June 11, 2019

Is Screen Time Truly Unhealthy for Children?

It is no secret that children and adolescents are spending increasing proportions of their time on smart phones, computers and television. These screen use habits are […]
May 21, 2019

Social media’s enduring effect on adolescent life satisfaction

In our increasingly technophilic world, teens are spending large parts of their day engaging in screen-based behaviours, and specifically, social media. With regular media stories on […]
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 […]