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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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Rating 4.5 based on 218 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1.5 hours/week
Starts Apr 28 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Graham Baker, Chris Oliver, Andrew Murray, Danijela Gašević, Helen Ryall
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Education
Tags Social Sciences Personal Development Education

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physical activity in 9 reviews

I liked that the instructors themselves were involved in some sort of physical activity in the videos.

I would suggest that there be a section for physical activity or exercise for disabled people.

Common sense information Very Good.Very informative.It literally helped me change my attitude towards physical activity and also learned tricks and techniques to keep myself healthy at any place.

this course is very useful and helpful, it let you to set your own goal of physical activity and tells you how to keep going.

This course is very beneficial to people who are not usually active, but if you are an active person then you'll probably learn about measuring your physical activity.

The course is interesting and might be useful for complete strangers in the world of fitness/physical activity, as it provides some general ideas about implementing activity to one's daily life, as well as gives a good understanding on stating achievable goals.

thanks for the course it is very useful A very basic course, suited for those who are getting started on physical activity.

A useful course that gives practical guidelines on increasing physical activity in daily life.

very informative in 8 reviews

Very informative & interactive MOOC.

Simple tips provided which once used in day to day life will definitely change our sedentary lifestyle great class Very informative course :) the quizzes were a little too obvious (just my own opinion!)

Otherwise it is very very very very easy, like if you had to fail that would just be sad Very informative course.

Very informative and made me understand where I was failing the previous attempts to be more active!

This course is very informative.

It was very informative course.

Very informative.

sit less in 7 reviews

A great course to learn about how to sit less and get active!

I love the course cause it gives you down to earth advice on what you can do at the same time explain & recommend tons of different thing to do in many places such as home, work, etc very well explained and learnt alot of knowledge This course is very helpful , and encourage every one to sit less and more active Perfect course that has been organized.

Thanks for such an inspiring course - now I really sit less and I am more active then before it.

Well done to team leader Danijela Gasevic and the Sit Less, Get Active MOOC team.

Great work,Thanks for your hard work team Sit Less,Get Active.

And I promise to sit less, and get more active!

I feel motivated after taking this course to sit less and be more active in my daily routine.

my daily life in 5 reviews

I learned about the importance of moving more and got a better understanding of how to go about integrating more movement into my daily life.

This course helped me to incorporate an active lifestyle in my daily life.

helps me get active in my daily life and accomplish my tasks, without stressing more on the outcome, helps me initiate better.

Awesome content and easy to understand and incorporate into my daily life!

become more active in 5 reviews

A short but comprehensive course on how to become more active.

Great material that gives a plan and methods to become more active.

Great motivator to become more active!!!

A useful course for anybody who wants practical tips on how to become more active, how to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine and the different ways to make small changes that will add up to a meaningful difference.

This course gave a lot of practical possibilities and insights to become more active than i already am and encouraged me a lot.Thanks to Edinburg university to provide a course like this and thanks to Coursera for letting me attend this course from other part of the world.

very good course in 5 reviews

Good encouragement to get moving, but a little basic in the delivery Good Course - though i have not yet received my certificate and i completed all the necessary steps a few month ago This course is good.

A+++ Very good course for self motivation to be more active.

Very good course to aspire the active mind and body, highly recommend to everyone!

Very good course with good information.

such a nice course,very interesting videos and presentations are too good,happy that i could complete the course Useful it is not a scientific course, it is a public awareness campaign Very good course.

Very good course, the videos and the bibliographic links and resources at the end of each part of the course were very useful tools.

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Physical Activity Leader/Fitness Coach $46k

Activity Host/Emcee $47k

Recreation Activity Leader $49k

Physical Activity Coordinator $52k

Activity Therapist Manager $57k

Health Educator - Physical Activity and Nutrition $62k

Investigator Unlicensed Activity 2 $63k

Regional Activity Coordinator $63k

Nutrition and Physical Activity Specialist $66k

Senior Activity Leader $88k

Site Activity Coordinator $114k

Junior Activity Leader $123k

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Rating 4.5 based on 218 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 1.5 hours/week
Starts Apr 28 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Graham Baker, Chris Oliver, Andrew Murray, Danijela Gašević, Helen Ryall
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Education
Tags Social Sciences Personal Development Education

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