September 13, 2017

Breaks from sitting can improve post-meal glucose and insulin: is the type of break important?

Today’s post comes from Dr Robyn Larsen.  More information on Dr Larsen can be found at the bottom of this post. The concept of breaks in […]
August 17, 2017

Improve your in health by swapping out sitting time

Today’s post comes from Drs Annemarie Koster and Julianne van der Berg.  For more information on their work, please see the bottom of this post. Doing desk […]
August 9, 2017

Which activity types are healthy alternatives to replace leisure screen time and reduce mortality risk?

Today’s post comes from Dr Katrien Wijndaele, University of Cambridge, UK. More information on Dr Wijndaele can be found at the bottom of this post. Excessive leisure […]
June 10, 2017

How do you define sedentary behaviour?

Figure 1. Conceptual framework from Tremblay et al. 2017. In the past 20 years, the amount of research published using the term sedentary behaviour has grown […]
May 5, 2017

New textbook on sedentary behaviour and health

Human Kinetics has published a textbook titled Sedentary Behaviour and Health, edited by Drs Weimo Zhu and  Neville Owen.  From the Human Kinetics website: From office […]
April 9, 2017

Funded Post Doc and MHSc opportunity at University of Ontario Institute of Technology

From the UOIT (Please contact Dr. Shilpa Dogra for further details): Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Fellow position in the Health and Human Performance Laboratory […]
March 7, 2017

PhD Opportunity at Glasgow Caledonian University

A PhD opportunity is available at Glasgow Caledonian University.  The general description is below.  For more details, please fill out the contact details here. Project Description […]
October 11, 2016

Helping older adults become more active: the SITLESS study

Today’s post comes from Dr Mark Tully, and describes the SITLESS study.  You can find more about the study at http://sitless.eu/. The SITLESS study is an EU-funded […]
September 12, 2016

American Heart Association Releases Science Advisory on Sedentary Behaviour

The American Heart Association has released a Science Advisory on Sedentary Behaviour and health.  The abstract is available below.  The full paper is available here. Epidemiological […]