课程信息
Physical inactivity and sedentariness are “silent killers”. Do you feel like you spend too much time sitting? Do you feel like you would like to be more active? Are you unsure about how to incorporate physical activity into your daily life? We are here to help. Join us on a journey to learn about how to sit less and become more active. Use this FREE course to learn how to monitor your own activity and set physical activity goals. We will feature various examples of how physical activity could be increased in different settings, such as your neighbourhood, home or work, to give you ideas of ones that could best fit your lifestyle. Are you a health professional? Use this opportunity to learn how to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine and also how to empower your patients to be more physically active. If time with a patient is an issue, you can simply “prescribe” this course to your patient. This course offers you a unique opportunity to receive weekly physical activity health messages and monthly video-reminders on how to increase physical activity in various settings for 6 months after the initial 3 week course. So, join us on the Sit less, get active! journey. Follow us on Twitter @GetActive MOOC #GetActiveMOOC. Also, visit our YouTube channel to check out the promo videos (more are to come) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6xpBMzJXnffdUaY32-zPdA If YouTube is not available in your country, you can access the promo videos here https://media.ed.ac.uk/search/searchkeyword/sit%20less%20get%20active P.S. Before you start we would like to know about your approach to physical activity. Please check your emails so you can take the survey we have sent you. Then you can preview the course, or come back and join us when the session starts on September 4, 2017
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完成时间大约为4 小时

建议:3 weeks of study, 1.5 hours/week
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Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Beginner Level

初级

Clock

完成时间大约为4 小时

建议:3 weeks of study, 1.5 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

字幕:English, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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3 minutes to complete

Welcome to Sit Less, Get Active 1

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1 reading
Reading1 readings
Welcome to the course!2m
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2 hours to complete

Defining, measuring and getting started with physical activity

Welcome to the first week of the Sit Less, Get Active journey! Watch the exciting videos and learn the basics about physical activity and sedentariness; how much physical activity we should be doing; how to monitor your physical activity levels and set physical activity goals; and how to judge how credible the resources for physical activity are. Use the opportunity to engage with others by participating in discussion forums. Join the discussion on barriers and facilitators to physical activity, as we would love to learn more about what helps you or makes it difficult for you to be active daily. Also, share and discuss with us your favourite physical activity resources.Test your knowledge through practice or weekly quizzes and also practice monitoring your own physical activity and setting physical activity goals. Happy Learning! Sit Less, Get Active Team ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
Video7 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
Reading6 readings
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Assignment: Practice monitoring your own physical activity10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Quiz7 practice exercises
Concepts and guidelines6m
Vigorous, moderate, what do these mean?1m
Monitoring activity1m
Goal Setting1m
Goal setting assignment1m
Credible sources1m
Week 1 Quiz15m

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2 hours to complete

Sit less, get active wherever you are!

We hope you enjoyed the videos and activities in Week 1. If you haven’t started your assignments, now is the great time to start with the week of monitoring your physical activity and goal setting. This week we will give you tips and suggestions on how to be more active in your neighbourhood, at work, home and school, and how to travel actively to destinations. Discuss with others about what helps you and what keeps you from being active in your neighbourhood or at work. Also, check out additional tips in the optional readings. We hope these videos, tasks and additional readings will help you to complete the practice quizzes and a weekly quiz successfully. As always, happy learning! Sit Less, Get Active Team....
Reading
5 videos (Total 25 min), 6 readings, 7 quizzes
Video5 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
Reading6 readings
Optional reading10m
Assignment reminder1m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Quiz8 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
Step count10m
Diary10m
Week 2 Quiz11m

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1 hour to complete

Making physical activity a lifelong habit for you and others

Week 3 is starting and bringing with itself new great videos and activities. If you have never heard about the pelvic floor, check out the video on physical activity in pregnancy. Guest speaker Elaine Miller, a physiotherapist and a stand-up comedian, will help you learn more about the pelvic floor and how to strengthen it. Other videos this week will tell you about what leisure centres have to offer, how dancing can help us be more active, how we can make physical activity a habit, and how we can inspire others to sit less and be more active. Remember to track your weekly steps and record them in the assignment. Also, have you set yourself some SMART goals? We encourage you to stay with us after these 3 weeks and get an additional dose of physical activity promotion. We will be sending you weekly physical activity promotional messages and monthly short inspirational videos for 6 months to help you stay active. You can also follow us on Twitter @GetActiveMOOC - Happy Learning! Sit Less, Get Active Team...
Reading
5 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
Video5 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
Reading6 readings
Optional reading10m
Assignment reminder10m
Optional reading10m
Optional reading10m
Physical activity makes people happier :-)1m
Encourage others to be active1m
Quiz6 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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25%

started a new career after completing these courses
Briefcase

83%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Money

20%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

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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Graham Baker

Chancellor's Fellow
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Andrew Murray

Sports Medicine Physician
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Chris Oliver

Professor
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Helen Ryall

Healthy University Project Co-ordinator

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