New sedentary behaviour definitions: A terminology consensus project by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, Alberta Centre for Active Living

“The Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) – Terminology Consensus Project Process and Outcome was a collaborative project authored by 84 researchers from 20 countries.

The project aimed to develop consensus definitions to reduce confusion and inconsistency in the field of health research related to sedentary behaviour.

We encourage researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers to embrace, use, and promote these definitions. With the assistance of international SBRN volunteers, these definitions were translated into several other languages: Dutch, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (from Portugal and from Brazil), Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. Copies of all language versions of the consensus definitions are available on the SBRN website. We hope that the definitions resulting from this comprehensive, transparent, and broad-based participatory process will result in widely supported and adopted standardization of terminology, and they will advance future research, interventions, policies, and practices related to sedentary behaviours.”

Learn about the project and see the definitions at