University of Hertfordshire

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  • Bottoms, Lindsay (CoI)
  • Sinclair, Jonathan (PI)
  • Mahfuuz, Mohamed (CoPI)
  • Ageely, Hussein (CoI)
  • Allan, Robert (CoI)
  • Hummadi, Abdulrahman (CoI)
  • Darraj, Hussain (CoI)
  • Solan, Yahia (CoI)


The World Health Organization ranks Saudi Arabia as having the 7th highest rate of type 2 diabetes in the world. This therefore makes diabetes the most challenging health problem facing Saudi Arabia. Importantly, physical activity has been shown to improve disease symptoms and overall health in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, findings relating to the prevalence of physical inactivity in the Saudi population confirm that a sedentary lifestyle is on the rise, within physical inactivity levels in adults being 80.5%. Therefore, interventions aimed at reducing physical inactivity using bespoke modalities pertinent to Saudi Arabia are clearly warranted.

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