June 18, 2019

Post-Doctoral Opportunity in Brazil

The Applied Physiology & Nutrition Research Group at University of São Paulo’s Medical School (FMUSP), Brazil, is offering 3 post-doc positions to work on a project […]
June 18, 2019

Why is Sedentary Behavior Making an Appearance in Physical Activity Guidelines?

Today’s post comes from Dr Peter Katzmarzyk.  More info on Dr Katzmarzyk can be found at the bottom of the post. When the Physical Activity Guidelines […]
February 13, 2019

Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research

Ninety-eight per cent of children now live in homes with internet-connected devices. (Shutterstock) Researchers, doctors, public health officials and parents are all trying to make sense […]
October 2, 2018

Are sedentary children less physically literate?

Today’s post comes from Dr Travis Saunders, and was cross-posted to Obesity Panacea on the PLOS blog network. Physical literacy refers to the skills, motivation, and knowledge […]
June 25, 2018

Does listening to music or watching television while exercising impact food intake or energy expenditure after the workout?

Today’s post comes from Ms Holly Livock, a recent MSc graduate from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  You can find more on Holly […]
June 4, 2018

To maintain a healthy body weight, you need to match food intake to energy expenditure, but you also need to be physically active and metabolically flexible!

  Sedentary behavior is a risk factor for metabolic disease. Contemporary societies have largely engineered physical activity out of daily life to the point that physical […]
May 7, 2018

Reallocating time between sleep, sedentary and active behaviours: Associations with obesity and health in Canadian adults

Today’s post comes from Rachel Colley (Senior Research Analyst in the Health Analysis Division at Statistics Canada), and describes a new paper released on April 18, […]
April 30, 2018

What is the best questionnaire to measure sedentary behaviour? “well, it depends…”

Today’s post comes from Dr Manon Dontje. You can find more information on Dr Dontje at the bottom of this article. These days, more and more information […]
April 23, 2018

VitaBit-A new alternative for measuring sedentary behavior

Today’s post comes from Nathalie Berninger, a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, where she describes work recently published in the […]