January 6, 2015

How sedentary are older adults?

Today’s post comes from Juliet Harvey. You can find out more about Mrs Harvey at the bottom of this post.  To submit your own post describing research of […]
December 11, 2014

ISBNPA 2015 Satellite meeting "Determinants of Sedentary Behaviour across the life course”

A 2 day conference on determinants of sedentary behaviour will be taking place on June 8 and 9th at Glasgow Caledonian University.  A description and links […]
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.