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Subtitles: English, Russian

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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 1.5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 minutes to complete

Welcome to Sit Less, Get Active 1

1 reading
1 reading
Welcome to the course!2m
2 hours to complete

Defining, measuring and getting started with physical activity

7 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Practical ways to meet the guidelines3m
Monitoring physical activity6m
Physical Activity Goal Setting3m
Case Study 1: Sabine's running goals1m
Case Study 2: Melissa's running goals2m
Physical Activity Resources3m
6 readings
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Assignment: Practice monitoring your own physical activity10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
7 practice exercises
Concepts and guidelines6m
Vigorous, moderate, what do these mean?1m
Monitoring activity1m
Goal Setting1m
Goal setting assignment1m
Credible sources1m
Week 1 Quiz15m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Sit less, get active wherever you are!

5 videos (Total 25 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Video 2: What is active travel?4m
Video 3: Sit less, get active at home5m
Video 4: Sit less, get active at work5m
Video 5: Sit less, get active in an educational environment3m
6 readings
Optional reading10m
Assignment reminder1m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
6 practice exercises
Built and natural envronments1m
What have we learnt about active travel?2m
How can you be more active at home?1m
Being active during work1m
Educational environments1m
Week 2 Quiz11m
20 minutes to complete

Sit less, get active wherever you are!: Lesson Choices

2 quizzes
2 practice exercises
Step count10m
Diary10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Making physical activity a lifelong habit for you and others

10 videos (Total 29 min), 30 readings, 6 quizzes
10 videos
Sit less, get active during pregnancy8m
Dance for health2m
Make physical activity a habit3m
Support others to sit less and get more active!1m
Jamie Andrew, Scottish Mountaineer: "Set yourself goals."1m
Frances Bain, Paths for All: “Walk for health”1m
Michael Tornow, NHS: “Any level of activity is better than none”1m
Ashleigh Corry, NHS Lothian: “Sit less and be more active at work”2m
Amanda Jones, NHS Lothian: a bit on the use of exercise balls at work1m
30 readings
Optional reading10m
Assignment reminder10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Physical activity makes people happier :-)1m
Encourage others to be active1m
Regular activity can reduce your risk of chronic diseases1m
Go on a walk with friends, colleagues or family1m
Set a physical activity goal and get going1m
Every move is a good move1m
Physical activity is a great opportunity for socialising1m
It is never too late to start exercising1m
Play sports you enjoy1m
Go for a walk and sharpen your mind1m
Active people can live longer1m
Exercise is the best medicine1m
Dance for health1m
Try walking or standing meetings1m
Go outside and enjoy your favourite outdoor activity1m
Be active during pregnancy1m
Be active at leisure centres1m
Make physical activity a habit1m
Watching TV? Be active during commercial breaks1m
Be active at home1m
Walk, cycle, skate or scoot to destinations1m
Take the stairs for better health1m
Physical activity can improve your academic performance1m
Share physical activity resources or be someone's activity buddy1m
Try a new activity to stay motivated1m
Choose activity that suit your lifestyle1m
6 practice exercises
Physical Activity in a Leisure Centre1m
Physical activity in pregnancy1m
Dancing and health1m
Forming a habit1m
Sit Less, Get Active for all!1m
Week 3 Quiz15m
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Top reviews from Sit Less, Get Active

By MMJul 25th 2016

This is a very useful and short course that covers all you need to get active, and is well seupported by a well chosen set of optional readings for anyone wanting to learn more. Highly recommended.

By DBDec 27th 2016

A must go through course.. minimal video time and max life changing learning.. awareness from this course will make your life much better in long (read 66 days) run.\n\nAll the best :)

Instructors

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Danijela Gašević

Lecturer
Centre for Population Health Sciences
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Graham Baker

Chancellor's Fellow
Physical Activity for Health Research Centre
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Andrew Murray

Sports Medicine Physician
Sport and Exercise, University of Edinburgh
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Chris Oliver

Professor
Physical Activity for Health Research Centre
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Helen Ryall

Healthy University Project Co-ordinator
Sport & Exercise, University of Edinburgh

About The University of Edinburgh

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