Neville Owen Explains the Health Impact of Sedentary Behaviour

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Dr Neville Owen is one of the world’s foremost researchers of sedentary behaviour.  Based at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and the University of Queensland, Dr Owen has co-authored several seminal studies, including those linking sedentary behaviour with mortality, and suggesting that breaks in sedentary behaviour may be associated with improved health regardless of total sedentary time.


Last week Dr Owen spoke with researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and was kind enough to allow SBRN member Ernesto Ramirez to record and publish two videos of his talk, which are embedded below.  In the first video, you can see Dr Owen explain what sedentary behaviour is, how an “active” person can still accumulate lots of sedentary time, and the impact of interventions aimed at reducing sedentary time.  In the second video, Dr Owen takes questions from the audience on the impact of sedentary behaviour in kids, how we can change the work environment to allow people to reduce their sedentary behaviour, and gives his thoughts on standing desks.

Thanks to Dr Owen for allowing his talk to be recorded and published by SBRN, and thanks to Ernesto Ramirez for the excellent recording.




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