June 8, 2015

Britain releases Expert Statement on workplace sedentary behaviour

Last week an Expert Statement commissioned by Active Working CIC and Public Health England was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine titled “The Sedentary […]
February 9, 2015

Want people to stand? Just give them the option

Today’s post comes from PhD Candidate Justin Lang.  For media requests or further information on the study, please contact Justin directly at jlang@cheo.on.ca.  The full text of […]
January 20, 2015

New Sedentary Behaviour Systematic Review Garnering Significant Media Attention

A systematic review and meta-analysis on the link between sedentary time and health outcomes in adults that was published today is receiving significant attention in the […]
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 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 […]
December 11, 2014

ISBNPA 2015 Satellite meeting "Determinants of Sedentary Behaviour across the life course”

A 2 day conference on determinants of sedentary behaviour will be taking place on June 8 and 9th at Glasgow Caledonian University.  A description and links […]
October 27, 2014

Subtracting sitting versus adding exercise on glycemic control and variability in sedentary office workers

A new study published in the journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism examines the metabolic impact of adding exercise vs reducing sitting time. The abstract, […]
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 […]