Latest Sedentary lifestyle Stories
Children who spend more than three-quarters of their time engaging in sedentary behaviour, such as watching TV and sitting at computers, have up to nine times poorer motor coordination than their more active peers.
UK medical school teaching on physical activity is "sparse or non-existent," finds research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine today.
Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese.
For those who have jobs involving a lot of sitting, simple movements such as standing up and moving around during breaks may not only help with weight loss, it just might help them live longer,
Sitting down for more than three hours a day can reduce a person’s life expectancy by two years, even if they are otherwise physically active and refrain from dangerous sedentary habits.
Kids are more active if their TV time is restricted or they are involved in school sports clubs, among other associations.
A study by a team of researchers at Vanderbilt School of Medicine recently found that children who have active peers engage in more physical activity themselves.
A new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine states that, as people move farther away from urban centers and commute longer distances via car, it can have greater health risks.
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