June 10, 2017

How do you define sedentary behaviour?

Figure 1. Conceptual framework from Tremblay et al. 2017. In the past 20 years, the amount of research published using the term sedentary behaviour has grown […]
November 16, 2015

Exploring the context of sedentary behaviour in older adults (what, where, why, when and with whom)

Today’s post comes from PhD student Calum Leask, describing his new paper, which is available here.  You can find more on Calum at the bottom of […]
October 2, 2015

Targeting Physical Activity Doesn’t Reduce Sedentary Time

Via  Stone Hearth Newsletters (weblink is now defunct): For the first time, this new study has shown that increasing levels of physical activity is likely to be much […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
January 6, 2015

How sedentary are older adults?

Today’s post comes from Juliet Harvey. You can find out more about Mrs Harvey at the bottom of this post.  To submit your own post describing research of […]
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 […]