July 22, 2011

Men's Health: Is Your Office Chair Killing You?

Via Men’s Health: Do you lead an active lifestyle or a sedentary one? The question is simple, but the answer may not be as obvious as […]
July 22, 2011

Scientific American: Can Sitting Too Much Kill You?

Via Scientific American: We all know that physical activity is important for good health—regardless of your age, gender or body weight, living an active lifestyle can […]
July 22, 2011

NOW Magazine: Don't Be A Sitting Duck

Via NOW Magazine: I’ve got some important news. Are you sitting down? Well, then you’d better stand up. Because sitting is killing you. Well, that’s what […]
July 22, 2011

CBC News: Sitting takes toll on body, scientists find

Via CBC: The bodies of even the most physically active Canadians take a physiological hit from sitting for hours, say scientists who warn about health effects […]
July 22, 2011

Washington Post: Even with exercise, long periods spent sedentary are deemed a health risk

Via the Washington Post: Anyone who’s been paying the slightest bit of attention knows by now that the government and public health organizations want adults to get […]
July 22, 2011

io9: Sitting is destroying your body

Via io9: The war on sitting has begun. The view that we’re really not designed to stay seated for the entire day has been gathering steam […]
July 21, 2011

New Systematic Reviews Find Strong Prospective Relationships Between Sedentary Behaviour and Mortality

[Travis’ Note: This article has been adapted with permission from a post published on Obesity Panacea on July 12, 2011.] In the past few years several […]
July 21, 2011

Special Issue of American Journal Preventive Medicine Focuses on Sedentary Behaviour

The August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine contains a number of articles focusing on the health impact of sedentary behaviour.  In the […]
July 21, 2011

New Study: Standing desks may increase caloric expenditure and improve behaviour in kids

Dr Mark Benden from Texas A&M reports that standing desks increase caloric expenditure in elementary school students while also improving perceived behaviour: Childhood obesity is a […]