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 […]
December 18, 2013

SBRN Presents List of Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaires

SBRN members have recently compiled a list of 12 different validated sedentary behaviour questionnaires, which are now available on the SBRN website.  The questionnaires have been […]
December 18, 2013

Sedentary Behaviour Taxonomy – Round 1 Results Published in PLOS ONE

SBRN members Sebastien Chastin and colleagues have recently published the results of the first round of their Sedentary Behaviour Taxonomy project. The abstract (via PLOS ONE): […]
October 28, 2013

American Academy of Pediatrics Release Updated Media/Screentime Guidelines

On October 28 the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their media/screentime recommendations for children and youth, published in the journal Pediatrics.  The paper includes recommendations for […]
October 1, 2013

New guide helps researchers decide how to measure sedentary behaviour

Today’s post comes from Dr Dylan Cliff, a National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong (Australia). Many people interested in young people’s […]
September 9, 2013

New Study: Sitting-time, physical activity, and depressive symptoms in mid-aged women.

From the American Journal of Preventive Medicine: BACKGROUND: Associations of sitting-time and physical activity with depression are unclear. PURPOSE: To examine concurrent and prospective associations between […]
June 18, 2013

Risk of thrombosis: Another reason to avoid sitting?

Today’s guest post comes from PhD student Bethany Howard.  You can find out more about Bethany at the bottom of this post.  The study that she […]