Episode 188 - Stuart Biddle part 2: Move More, Sit Less

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In episode 188 I’ve got the conclusion of my interview with Professor Stuart Biddle. We continue discussing the importance of physical activity, strategies to create environments that encourage more of it and some resources for you to learn more. This week on MCF!

 

Stuart Biddle is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health and leader of Physically Active Lifestyles Research Group – in the Institute for Resilient Regions at the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia. He was Professor at Victoria University, Melbourne, 2014-2017, and at Loughborough University in the UK until 2014. Stuart’s research is on sedentary behaviour and physical activity behaviour change, as well as mental health. He is past president of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). He has published extensively in psychology, public health, and behavioural medicine. He has been involved in the production of national physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines, and has been a consultant to Weight Watchers and Fitness First. His co-authored textbook, ‘Psychology of Physical Activity’ (Routledge), is in its 3rd edition.

Show Notes

 

The COM-B framework may help us determine how to best assist folks in beginning a change in their lifestyle according to some psychosocial factors.

 

Using those concepts to institute some behavior changes in accordance to multiple recommendations, such as those by the CDC or ACSM.

 

Consider all of these resources discussed in the interview!

COM-B

- which stands for Capability, Opportunity, Motivation - leads to Behavior

CDC

- Center for Disease Control

ACSM

- American College of Sports Medicine

WHO

- World Health Organization

University of Queensland

 

Bluearth

and

The Australian Heart Foundation

 

 

You can find out more about Professor Stuart Biddle at

https://staffprofile.usq.edu.au/Profile/Stuart-Biddle

 

You can reach Dr. Biddle via email at:

Stuart.Biddle@usq.edu.au