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 12, 2014

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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 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

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 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 […]