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Reducing sitting behaviour in people with Type 2 diabetes

The REgulate your SItting Time (RESIT) study

People with Type 2 diabetes spend a large proportion of their day sitting down. High amounts of sitting increases the risk of heart disease, high glucose levels and poor wellbeing in people with Type 2 diabetes. However, there are no strategies to reduce sitting time that are currently offered as part of normal diabetes healthcare.

The aim of this research is to see whether people with Type 2 diabetes like and engage with a new intervention to reduce sitting behaviour. Diabetes UK are funding the study. For more information about the study watch the video below.

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Meet the Principal Investigator(s) for the project

Dr Daniel Bailey - Dr Daniel Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences in the Division of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, and is Co-Director of the Centre for Physical Activity in Health and Disease. He previously established and led the Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease Research Group. Dr Bailey's research investigates the relationship between sedentary behaviour and chronic health conditions, with a particular focus on cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. This research includes the epidemiology of sedentary behaviour and association with chronic health risks, rigorously controlled laboratory studies examining the benefits of breaking up prolonged sitting time on markers of health, and the development and evaluation of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in a range of population groups at risk of adverse health such as office workers, wheelchair users, older adults and people with Type 2 diabetes. Dr Bailey has been awarded multiple research grants from funding bodies and industry partners to support his research and has published a large number of research articles in the field of sedentary behaviour, physical activity and health. He has delivered multiple conference presentations and invited talks across the UK and Europe and is a Technical Advisor for the Qatar National Physical Activity Guidelines 2nd edition, 2021. Dr Bailey Deputy Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Physical Activity for Health Division, and was a member of the scientific global leadershop committee for the 8th International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress. Dr Bailey has a wealth of experience teaching physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level and uses innovative teaching approaches in his practice including research-informed teaching, bleneded and authentic learning, and flipped classrooms.

Related Research Group(s)

Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease

Sedentary Behaviour, Health and Disease - Investigating the relationship of sedentary behaviour with health and wellbeing; evaluating the effectiveness of interventions to reduce and break up sedentary behaviour.

Health Behaviour Change

Health Behaviour Change - Development and evaluation of theory- and evidence-based health behaviour change interventions, across communicable and non-communicable diseases; evidence synthesis of behaviour change interventions.


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Project last modified 29/04/2022