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 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 […]
September 6, 2011

The Telegraph: Every hour of TV watching shortens life by 22 minutes

Via The Telegraph: Anyone who spends six hours a day in front of the box is at risk of dying five years sooner than those who […]
September 6, 2011

Statesman Journal: New studies make it hard to sit still

From the Statesman Journal: Experts have found our sedentary behavior might act as an independent risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. During […]
September 6, 2011

Daily Gleaner: UNB Researchers Study Physical Toll On Bus Drivers

From The Daily Gleaner: Two researchers from the University of New Brunswick have begun examining how the physical act of operating a motor vehicle impacts the […]
July 29, 2011

Slate: A Desk That Lets You Sit or Stand

July 22, 2011

Canada Releases World's First Evidence-Based Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

TORONTO (ONTARIO) FEBRUARY 15, 2011 – The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s (CSEP) Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth are the first, systematic evidence-based […]