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 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 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 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 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 29, 2011

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

Via the Stanford School of Medicine Scope blog:
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 […]
October 11, 2011

Special Issue of Journal of Applied Physiology Focusing on Sedentary Behaviour

A new issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology highlighting the physiology of sedentary behaviour and physical inactivity has just been published by the American Physiological […]
October 17, 2011

What works in school-based energy balance behaviour interventions and what does not? A systematic review of mediating mechanisms

Beginning this week, SBRN is pleased to host weekly summaries of peer-reviewed research in the area of sedentary behaviour, written by graduate students and young investigators […]