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 […]
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 […]
January 12, 2015

Do physical activity interventions also decrease sedentary time?

Today’s post comes from friend and colleague Dr Stephanie Prince, discussing her important new paper published in Obesity Reviews (available free here).  More on Stephanie can […]
November 3, 2014

Centenarian Explains One of the Keys to Longevity

Dr. Morris Collen, a physician and pioneer of computerized medicine, passed away in September at the age of 100 years. The New York Times ran a […]
September 21, 2014

Steve Jobs: "We limit how much technology our kids use at home"

A recent story in the New York Times, “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent,” discusses tech CEOs — including the late Steve Jobs — who understand […]
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.