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Emerging collaborative research platforms for the next generation of physical activity, sleep and exercise medicine guidelines: The Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep consortium (ProPASS)

List of Authors: Emmanuel Stamatakis, Annemarie Koster, Mark Hamer, Vegar Rangul, I-Min Lee, Adrian E. Bauman, Andrew J. Atkin, Mette Aadahl, Charles E. Matthews, Paul Jarle Mork11, Lisa Askie, Peter Cistulli, Malcolm Granat, Peter Palm, Patrick Joseph Crowley, Matthew Stevens, Nidhi Gupta, Anna Pulakka, Sari Stenholm, Daniel Arvidsson, Gita Mishra, Patrik Wennberg, Sebastien Chastin, Ulf Ekelund, Andreas Holtermann
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Publication year: 2019
Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal name in source: British Journal of Sports Medicine


Galileo Galilei’s quote ‘measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so
has particular relevance to health behaviours, such as physical
activity (PA), sitting and sleep, whose measurement during free living
is notoriously difficult. To date, much of what we know about how these
behaviours affect our health is based on self-report by questionnaires
which have limited validity, are prone to bias and inquire about
selective aspects of these behaviours. Although self-reported evidence
has made great contributions to shaping public health and exercise
medicine policy and guidelines until now,1
the ongoing advancements of accelerometry-based measurement and
evidence synthesis methods are set to change the landscape. The aim of
this editorial is to outline new directions in PA and sleep-related
epidemiology that open new horizons for guideline development and
improvement; and to describe a new research collaboration platform: the
Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep consortium (ProPASS).

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