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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Sit Less, Get Active by The University of Edinburgh

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503 reviews

About the Course

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 or follow our Online Learning Twitter feed @uoe_online. Visit our YouTube channel to check out the promo videos (more are to come) If YouTube is not available in your country, you can access the promo videos here

Top reviews

Sep 4, 2019

The greatest course ever! It is so realistic that can apply for every one, not only myself.\n\nI have got a range of tips to sit less, get active in here. Once again, thank you alot for your effort.

Jul 24, 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.

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By Pang Y F

Oct 25, 2020

An useful course that gives me idea of being active.

By Anupom S K

Jun 24, 2020

A best and new way to learn to be physically active.


May 19, 2020

very nice course got the importance of being active.


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By 佐藤直子

Oct 27, 2016

Nice course!This course's focus point is very simple

By Mai T

Jul 30, 2016

Great course! It is really inspirational! Thank you!

By Muhammad T K

Jun 24, 2020

Great course WOW...Thanks Coursera and classcentral

By Borbála B

Oct 31, 2017

Very great, and it motivated me. Thank you so much!

By Elaine C

May 17, 2019

The course is encouraging and useful! Thank you.

By Jay T

Sep 15, 2017

very well explained and learnt alot of knowledge

By G. A W

Oct 29, 2020

Good, basic info but inspiring and encouraging.

By Gemma m

May 15, 2020

Amazing course..useful..motivational and simple

By sohithvishnusai y

May 25, 2021

Something which is rare to find. Learned a lot

By Hina F

Jun 22, 2020

i really enjoy this course from start till end

By İsmet E Y

May 11, 2020

I enjoyed the course very much. Thanks!!!!!!!!

By Hussain A

Aug 1, 2020

What a great, useful, inspirational course.

By Bhargavi R

Jul 3, 2020

it's useful for us to lead a healthier life

By Mohamed N S E D

Oct 16, 2018

Hello 👋

شكرا جزيلاً على هذه الدورة الرائعة

By Sandeep V

Oct 19, 2016

Inspiring. More practical than theoretical.

By Paulo

Apr 13, 2020

Excellent course on how to be more active.

By timir b

Aug 2, 2020

The course is very important to stay fit.

By Pushpanjali B J

Jun 11, 2020

It was amazing to be part of this course

By Lily S

Jan 3, 2017

very practical, relevant, and inspiring!

By Anastasia M

Dec 18, 2016

I love it! It motivates me to be active!

By Eileen R

Nov 28, 2016

Great motivator to become more active!!!