August 3, 2015

New study: Benefits of reallocating sitting to standing or stepping

A new study in the European Heart Journal has investigated the impact of (statistically) replacing sitting with standing or walking.  The abstract: Aims While excessive sitting […]
June 22, 2015

Sedentary behaviour and axiety: new systematic review

A systematic review exploring the link between sedentary behaviour and anxiety was published recently in the journal BMC Public Health. Background Previous research has linked sedentary […]
June 8, 2015

Britain releases Expert Statement on workplace sedentary behaviour

Last week an Expert Statement commissioned by Active Working CIC and Public Health England was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine titled “The Sedentary […]
March 23, 2015

Unplug and Play Week

March 23-29 is Unplug and Play Week in Canada.  From ParticipACTION: Turn off the screens. Turn up the play. Now that our electronics are only ever […]
March 18, 2015

Physical activity & sedentary behaviour surveillance and assessment event at EXPO in Milan

There will be an event titled ‘Physical activity & sedentary behaviour surveillance & assessment – maximizing Europe’s resources” at the EXPO in Milan on 14 May. Please […]
March 11, 2015

Author Summary of “Sedentary Time and Its Association with Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults” paper, Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2015: 162:123-132)

Today’s post is a summary of a fascinating new paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine on the relationship between sedentary behaviour and premature mortality (available […]
February 9, 2015

Want people to stand? Just give them the option

Today’s post comes from PhD Candidate Justin Lang.  For media requests or further information on the study, please contact Justin directly at jlang@cheo.on.ca.  The full text of […]
January 19, 2015

How should we assess sedentary behaviour patterns in children using accelerometers?

Today’s post comes from Mai Chinapaw and Teatske Altenburg.  Their lab website can be found here. A recent commentary by Chinapaw et al. (Prev Med 2014) critically […]
January 14, 2015

Determinants of sedentary behaviour across the life course: synthesis and consensus meeting

On the 8th and 9th of June 2015, a workshop is organised on determinants of sedentary behaviour across the life course, as a satellite of the […]