June 17, 2016

Canada releases world's first 24-hour movement behaviour guidelines

On June 26 Canada released the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth.  These guidelines call for at least 60 minutes per day of […]
June 6, 2016

New meta-analysis: the prospective relationship between childhood sedentary behaviour and biomedical health indicators

A new paper by van Ekris et al. examines the relationship between childhood sedentary behaviour and health indicators later in life.  From the abstract: Evidence for adverse health […]
May 17, 2016

New paper: why are kids failing to meet sedentary behaviour guidelines?

  In May 2014, representatives from 15 countries gathered in Toronto, Canada, for the Global Summit on Physical Activity of Children. Experts reviewed available information and […]
May 5, 2016

Research Fellow Position at Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University is currently hiring a Research Fellow to work in the area of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. From the website: The School of […]
March 28, 2016

New Paper: Prevalence and Correlates of Sitting in Europeans

From the journal PLOS ONE: Objective Sedentary behaviour is increasingly recognized as an important health risk, but comparable data across Europe are scarce. The objective of […]
March 18, 2016

Workplace interventions for reducing sitting at work

An updated Cochrane Review has examined the impact of workplace interventions to reduce sitting.  From the plain language summary, available via the Cochrane Library. Why is the […]
December 21, 2015

Recipe for a healthy day: how compositional data analysis can help us optimise our daily routine to be healthy.

Today’s post comes from Dr Sebastien Chastin at Glasgow Caledonian University.  What is the recipe for a healthy day? This is the question we explore in […]
December 20, 2015

Online Research Study: How does sitting affect muscles?

Dr Ragnar Viir is looking for participants to complete an online survey looking at the way that sitting impacts muscle function. From the survey: Muscular activity, […]
December 1, 2015

MSc opportunity at University of Regina (Canada)

Dr Katya Herman currently has funding available for 2 MSc students with an interest in physical activity and sedentary behaviour epidemiology.  Students should have a minimum 80% […]