Reducing sedentary behaviour in assisted living could improve health and independence for long-term care residents.
What if assisted living facilities became more active communities, where the residents were less sedentary? This could potentially enable residents to gain more independence, rather than losing it.
The more you sit, the more movement you need.
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Choosing the right "cocktail" of light activity, exercise and sitting, can improve health and decrease risk of premature death.
For people with type 2 diabetes, prolonged sitting has been linked with higher blood sugar levels.
Even just a few minutes of walking every hour can help better manage blood sugar levels.
Everyday environments and activities, from transportation to screen time to eating, are tailored nearly exclusively to prolonged sitting.
Too much time sitting is linked to health risks, and also to lower quality of life. But in some contexts, such as reading, playing an instrument or socializing, sitting had positive associations.
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Is relaxing in the hammock or easy chair somehow better for you than sitting?
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Sitting on the floor is still common in many cultures – but is it better for your health?
Since stay-at-home orders were issued, there has been an upsurge in Netflix and app use, indicating that people may be spending more time at sedentary actives.
Even if you exercise, sitting too much is linked to health risks from anxiety to diabetes. But this ‘invisible’ behaviour may pervade our lives even more under COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines.
It may not be such a bad habit after all.
As little as 20 minutes of exercise a day can offset a sedentary lifestyle. And that exercise can include walking the dog.
Getting enough exercise to offset the health impacts of sitting might be easier than you think, new research shows.
Standing up when doing routine things such as talking on the phone can reduce the amount of time a person sits.
Sitting has been maligned in recent years for its role in obesity and diabetes. Now, a recent study in older women suggests that sedentary behavior may also increase heart disease risk.
Secondary school students typically spend less time doing physical activity than they did in primary school.
The transition from primary to secondary school can be tough for children socially and emotionally. Students also do less physical activity in secondary school, and need help with this transition too.
Netflix and chill? It could well be shortening your life.
Sitting too much might be killing you – this is what you can do about it.
When we sit, we accumulate calories and excess fat which can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and death. The solution may be as simple as counting.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
While office workers often worry they sit too long while on the job, research suggests standing at work increases the risk of heart disease.
Annoyed you don’t have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
Sitting affects our glucose levels, which affects our brain.
The brain is a glucose-hungry organ. If this energy supply is disrupted, it can impair and even damage brain cells.
A physically active lesson in action in a Leicestershire primary school.
Why we need more physical activity in the classroom.
Sitting down at work all day may not be so bad for you after all. How did we get it so wrong?
New research shows not all sitting is bad for our health, so long as you’re active at other times of the day.
Desk-based office workers should spend at least two hours of their working day standing or moving.
We’ve known for some time that too much sitting increases your risk of diabetes and heart disease. But until now it’s been unclear how much standing during the work day may counter this risk.
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As part of the advance publicity for the forthcoming Apple Watch, Apple chief executive Tim Cook has disclosed that it has a feature that prompts people to stand up every hour. “Sitting is the new cancer…