March 11, 2019

New Class Announcement: Embodied Anatomy and the Sitting Disease Epidemic

SBRN member Jim Freda is teaching a new class starting this Spring—April—at two locations in the PCC system. Each class will address a different area of […]
February 28, 2019

Use of the activPALTM in a hot and humid place

Today’s article comes from the research team of Professor Stephen Heung-Sang Wong. More about the team can be found at the bottom of this post. This […]
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 […]
January 30, 2019

SBRN Newsletter – January 30, 2019

In this issue… Do you have a colleague who is interested in sedentary behaviour? JSGS Population Health Policy Lab is funding cutting edge active living research. […]
January 17, 2019

SBRN membership survey results

In October of 2018, the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network disseminated a survey to determine member satisfaction, receive feedback on how to improve the SBRN website and […]
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 […]
September 26, 2018

Limiting children’s recreational screen time to less than two hours a day linked to better cognition

Only one in 20 US children in the study met the full recommended guidelines on recreational screen time, physical activity and sleep. Limiting recreational screen time […]
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 […]