October 4, 2011

A cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce sedentary behavior and promote physical activity and health of 8-9 year olds: The Transform-Us! Study

An interesting new study is now underway in Australia, which will look at the impact of reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity on health in […]
September 29, 2011

KGO-TV: Stanford hosts conference on the science of sedentary behavior

Via the Stanford School of Medicine Scope blog:
September 28, 2011

Stanford Medical School: Understanding the impact of sedentary behavior on children’s health

Via the Stanford Medical School’s Scope Blog: Previous research has shown that the majority of a student’s school day, 70 percent, is completely sedentary and that sitting for long […]
September 28, 2011

New Study: Bed Rest Abolishes Exercise-Induced mRNA Responses in Skeletal Muscle

A new study published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology suggests that prolonged sedentary behaviour may reduce the benefits of acute exercise.  […]
September 26, 2011

New Study: World’s First Systematic Review of Sedentary Behaviour and Health in School-Aged Children

Researchers at the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group in the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute have published the world’s first systematic review […]
September 23, 2011

New Study: Bed Rest Impairs Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Metabolism

Desy Salvadego and colleagues have published a new paper ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology suggesting that prolonged sedentary behaviour may impair oxidative […]
September 18, 2011

Toronto Star: Even with exercise, a desk job can hurt you

Via Healthzone.ca: The kids are back in school. All that frantic running around to keep them engaged during the hot, steamy summer is over. Now, with […]
September 7, 2011

PassportSanté.net: Chaque heure devant la télé réduirait l’espérance de vie de 20 minutes

A new article on sedentary behaviour was published yesterday on the French Canadian health website PasseportSanté.net: Les chercheurs ont trouvé que le temps que les Australiens […]
September 7, 2011

Denver Post: The health benefits of working on your feet

From the Denver Post: News about the perils of prolonged sitting originally inspired Sue Hewitt, 52, to ditch her seat for her feet. Now, six others […]