September 24, 2014

New study: standing desks increase energy expenditure in kids

Via the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Due to the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, the association between classroom furniture and energy expenditure as […]
July 28, 2014

Desk-based workers' perspectives on using sit-stand workstations: a qualitative analysis of the Stand@Work study

A new paper published in BMC Public Health examines worker’s perspectives on sit-stand workstations. From the abstract: Background Prolonged sitting time has been identified as a […]
July 23, 2014

New Study: Sitting too much associated with reduced cardiovascular health

From Stone Hearth Newsletters: The study, published in today’s online edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, examined the association between fitness levels, daily exercise, and sedentary behavior, based […]
July 23, 2014

Pennington Pedal Desk

Dr Catrine Tudor-Locke of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center describes the pros and cons of pedal and treadmill desks.
July 17, 2014

Smartphone app aimed at reducing sedentary time

From PLOS ONE: Purpose Excessive sedentary time (SED) has been linked to obesity and other adverse health outcomes. However, few sedentary-reducing interventions exist and none have […]
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 […]