July 21, 2011

New Study: Sedentary Behavior Is Not Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk in Adults with Abdominal Obesity

A new study published in PLoS ONE by Drs Ashlee McGuire and Bob Ross at Queen’s University reports that sedentary behaviour is not associated with markers […]
July 21, 2011

New Study: Standing desks may increase caloric expenditure and improve behaviour in kids

Dr Mark Benden from Texas A&M reports that standing desks increase caloric expenditure in elementary school students while also improving perceived behaviour: Childhood obesity is a […]
July 21, 2011

Special Issue of American Journal Preventive Medicine Focuses on Sedentary Behaviour

The August 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine contains a number of articles focusing on the health impact of sedentary behaviour.  In the […]
July 21, 2011

New Systematic Reviews Find Strong Prospective Relationships Between Sedentary Behaviour and Mortality

[Travis’ Note: This article has been adapted with permission from a post published on Obesity Panacea on July 12, 2011.] In the past few years several […]
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.  […]
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 […]