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 […]
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 […]
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 […]