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 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 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 […]
February 19, 2014

Reconsidering "Reconsidering the sedentary behaviour paradigm"

Earlier this week we posted the abstract of a study concluding that sedentary behaviour may not have health effects independent of physical activity.  David Dunstan and colleagues […]
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 […]
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 […]