November 3, 2014

Centenarian Explains One of the Keys to Longevity

Dr. Morris Collen, a physician and pioneer of computerized medicine, passed away in September at the age of 100 years. The New York Times ran a […]
October 27, 2014

Subtracting sitting versus adding exercise on glycemic control and variability in sedentary office workers

A new study published in the journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism examines the metabolic impact of adding exercise vs reducing sitting time. The abstract, […]
September 24, 2014

New study: standing desks increase energy expenditure in kids

Via the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Due to the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, the association between classroom furniture and energy expenditure as […]
September 21, 2014

Steve Jobs: "We limit how much technology our kids use at home"

A recent story in the New York Times, “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent,” discusses tech CEOs — including the late Steve Jobs — who understand […]
July 28, 2014

Desk-based workers' perspectives on using sit-stand workstations: a qualitative analysis of the Stand@Work study

A new paper published in BMC Public Health examines worker’s perspectives on sit-stand workstations. From the abstract: Background Prolonged sitting time has been identified as a […]
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 […]
July 23, 2014

Pennington Pedal Desk

Dr Catrine Tudor-Locke of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center describes the pros and cons of pedal and treadmill desks.
July 17, 2014

Smartphone app aimed at reducing sedentary time

From PLOS ONE: Purpose Excessive sedentary time (SED) has been linked to obesity and other adverse health outcomes. However, few sedentary-reducing interventions exist and none have […]
July 2, 2014

Potential Research on Active Sitting as a Necessary Component to Correct Sedentary Behaviors

Thank-you for your introduction to the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network.  This is a fantastic pooling of research and expertise to help address this deadly by-product of […]