Posts Tagged ‘sitting’

Do You Need a Smarter Desk?

June 7, 2015 — A smarter desk can be yours today for just three or four thousand dollars! It goes up and down and gets to know you. It has bluetooth, WiFi, tidy storage for all your cords, and a really nifty touchscreen. Who knew that your desk could be a high tech imaginary friend and wellness coach? But […]

Walk Away from an Earlier Death

May 19, 2015 — If you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, perhaps it’s news to you that sitting is killing you. If not, maybe you jumped on the latest workplace wellness trend — a standing desk. But the latest research suggests that you might want to walk away from that standing desk. Literally. A study of objective physical […]

Let’s Fidget!

April 27, 2015 — Would Let’s Fidget! have been a better idea than Let’s Move! for First Lady Michelle Obama’s signature obesity initiative? Maybe so, if you read between the lines of a rather thorough review of the evidence base for non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) in obesity. NEAT consists of fidgeting, walking, standing, and many other routine movements that don’t qualify […]

B-MOBILE: Can Your Phone Get You Moving?

June 27, 2014 — While Apple is promising to make your chicken fat go away, some really smart researchers at Brown University have shown that their B-MOBILE smartphone app can work to reduce sedentary time. The current study is the first of its kind to show that a phone application can be an effective intervention to reduce sedentary time. […]

Don’t Just Sit There

June 22, 2014 — Much work remains to understand what happens when we just sit for extended periods of time. The association between sitting time and health risk has been studied and published many times. A new study published in Obesity provides a reminder that we know little about causality. Pedisic et al analyzed a cohort of more than 30,000 Australians to sort […]

Beware, Active Couch Potatoes

March 22, 2014 — Active couch potatoes — people who sit for hours daily, but still get enough exercise — are living a common lifestyle that puts them at risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and death. Dale Bond opened the annual Weight Management Symposium of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in St Louis yesterday with a compelling […]

Employee Wellness? Start with Active Workplaces

April 18, 2013 — Employers are talking a lot about employee wellness programs, with some stirring up controversy by weighing their employees and imposing penalties on employees with obesity. A pair of new studies adds to the understanding that prolonged sitting time at work is a significant risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, and a host of health problems. This growing body of […]