October 2, 2015

Targeting Physical Activity Doesn’t Reduce Sedentary Time

Via  Stone Hearth Newsletters (weblink is now defunct): For the first time, this new study has shown that increasing levels of physical activity is likely to be much […]
September 16, 2015

Revising on the run vs studying on the sofa

A new paper in IJBNPA examines the prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and academic achievement in British teens: Background We investigated prospective associations between […]
September 16, 2015

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

Fast Company Design has an article on a recent systematic review summarizing the available evidence on active workstations: If it wasn’t already clear through common sense, […]
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 […]