July 7, 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on movement and play behaviours of Canadian children and youth: a national survey

A group of researchers from ParticipACTION, Outdoor Play Canada, and several universities from across Canada just published a paper, “Impact of the COVID-19 virus outbreak on […]
June 17, 2020

Temporal Dynamics of Sitting Behavior at Work

Today’s post comes from Pam ten Broeke, a PhD candidate at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University, Netherlands, describing her recent study, “Temporal dynamics of […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 16, 2018

Benefits to heart health of reducing workplace sitting

Today’s post comes from Dr Genevieve Healy.  You can find out more about Dr Healy at the bottom of this post. Dr Healy, David Dunstan and […]
January 30, 2018

Sitting on a ticking time bomb: managing type 2 diabetes in a sitting-centric world

Today’s post comes from Dr Paddy Dempsey.  You can find more about Dr Dempsey’s work at the bottom of this post. To request copies of the […]
May 5, 2017

New textbook on sedentary behaviour and health

Human Kinetics has published a textbook titled Sedentary Behaviour and Health, edited by Drs Weimo Zhu and  Neville Owen.  From the Human Kinetics website: From office […]
March 24, 2017

Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years: Please Complete This Brief Survey

As a childcare provider, practitioner or researcher whose work is in some way connected with physical activity, sedentary time and/or sleep, you are being invited to […]
October 11, 2016

Helping older adults become more active: the SITLESS study

Today’s post comes from Dr Mark Tully, and describes the SITLESS study.  You can find more about the study at http://sitless.eu/. The SITLESS study is an EU-funded […]