March 28, 2014

Revenge of the "Sit", Part 2

A new review in the journal Mental Health and Physical Activity looks at the potential impact of sedentary behaviour on mental health: It is generally understood […]
March 22, 2014

University of Otago seeking PhD/MSc students for sedentary behaviour research

Dr Meredith Peddie of the University of Otago (New Zealand) is currently looking for a PhD/MSc student to investigate the energy expenditure and possible dietary compensation […]
March 6, 2014

Sedentary behaviour workplace wellness posters

The Heart Foundation of Australia has created a series of excellent workplace wellness posters targeting sedentary behaviour that can be printed off from their website. Sit-Less […]
February 19, 2014

Reconsidering "Reconsidering the sedentary behaviour paradigm"

Earlier this week we posted the abstract of a study concluding that sedentary behaviour may not have health effects independent of physical activity.  David Dunstan and colleagues […]
February 11, 2014

New study: sitting and early mortality

New study suggests that prolonged sitting is linked to excess mortality.  From Stone Hearth Newsletter: Led by Cornell University nutritional scientist Rebecca Seguin, a new study […]
December 18, 2013

SBRN Presents List of Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaires

SBRN members have recently compiled a list of 12 different validated sedentary behaviour questionnaires, which are now available on the SBRN website.  The questionnaires have been […]
October 28, 2013

American Academy of Pediatrics Release Updated Media/Screentime Guidelines

On October 28 the American Academy of Pediatrics updated their media/screentime recommendations for children and youth, published in the journal Pediatrics.  The paper includes recommendations for […]
September 9, 2013

New Study: Sitting-time, physical activity, and depressive symptoms in mid-aged women.

From the American Journal of Preventive Medicine: BACKGROUND: Associations of sitting-time and physical activity with depression are unclear. PURPOSE: To examine concurrent and prospective associations between […]
June 18, 2013

Risk of thrombosis: Another reason to avoid sitting?

Today’s guest post comes from PhD student Bethany Howard.  You can find out more about Bethany at the bottom of this post.  The study that she […]