Sedentary Behaviours International Taxonomy (SIT)

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A group  of researchers based in Britain are attempting to create a taxonomy of terms related to sedentary behaviour.

From the SIT website:

SIT is a open science project setup to develop a common taxonomy (naming and classification system) of sedentary behaviours through a formal consensus process taking into account the opinion of experts and of the general public.

Aim: To develop a common taxonomy of sedentary behaviours in order to

– Facilitate systematic and standardised investigation and analysis
– Enable systematic and standardised reporting
– Facilitate comparison and metanalysis
– Facilitate development of measurement tools sensors and outcome measures.

They have contacted 200 researchers in the area of sedentary behaviour (many of them SBRN members), and have received an excellent response so far.  If you are interested in learning more about SIT or joining in their efforts, please visit their website at

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