March 28, 2014

Revenge of the "Sit", Part 2

A new review in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity looks at the potential impact of sedentary behaviour on mental health: It is generally understood […]
March 25, 2014

SBRN Members featured on Quirks and Quarks

SBRN members Genevieve Healy and Mark Tremblay were featured on an episode of the science radio show Quirks and Quarks, discussing the health impact of sitting. […]
March 22, 2014

University of Otago seeking PhD/MSc students for sedentary behaviour research

Dr Meredith Peddie of the University of Otago (New Zealand) is currently looking for a PhD/MSc student to investigate the energy expenditure and possible dietary compensation […]
March 6, 2014

Sedentary behaviour workplace wellness posters

The Heart Foundation of Australia has created a series of excellent workplace wellness posters targeting sedentary behaviour that can be printed off from their website. Sit-Less […]
February 19, 2014

Reconsidering "Reconsidering the sedentary behaviour paradigm"

Earlier this week we posted the abstract of a study concluding that sedentary behaviour may not have health effects independent of physical activity.  David Dunstan and colleagues […]
February 16, 2014

New study: Reconsidering the sedentary behavior paradigm

A new study published in PLOS ONE suggests that sedentary behavior may not be associated with health independent of total physical activity.  From the abstract: Aims […]
February 13, 2014

The health hazards of sitting

The Washington Post recently published the above infographic on the health impact of sedentary behaviour.  The full infographic, with descriptions, is available here.
February 11, 2014

New study: sitting and early mortality

New study suggests that prolonged sitting is linked to excess mortality.  From Stone Hearth Newsletter: Led by Cornell University nutritional scientist Rebecca Seguin, a new study […]
February 9, 2014

New Study: Workplace sitting and height-adjustable workstations: a randomized controlled trial.

New paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The abstract:   BACKGROUND: Desk-based office employees sit for most of their working day. To address […]